Winner of Leicester competition to receive photograph from space

Children around the UK are invited to enter a competition organised by the University's National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), the UK’s leading research centre for studying our planet using observations from satellites in space, to win a large photograph of Earth taken especially for them during British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s stay on the International Space Station (ISS).

Tim recently tweeted the competition, inviting children to become 'Earth Observation Detectives' by entering the competition before the deadline on 19 February.

To enter, children must explain where on Earth they would like an astronaut on the ISS to photograph and why that location is interesting.

Three winning entries will be selected based on the entrants’ creative choice of location, and what they hope the image will reveal about our planet.

Professor John Remedios, Director of NCEO, who launched the EO Detective competition and resources said: "This competition and the classroom resources will introduce children to the value of satellite images for investigating all sorts of aspects of our blue-green world. We are looking forward to reading the ideas that children come up with.”

The competition is open to all UK students in Year 11 or below; the closing date is Friday 19 February 2016.

You can keep up to date with updates from the NCEO by following their Twitter: @NCEOscience

Keep up to date with the competition by following: @EODetective