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Rules and Eligibility

  • A responsible adult, 18 years or older, must make submissions on behalf of students. This adult must have registered for the current season of the Lunar Rover Research Challenge.
  • Submissions are accepted in English or French.
  • Submissions must be uploaded to the Let’s Talk Science Lunar Rover Research Challenge submission portal by 23:59 Pacific Time on the due date. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.
  • The final determination of the winners will be at the sole discretion of Let’s Talk Science.
  • Each student can only be associated with one submission per season, whether alone or on a team.
  • Multiple submissions from the same class are allowed, if there are different students on each team.
  • Any submission that does not meet the rules, eligibility, or requirements will not be eligible to win the prize.
  • A maximum of one team per school can win each season.
  • Students must be currently living in Canada.
  • All students must be at or below the Grade 9 or Secondary III level.
  • Individuals or teams may enter the competition.

See Claiming the Prize below for group size requirements for winners.

Fall 2022 Season

Registration Closes: October 23, 2022

Submissions Due: November 6, 2022

Spring 2023 Season

Registration Closes: April 2, 2023

Submission Due: April 16, 2023

Fall 2023 Season

Dates coming in 2023.

See The Challenge for the complete timeline.

Review the complete list of submission requirements.

Review the scoring rubric the judges will use to select the winner.

The competition is designed such that if any team within a class wins, the entire class participates in the rover control prize.

  • Students must form a team of 10-30 in order to claim the prize. If the winning team has fewer than ten students, the students and their responsible adult must select classmates or friends to participate in the prize experience with them.
  • The age limit does not apply to participating in the prize. Students in higher grades can be added to meet the ten student minimum.
  • See The Prize to learn more about technical requirements, logistics, and support available.