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Life on Mars competition for kids

What item could you not live without on Mars? How would you re-design it to make it work on another planet?

To drive intrigue in engineering and technology careers, we’ve launched a new competition for six to 13 year-olds with iconic comic, Beano. We want young people to adapt and engineer an everyday product that they love to make it suitable for life on Mars should they one day live there.

We will then put the winner’s product to the ultimate test, by making a prototype and sending it to the edge of space! The winner will get to attend the launch and even get turned into a comic book character for an upcoming issue of Beano!

To enter the competition entrants must:

  • re-design your favourite item that you couldn’t live without and explain your invention via our entry form.
  • complete the contact details page and obtain parent/guardian permission.

Entry is via email or post.

The competition is open until 23:59 BST on 3 July.