National Finalists Announced, 05 March 2013

The national finalists of the Odysseus educational contest were selected following the first round of judging from 106 entries from student teams around the European Union.  All submitted projects could be viewed in the Odysseus Library.

The national finalists are listed below and they will now compete for the top prizes of the Odysseus contest.  An International Jury consisting of high level experts and professionals on space exploration will determine the top three winners (one per each theme category), while a fourth winner will be selected by public voting among all participating teams.  Finally, one more winning team from the participating non-EU countries will be announced by the end of March.

The teams that will compete in the final round of the contest are the following:

A.  “Solar System” Category

Vienne (Austria), Hephaestus (Bulgaria), Astronomie AG EGN (Germany), Sunspots (Greece), Pindűr Pandúrok (Hungary), Space Champions (Italy), College 1 (Netherlands), NIAC (Portugal), Transylvanian Bear Squad (Romania), ILost (Slovakia).

B. “Co-evolution of life” Category

Levski (Bulgaria), Exoplants (Greece), Team Richlik (Hungary), Spatial Relations (Ireland), Mighty Green Children (Latvia), Groepje 1 (Netherlands), Orion IMS (Romania).

C. “Spaceship – Global cooperation” Category

Bulgaria (Bulgaria), Spacejump (Germany), Big Bang (Greece), HungaroBots (Hungary), GiveMeSomeMilkyWay (Lithuania), Sybren.dejong1 (Netherlands), No Idea (Poland), DiscoverSpace (Portugal), HelioTeam (Romania), Bay House School (United Kingdom)