Royal College Astronomical Society - SCI - FI 09

Under the International Year of Astronomy 2009 programs, the Royal College Astronomical Society has organized an all island science fiction competition for school students.

Sinhala and English

Grades 6-8 “I met an alien
Grades 9-11 “Moon Colonization
Grades 12 – 13 “Evolution of life in our solar system

Background and Objective
Science fiction differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically established or scientifically postulated laws of nature (though some elements in a story might still be pure imaginative speculation). Exploring the consequences of such differences is the traditional purpose of science fiction, making it a "literature of ideas". Science fiction is largely based on writing entertainingly and rationally about alternate possibilities in settings that are contrary to known reality.

Review of Entries
Entries should be forwarded to reach the society by December 2, 2009. Best entries will be awarded with certificates in a special function in December.

Rules and regulation
Grades 6 – 11: exceeding 1000 words
Grades 12 – 13: 1200 – 1500 words

All entries must be signed from the school principal.
Must follow the description of Science Fiction.
The entries will not be return.

Only one entry per person.
Should be originals.
The competition is only open for Sri Lankan students.

Last date to submit your submissions is December 2, 2009.

Send your entries to:

Royal College Astronomical Society
P.Box 635
Rajakeeya Mawatha
Colombo 07.

Alternatively you can email them to:

For further details please call at: (+94) 719 209 097

Project Coordinator: Thishan Pavithra.

Entry viewer:
Mr. K. R. Sugathadasa.
Mr. Abhiuchika Sriyaratne.
Mr. Charith Siriwardana.
Mr. Udara Chaturanga

Project Adviser: Mr. Thilina Heenatigala.


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