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
Alternatively you can email them to:
For further details please call at: (+94) 719 209 097
Project Coordinator: Thishan Pavithra.
Mr. K. R. Sugathadasa.
Mr. Abhiuchika Sriyaratne.
Mr. Charith Siriwardana.
Mr. Udara Chaturanga
Project Adviser: Mr. Thilina Heenatigala.