Microsoft has launched "WorldWide Telescope Tour Contest," a competition which involves putting together tours using the content available on the WorldWide Telescope site.
"With the WorldWide Telescope, you have 3-D navigation to explore the universe. Not only can you visit, but you can create an interactive and educational tour of your journey. You can then enter your tour in the contest, and if it's selected, it will be featured in WorldWide Telescope!," the contest page stated.
WorldWide Telescope Tour Contest will end on September 1, 2011, so users do have plenty of time to create a tour and submit it to Microsoft. The challenge is only opened to people in the U.S., according to the official rules.
Furthermore, the WorldWide Telescope Tour Contest is more about passion and bragging rights than anything else, especially when considering the prize that the software giant is offering.
Microsoft allows teams of up to four people to work together on a single entry, but users can also enter the contest individually.
- "Form a team of one to four people each of whom is over the age of 14.
- Go to the WorldWide Telescope website and download WorldWide Telescope, which is a free download.
- Choose a theme from the list of themes, included below.
- Research the topic.
- Produce a guided tour that fulfills the requirements (see the WorldWide Telescope Tour Contest Official Rules).
- If your tour is selected to be featured in WorldWide Telescope, we will notify you by sending a message to the e-mail address provided at time of entry," the company explained.
"Each winner will have their entry featured in Worldwide Telescope under "Guided Tours" in a folder designated for Worldwide Telescope Tour Contest Winners for a month. Additionally, entries will be featured on the front page of WorldWide Telescope Website, WorldWide Telescope Tour Contest, and a few may be chosen to be featured on WorldWide Telescope Ambassador's Program Website," Microsoft said.
You can find more information about the contest on its official page.