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69: Zen Apollo 11 Lander

Posted on Jul 5, 2019 by in Active

That’s one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind. – Neil Armstrong

The scope of the July 2019 contest is very narrow: imitate the structure of the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, with only Zen Magnets, no quantity limit. Contest 69 is a throwback to Contest 2, the very first build contest that took place nearly nine years ago. Of course, 9 years ago the prize was two sets of Zen Magnets for first place, and one set of Zen Magnets for second place. Now it’s a prize pool of $300 and a guaranteed $100 in gift cards awarded for first place.

Summary of requirements:

  • Must be constructed entirely of Zen Magnets
  • No limit on number of Zen Magnets used
  • Usage of metal building platform is allowed but not required
  • 1 submission per person
  • No collages or photo-manipulation beyond basic color levels and contrast
  • Deadline: 7/31/2019

As usual, the judges will be your peers. Pay attention to resolution, focus, lighting, as well as framing. Use not your bright reflective flash, but instead a self timer and a tripod (or stand.) Sharp, high resolution pictures are preferred. $300 in prizes is up for grabs and distribution will depend on participation. There will be at least five winners. Prizes will be announced with judging. Everything you submit goes into the public domain. Submission deadline is the last day of July 2019.

But the first and foremost requirement, is that you have fun!

To enter, follow the button to the submission form:

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