Results of the Moon Landing Competition
The prize for best artwork was awarded to Charis Neal of the King Charles I School in Kidderminster, for this water-colour depiction of an astronaut standing on the lunar surface.
Credit: C Neal of the King Charles I School in Kidderminster
The poetry prize was awarded to Thomas Galvin of Stockport School, whose poem nicely conveys the sense of wonder and achievement at finally stepping beyond the confines of Earth.
The moon shines like a floating light,|
the brightest thing in the middle of the night.
But the moon isn't a distant as we might think.
You see, rockets have gone up into space,
The first landing in '69.
Neil Armstrong stepped off the rocket,
His foot steps remain forever in time.
Finally he planted the flag in place,
Winning poem entry by Thomas Galvin
Each prize winner will receive a limited-edition commemorative stamp sheet signed by the astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who is one of only 12 people to have walked on the surface of the Moon. Once again, our thanks go out to Buckingham Covers, whose generosity allowed us to award such memorable prizes, and a special thank you to all those who took the time to submit work over the summer holidays.