Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) has been celebrating World Space Week in Nepal since 2007. Our first space outreach event was the celebration of 50th Anniversary of the First Artificial Satellite: Sputnik-I on October 4, 2007, in collaboration with Russian Center of Science and Culture – Kathmandu (RCSC-Kathmandu). Since then, we are organizing different activities as a part of our World Space Week celebration in Nepal.
Topic for 2020: Satellites Improve Life
Extended Deadline: 5:00 PM, September 25, 2020
Click here to apply for the 2nd National Online Space Speech Competition 2020 (for class 9-12)
Click here to apply for the 4th National Space Art Competition 2020 (for class 6-8)
Registration fee is NRs 300 /- and must be paid via Esewa Fund Transfer to our Esewa Account (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please send the proof of payment to our NASO Viber (9843708248) for confirmation. Thank you!
Detail information about the competitions
Please read the information presented below in order to prepare your works to be submitted to the competitions.
Here is a summary on how you can complete your registration for these competitions:
- First, read the information presented here carefully.
- Then prepare your art work or video following the rules and regulations. After that, upload your work in google drive or other cloud (must not be publicly visible) and get the link of your work.Then scan or take photo of your Photo ID (ID which has your photo and other details preferred to school/college ID) and upload to google drive and get the link.
- After doing these, fill in the form with necessary information. While filling up the form, you are required to paste the links of your ID and art or speech in the form.
- Then click on submit. Once you submit the payment, you will receive a copy of your registration in your email.
- Once you receive that copy, complete the Esewa fund transfer to 9843708248 and contact us in the same number.
We hope these steps will help you to submit your work. If you still face difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us at 9843708248 (during 10:00 AM -5:00 PM). Thank you!
4th National Space Art Competition 2020: Win A Telescope
Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) is pleased to announce the 4th National Space Art Competition 2020. It is a unique opportunity for class 6-8 students to showcase their talent to win exciting prizes.
First Prize: Telescope, medal and certificate
Second Prize: Gift hamper, medal and certificate
Third Prize: Gift hamper, medal and certificate
Rules and Regulations
Students from class 6-8 are eligible to participate
Registration fee must be paid through E-sewa or Khalti (Please contact us at www.facebook.com/NASO for the payment).
Only the registered submission will be considered for further evaluation
Shortlisted Space Arts will be published on NASO Facebook page for Public Voting
The Space Art should be made at least in A4 size either landscape or portrait and based on the theme ‘Satellites Improve Life’
The result will be based on 50% public voting and 50% decided by jury
Winners will be awarded in one of our programs
Click here to submit your space art. For any queries, please call us at 9843708248 (NASO Office)
2nd National Online Space Speech Competition 2020: Be Global
Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) is pleased to announce the 2nd National Online Space Speech Competition 2020. It is a unique opportunity for high school students to showcase their talent and win exciting prizes.
First Prize: NRs. 10,000/-, medal and certificate
Second Prize: NRs. 5,000/-, medal and certificate
Third Prize: NRs. 3,000/-, medal and certificate
Rules and Regulations
Students from grade 9-12 are eligible to participate
The video record of the speech must be submitted within the deadline
Registration fee must be paid through e-sewa or Khalti (Please contact us at www.facebook.com/NASO for the payment)
Only the registered submission will be qualified for the competition.
Only the shortlisted videos will be published on NASO YouTube channel for voting
The length of the video must be no less than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes
Proper time management carries 10 points
First 15 seconds (maximum) must be the introductory part including your name, address, grade, school name and age
The result will be based on 50% public voting and 50% decided by jury.
The video must be unpublished and uncut (must be single shot), in case of video being public from any other sources before being published from NASO channel officially; will be disqualified. If you need any help to make sure you video will not be public, please contact us at www.facebook.com/NASONepal
There is no language barrier, one can use either English or Nepali or both
Winners will be awarded with cash, trophy/medal and certificate in one of our programs
Click here to submit your space speech. For any queries, please call us at 9843708248 (NASO Office)
September 18, 2020: Registration deadlines for the 2nd National Online Space Speech and National Space Art Competitions have been extended until September 25, 2020. Don’t miss the deadline!
August 27, 2020: Registration opens for the 4th National Space Art Competition 2020 and 2nd National Online Space Speech Competition.
January 31, 2020: Winners of the 1st National Online Space Speech Competition 2019 announced today. Congratulations to Mr. Saugat KC (first place), Ms. Smarika Neupane (Second place) and Mr. Veer Chandra Kamati (third place) for their excellent performance!
December 29, 2019: Winners of the 3rd National Space Art Competition 2019 announced today. Click here for the result.
November 10, 2019: Registration deadlines for the space art and space speech have been extended until November 30, 2019 as we received several requests from the schools in province 1 as the schools were closed for almost 40 days!
October 1, 2019: Registration deadlines for space art and space speech have been extended until November 10, 2019.
September 18, 2019: Registration open for the 1st National Online Space Speech Competition 2019. Don’t miss the chance of being Global! Apply Now!
September 18, 2019: Registration open for the 3rd National Space Art Competition 2019. Don’t miss the chance to win your a telescope! Apply Now!
August 26, 2019: Winners of the 2nd National Space Art Competition 2018 received awards, medals and certificates during 12th NASO Day Ceremony held at Russian Center of Science and Culture (RCSC) , Kathmandu, Nepal
June 10, 2019: Ms. Manisha Dwa will be the new World Space Week Coordinator for Nepal! Lets congratulate her for the new and exciting role!
October 11, 2018: Ms. Shruti Gurung, Class 8, Adhyayan School, Kathmandu won the Public Choice Award of the NASO 2nd National SpaceArt Competition 2018!
October 4, 2018: Twenty shortlisted space arts are now available for voting! The Facebook voting is to announce the Public Choice Award with gift hamper and certificate. Click here to vote for your favorite space art!
October 1, 2018: Total of fifty-three space arts received from province 1, 2, 3 and 4 at the NASO 2nd National Space Art Competition 2018. Shortlisted arts will be available for facebook voting for the public choice award during October 4-10, 2018.