ENTRY REQUIREMENTS and RULES-
This is a detailed list of the requirements and rules. At the bottom of the page, you will find a summary list of these requirements and rules along with an attestation line that you should download, sign, and submit to complete your entry to the Contest.
All entries should be informative and should include factual information about peer review and/or clinical practice. YouTube videos may be referred, listing URL, videographer or creator and upload date. An appendix should be included with short thumbnail sketches of the clinical or doctor source with credentials or rationale for inclusion. Some advanced self-practitioners or frequent YouTube posters who are not otherwise medical, nutritional or chiropractic in origin may be appropriate, if you evaluate their material to be well-informed, corroborated, and use language that is not offensive "to your grandparents." Selection of references is subject to the judging guidelines.
ENTRY TYPE OPTIONS:
Paper no less than 3 pages, no more than 15 pages. Formatting guidelines: Arial 12 pt. font, double-spaced.
Paper allows for graphics, artwork, engineering sketches, etc. These should be included in the appendix, separate from the main body. Graphic image pages are not included in the text page count. Appendix is limited to 10 pages, including references. References should include a minimum of five peer-reviewed or clinical practice references not from YouTube. PubMed, FASEB, and NCBI are examples of good, top level sources that are of professional quality.
All submitted entries MUST BE THE ORIGINAL WORK of the person submitting the entry. Short quotes are acceptable, limited to one sentence at a time.
All submissions must be made in a digital format and will only be accepted via the Online Challenge Contest Submission Form.
Nutrition: Describe the diet you are advocating, for duration of 7 to 28 days (any number of meals per day, 0-5 meals a day, and may allow intermittent fasting and/or 24-hour fasting period). Justify your diet using the referenced materials plus your evaluation of the variants and why you are advocating a particular diet. If some of your diet components are variable, please state what may be varied. Please address macro-nutrients, micro-nutrients, electrolytes, minerals, volume and source water. In spaceflight, you may expect that much of the water will be recycled, and supplements supporting those components, if you support them a necessary. Please state briefly how you plan to exclude toxins and harmful components, even if present in commonplace diets and standard eating practices in the US or your country. Please follow the guidelines and resources. The organizing committee recognizes that diet is only one component of a healthy lifestyle that includes adequate sleep, exercise, and stress management/spiritual maintenance and growth. Please don't refer to these other factors!
- Announcement date: February 22, 2019
- Submission deadline: April 7th, 2019, at 23:59 PST
- Winners will be announced: April 30th, 2019
- Note: A screening process will be in place and the review committee reserves the right to reject any submission without showing cause.
Nutrition Design for Long Duration Space flight (University level)
Team requirements to be declared in your application:
- 2-5 people per team
- 5 people and greater
All full-time students at a college or university are eligible.
All entries must be the original work of the student entrant or entrants.
Participants can join only one team.
Teams must be formed at the time of entry. Present the names and signature of participants indicating the agreement of each team member to the guidelines and rules. Mentors and/or teachers who advise the entrants should also be listed on the application.
Cash prizes will be awarded at the team level. Team prizes will be distributed be distributed at the team's discretion, preferably by prior agreement among all team members.
Participants can have only one entry (individual or team member)
The leader selected by the team or the individual entrant is appointed to complete the online entry application in full.