Welcome to 2021 Race to Space Contest

Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Your passion for science, math and English can help make your dream come true!

Submit a 3 min (max) creative and fun video of yourself explaining a scientific concept in a simplified and new way (in English)

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Win one of twelve (12) full scholarships to NASA Space Camp.
Space Camp is an amazing place to help expand young people’s interests and to motivate youth to work hard toward their dreams. The Race2space contest makes Space Camp possible for young people who have aptitude in STEM and science communication but do not have the resources to attend Space Camp.

In addition the full scholarship to Space camp you will win a cultural trip to Washington, DC.

Our contest provides 100% funding. All costs will be paid by the U.S. Department of State.

Are You Eligible?

To apply you will need to first verify that you reach the following qualifications*:

  • Moroccan citizen residing in Morocco.
  • Born between August 1, 2003 and July 31, 2006
  • Student of high school (Common Core, ‎First Baccalaureate or Second Baccalaureate).
  • 14/20 Average on most recent transcript, including strong grades in science and mathematics.
  • Demonstrated interest and aptitude in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) inside and outside the classroom.
  • Strong English language skills: The program is conducted entirely in English.
  • Be available during the travel period.

*: All participants must strictly meet these requirements.

Don’t miss the experience of a Lifetime

Can you create an innovative, educational and easy to understand original 3 min video that brings a scientific concept to life using a demonstration, simulation or an experiment ?

How to make a good video?

We are looking for students who can tell nature’s story in a way that grips up. Here are some tips to follow


Your journey to win Race2space and go to Space Camp starts here with these milestones. Please take note of them!

  • 2020

    • December 17th, 2020

    RACE2SPACE 1st Announcement

    • December 21st, 2020

    Application period starts

  • 2021

    • January 26th, 2021

    Application deadline.

    You must submit your video no later than Jan 26th at 11:59 PM (Casablanca Time).

    • January 26th, 2021 - March 14th, 2021

    Pre-selection & Jury Review

    Pre-selection & Jury review of all the applications based on a defined set of criteria.

    • March 15th, 2021

    Online voting and peer-review start

    Online voting and peer-review process begin.

    • April 9th, 2021

    Online voting & peer-review end

    Online voting & peer-review evaluation end at 11:59 PM GMT+1 (Casablanca Time)

    • April 12th, 2021

    Announcing the Finalists

    at 5 PM GMT+1 (Casablanca Time)

    • April 25th, 2021

    Announcing the Winners at 7PM (Casablanca Time)

    • August, 2021

    Travelling dates


Meet the jury members. Click on the picture to read the bio

El Hajjaji Souad
Hajar Mousannif
Mouad Dahbi
Youssef Elamine


Meet the Ground Control team


Scientific Morocco
US Embassy Rabat