Draw a Satellite And Win a Prize!

#MyKvarkenSat – our future satellite  

What do you think the KvarkenSat satellite will look like after it’s launched into space? Let your imagination guide your drawing. Participate and possibly win a prize!  All drawings submitted will be stored on-board the KvarkenSat satellite and orbit the planet after launching!   

The University of Vaasa, the Kvarken Space Center, and the EU Interreg Botnia-Atlantica project called KvarkenSpaceEco are organising a #MyKvarkenSat drawing campaign. The KvarkenSat CubeSatellite (a type of very small satellite) will be introduced on the 1st of December 2021. The KvarkenSat will be launched into space at the end of 2022 or early 2023.

The KvarkenSat is designed and built as Finnish-Swedish cooperation, and name of our satellite represents the name of the cooperation area. Kvarken stands for the very narrow part of the Gulf of Bothnia (Kvarken, Merenkurkku), which is the maritime region between Finland and Sweden.   

Campaign duration: 18.11.-12.12.2021  

There are three age categories for prizes  

  • 5 years and under  
  • 6 to 12 years  
  • 13 to 17 years  

For every age category, one participant will be randomly selected and rewarded with a space-themed Lego set. These winners will be drawn on the 14th of December 2021. Additionally, all drawings will be launched to space on-board our KvarkenSat satellite (www.kvarkenspacecenter.org).  

How to participate?  

  • Topic: MyKvarkenSat  
  • Draw your version of the KvarkenSat satellite, it can be drawn by hand or with digital tools  
  • On the drawing, you should mark your name and age  
  • Send us your drawing to mykvarkensat(at)uwasa.fi. Drawings must be submitted in one of the following formats: JPG, PNG or PDF and be no larger than 6 MB in size. For example, scan or take a photo of your drawing or save your image from an application (with help of family or custodian)  
  • Only one entry by child.  
  • Drawing must be received by the organiser at the latest of 12.12.2021 11:59PM (EET).   


More details of the participation can be found from here or via email mykvarkensat(at)uwasa.fi.