One week left to enter the BBC Science Focus draw an alien competition
Send your alien design to us by 5 January 2021 to be in with a chance of winning a bundle of books from comedian and science presenter Dara Ó Briain.
You have just one week left to enter the BBC Science Focus draw an alien competition!
To help you get inspired, we asked astrobiologist Dr Arik Kershenbaum to explain what we know about life on Earth in answer to the question: What do aliens look like? Using these zoology tips, you should think about what your extraterrestrial lifeform would look like based on where it will live, what it will eat and how it will move around.
More articles to help with your entry:
- Alien life in our Solar System: 5 best places to look
- Did we find signs of alien life in the clouds of Venus? Here’s what the experts say
- The weird worlds alien life could potentially survive on
To enter the competition, you must share your drawing with us on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MyAlienForSF, or you can send in a photo of your alien to email@example.com with MyAlienForSF in the subject line of the email. Click here for the competition terms and conditions.
Entries must be received by 5 January 2021.*
Entries to the competition so far
We've had some fantastic entries already, and some of you have been kind enough to let us share them with the world:
Rian, age 7, Ireland
Rian drew this alien after reading the December issue of BBC Science Focus Magazine.
Fionnabhair, age 6, Ireland
Jasmine, age 45, Kent
Jasmine says: "I'm 45 (going on 5 and three-quarters!) and live in Kent. I love robots, cats, Buster Keaton and animation. The title of this piece is Three Eyed Cat Alien with Flying Saucer of Milk."
Over on social media...
Not sent us your alien design yet? You have until 5 January 2021 to share your drawing with us on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MyAlienForSF, or you can send in a photo of your alien to firstname.lastname@example.org with MyAlienForSF in the subject line of the email.
Amy is the Editorial Assistant at BBC Science Focus. Her BA degree specialised in science publishing and she has been working as a journalist since graduating in 2018. In 2020, Amy was named Editorial Assistant of the Year by the British Society of Magazine Editors. She looks after all things books, culture and media. Her interests range from natural history and wildlife, to women in STEM and accessibility tech.