The votes are in! The following four submissions were selected by the participants of Expedition 391, as well as our very special guest judge, Douglas Deans. Douglas was the Chief Naval Architect at the Hawker Siddeley Halifax Shipyard when the JOIDES Resolution (then called SEDCO 471) was built.
There are so many things that make the JOIDES Resolution incredible. If you take a moment to check out our social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), you can see the many different aspects of our life at sea: the drilling operations, the labs where we carry out our scientific investigations, and even the places around the ship where we can take some time to enjoy ourselves.
Now that you know all the reasons that the JOIDES Resolution is the science research vessel of our dreams, it’s time to design your own! For this contest, we want to know what YOUR ideal science research vessel would look like.
- Think about what would make your IDEAL RESEARCH VESSEL. Consider what scientific capabilities your ship would have (ex: it could drill to Earth’s core!) as well the amenities that you think are crucial to enjoying life at sea (ex: waterslide, anyone?).
- Design your ship. You can write out your plan, draw it (by hand or digitally), create a collage, or even make a video. Be creative! All formats are accepted.
- Submit your design! Email it to “firstname.lastname@example.org” by midnight on January 23rd. Make sure to include your name, age, and mailing address in the email.
After the deadline, submissions will be shared with Expedition 391 participants. We will select our top four submissions in each age bracket. Semi-finalist submissions will be posted to Twitter, where our public audience can vote for their favorite choice.
The first-place winner in each age bracket will win a JOIDES Resolution swag pack, including EXCLUSIVE Expedition 391 memorabilia. The runner-up in each age bracket will win a basic JOIDES Resolution swag pack.
- Under 12 years old
- 13 to 18 years old
Feel free to reach out with any questions you have! You can leave a comment on this page, respond on our social media accounts, or send an email to email@example.com
Disclaimer: This contest exists for the sole purpose of creativity and entertainment; submissions will have no influence over future modifications to the JOIDES Resolution or construction of a new ocean-drilling research vessel.