In an earlier post, “Flying In a Space Balloon,” I talked about World View Enterprises (not to be confused with DigitalGlobe’s WorldView satellites) and their “cheap” space seats: $75,000. It turns out World View would love to have someone create a design for them. One that a person would be proud to “display in a home.” To encourage design submissions, World View is backing a contest which will choose the best design and award a prize.
The design winner gets $500 in cash and tickets for two on the Inaugural Voyager Gala (so potentially a $150,000 value). There are a few design guidelines here. World View would love for the design to “visually align with and speak to the World View brand.” And of course for a designer to do that, they encourage the potential winners to take a look at their site and figure out what that brand is.
Sadly, it’s only open to US legal residents, and those residents need to be 18 years or older. The contest is currently going on, and ends at 11:59:59 Eastern Standard Time on June 23, 2014. If you meet those criteria and have some good design chops, it might be a great opportunity to ride in a space balloon. Go to this page to sign up and submit your design.
For those who don’t know, World View is a space balloon-ride. Space is kind of flexible when talking about balloon rides, because the World View balloon will only take passengers up to 19 miles above the Earth. But it sounds like the passengers will be infinitely more comfortable in such a ride. And they could be wearing a polo with your design.