Win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Science Museum with 'First Man'

03 Oct 2018

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Win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Science Museum with 'First Man'

A new competition has landed at Into Film… Inspired by Damien Chazelle's Neil Armstrong biopic, First Man (in cinemas October 12), get your class or Into Film Club to enter our First Moments creative writing competition for the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the Science Museum in Glasgow or London, courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Engage your students in this short literacy activity inspired by themes and events in the epic new blockbuster biopic, which sees Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling) preparing to lead the first manned mission to the moon; the historic Apollo 11 flight.

Based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film spans the decade leading up to Armstrong's dangerous mission and is an incredibly personal account of the triumphs and the cost to his colleagues, his family, himself and even his nation as a whole.

First Moments Competition

In approximately 500 words, students should write a creative first-person account of Neil Armstrong's first moments when landing on the moon. They should think about and describe all elements of his experience, from the sights, sounds, and smells he might have encountered, to the way his experience of the lunar landscape might spark memories from back on Earth.

To get inspired, students can watch the trailer for First Man at the top of this page, and check out our Get Into Film interviews with director Damien Chazelle and Claire Foy and Olivia Hamilton, two of the stars of the film, below.

You can also hand out copies of our 3Cs and 3Ss question prompts to help them analyse the trailer (character, colour and camera / story, setting and sound) and then apply these prompts to enrich their piece of writing.

How to Enter

To enter, please submit 500 words from each student on A4 pieces of paper.

Please include on the back of each sheet:

  • Student's first name
  • Age
  • School name
  • School address
  • Parent/guardian signature for permission to enter the competition

Send to:

First Moments competition
Into Film
31 Islington Green
London
N1 8DU

Or, you can email the entries as scans/attachments to info@intofilm.org with ‘First Moments competition' in the subject line.

The deadline for entries is 19 October 2018. Entrants must be 11+ years of age, and live in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland.

What are you waiting for? Take one giant leap and enter now!

Read the terms and conditions for the competition.

Watch our interviews with First Man director Damien Chazelle and actors Claire Foy and Olivia Hamilton for further inspiration.

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