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Current Contest

  • Seeing people far away, sending messages instantly across the world, flying, even visiting the moon—science has made all these magical dreams come true. But there’s plenty of work left to do. So what should science tackle next? Time travel? Thought-controlled cars? Talking to cats? What magical device or ability would you like to see made real? Draw us a picture of your dream of a fairy-tale future.
    Contest Rules:
    1. Your contest entry must be your very own work. Ideas and words should not be copied.
    2. Be sure to include your name, age, and full address on your entry.
    3. Only one entry per person, please.
    4. If you want your work returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
    5. Your entry must be signed by a parent or legal guardian, saying it’s your own work and that no one helped you. For information on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, you or an adult can visit the Policy page at
    6. Emailed entries must be received (mailed entries postmarked) by December 31, 2014. We will publish the winning entries in an upcoming issue of Ask.
    7. Email scanned artwork (PDF, jpeg, or other standard file type) to, or mail to: Ask Contest, 70 East Lake St., Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60601. No faxes, please.

    Send your pictures to:


    P.0. Box 300

    Peru, IL 61354