Mars Colony Prize




Thanks to all Participants!

About Mars Colony Prize

Join Mars Colony Prize challenge and invent the first human settlement on Mars. Submit your project design until March 31, 2019 and win prizes worth $17,500!

The Mars Society is organizing a contest for the best plan for a Mars colony of 1000 people. The top three projects will receive prizes in succession of $10,000 (1st place), $5,000 (2nd place) and $2500 (3rd place). What's more, 20 of the best submitted projects will be published in the book “Mars Colonies: Plans for Settling the Red Planet".

Use your knowledge and creativity to export 1000 people from Earth to Mars using robots and AI. You will also need to think about necessary life-supporting elements like food, fabrics, steel, glass, and plastics and fabricate them into useful structures, so 3-D printing and other advanced fabrication technologies will be necessary. 

No matter who you are and where are you from, you can take part in Mars Colony Prize solo or with a team. To submit your project you need to prepare up to 20-page report to present your idea. 

Organizers will select top10 projects and invite their authors to present them in person at the International Mars Society convention in Los Angeles California in September 2019.

Would you like to know more about this online challenge? Check out the rules on organizer's website.


Take part in Mars Colony Prize and win one of the following prizes!

  1. 1st Place $10,000

    Cash prize

  2. 2nd Place $5,000

    Cash prize

  3. 3rd Place $2,500

    Cash prize