20 DECEMBER 1957, Page 31

The usual prize is offered for the first verse of

a National (not international) Atithent—in. any sure—for the new realm of outer space recently conquered by Sputniks I and II. 4imit: 10 lines.

Entries, addressed "Spectator Competition No. 410,' 99 Gower Street, London, WC1, by Decem- ber 31. Results on January ie.