• What is the Mars Shot?

    The Mars Shot is a global social media campaign launched by The Emirates, in collaboration with Kevin Hart’s “Help from the Hart” Foundation, to make people’s dreams come true. Coinciding with The Emirates’ historic launch of an unmanned probe to Mars named ‘Hope’ in the first ever Arab interplanetary mission, the campaign aims to inspire people across the world to reach for the stars and achieve the impossible.

  • Why is the Mars Shot campaign important?

    The Mars Shot seeks to inspire people to dream without limits and promote the culture of accomplishment, diverting people’s focus to seizing opportunities. The campaign has been launched to demonstrate every person’s capability of achieving their dreams with hope, determination and persistence.

  • How will the campaign make my dream come true?

    By the end of the campaign, The Emirates, in collaboration with the “Help from the Hart” Foundation, will provide the necessary financial, logistical and technical support to make three inspiring dreams come true. The three winners will be announced in a live event, hosted by Kevin Hart, on July 29, 2020.

  • How can I apply?

    You have to follow @MarsShotUAE on Instagram and upload a short video, which does not exceed one minute, that highlights your inspiring dream using the hashtag #marsshot before July 19, 2020. Please note that any entries after July 19 will not be considered.

  • How can I know if my dream is shortlisted?

    The judging panel will select the top 15 dreamers for public voting once submissions close on July 19. Besides posting the shortlisted videos on the campaign’s official website, you will also be notified if you’re among the top 15.

  • How can I increase my chances of winning?

    Your dream has to be big, creative and inspiring. The more impactful your dream is in changing your life, and the overall world, to the better, the higher your chances are of winning.

  • Is the Mars Shot campaign open to specific age groups?

    The award is open to people from all over the world regardless of their age, as long as participant can dream big and wild!

  • Is the campaign open to certain nationalities or countries?

    Anyone in any part of the world can share their dream for a chance to make it happen.

  • Is the campaign open to individual and institutions?

    The campaign is only open to individuals.

  • How will The Emirates’ Hope Probe to Mars contribute to humanity?

    The goal behind the Hope Probe is to contribute to global efforts in solving the mysteries of the Red Planet. The unmanned spacecraft will give the first truly global picture of the Martian atmosphere, sending back 1,000 gigabytes of data to be shared with over 200 global research centers and institutions for free. The probe’s data will give the global science community a deeper insight on the potential of life for humans on Mars and on other distant planets.