The Cassini Scientist for a Day competition is now open. The competition is designed to give the participants a taste of life as a scientist. Students are invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining their choice of one of three targets to be imaged by the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn. School students from participating countries must choose one of three targets and write an essay to justify their choice to a panel of experts. Entries are welcome from students in any ESA Member State, ESA Cooperating State and Europlanet members that are currently participating in the competition, namely: Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the UK. The closing date for the competition in these countries is 23:59 CET, 3 December 2012.