The stories will be judged based on the creativity, the ideas put forward, and their scientific plausibility. This means that the story must only be an extension of the current scientific knowledge, i.e. the story must be a reasonable extrapolation of some existing scientific laws or theories.
Warp drives can be used in the story as they are scientifically plausible; there exists a theoretical framework called the ‘Alcubierre Drive’ - a warp speed propulsion system that uses a theoretical form of matter called negative matter.
The concept of psychic powers would be a bad example because it is not scientifically proven to be possible. Use of such ideas is not encouraged.
The best three writers will be selected as the winners.