2012 Space Foundation Student Art Contest

We were thrilled with the level of participation in the 2012 Space Foundation Student Art Contest, co-sponsored by ARES Corporation and Fisher Space Pen.

Watch the 2012 Space Foundation Student Art Contest Winners Video »

 

Winners Came from Around the World

We received more than 1,500 entries from 17 U.S. states, Turkey and Pakistan. School children in Pakistan embraced the contest with particular enthusiasm, capturing many of the award slots. We are genuinely impressed with how students have artistically interpreted our theme of Space is Infinite - Explore

Space Foundation Student Art Contest Winning Artwork Bounces Off the Moon

The Space Foundation's annual Student Art Contest winners are developing a reputation for actual space travel. Digital versions of the 2011 winners are all permanently in residence on the International Space Station. Two of this year's winners have traveled an additional 277,000 miles to the Moon and back.

Two of the winning pieces of artwork - both in the 6th-8th grade painting category - were selected by media artist Daniela de Paulis to be part of her worldwide OPTICKS project, which projected a total of ten digital images of artwork onto the surface of the Moon on April 28 and intercepted the altered reflections, thus creating new images. Read about how this happened here.

Where to See the Artwork

The winning artwork can be seen on the Space Foundation website here.

Grand Prize Winners

Grand Prize - PreK-2nd Grade
Grace Tesar, The Classical Academy - Central, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA

Grand Prize, 3rd-5th Grade
Meerab Atiq, Beaconhouse School System, Lahore, Pakistan

Grand Prize, 6th-8th Grade
Syed Nofal Shah Bokhari, Army Public Schools and College, Kohat, Pakistan

Grand Prize, 9th-12th Grade
Syed Zaki Raza, Hamdard Public School, Karachi, Pakistan

Space Foundation Achievement Award Winner

Raquel Arens, Eagleview Middle School, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA

Pre-Kindergarten-2nd Grade Winners - Multimedia

1st Place
Grace Tesar, The Classical Academy - Central, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA

2nd Place
Delaney Grootwassink, Safety Harbor Elementary School, Safety Harbor, Fla., USA

3rd Place
Omer Faroaq, Roots School System, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Pre-Kindergarten-2nd Grade Winners - Painting

1st Place
Munakib E-Noor, Roots School System, Islamabad, Pakistan

2nd Place
Aylana Wray, The Classical Academy - Central, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA

3rd Place
Alec Falk, Prairie Winds Elementary School, Monument, Colo., USA

Pre-Kindergarten-2nd Grade Winners - Drawing

1st Place
Ayesha Iftikhar, The City Kindergarten Defense Campus, Karachi, Pakistan

2nd Place
Aaliyn Azhar, The City Kindergarten Defense Campus, Karachi, Pakistan

3rd Place
Maha Attique, Roots School System, Lahore, Pakistan

3rd-5th Grade Winners - Multimedia

1st Place
Shahid Wajid Ali, The Citizens Foundation School, Karachi, Pakistan

2nd Place
Taha Waqar, Roots School System, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

3rd Place
Musab Ali, Beaconhouse School System, Karachi, Pakistan

3rd-5th Grade Winners - Painting

1st Place
Meerab Atiq, Beaconhouse School System, Lahore, Pakistan

2nd Place
Salman Laiba, Beaconhouse School System, Karachi, Pakistan

3rd Place
Ethan Hedden, The Colorado Springs School, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA

3rd-5th Grade Winners - Drawing

1st Place
Esha Khan, Roots School System, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

2nd Place
Maricruz Olivas, Stratton Meadows Elementary School, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA

3rd Place
Syed Hamza Ali Rizvi, Beaconhouse School System, Karachi, Pakistan

6th-8th Grade Winners - Multimedia

1st Place
Fareeha Awan, Army Public Junior School, Punjab, Pakistan

2nd Place
Anolani Viloria, Kapolei Middle School, Kapolei, Hawaii, USA

3rd Place
Jenae Mixer, Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA

6th-8th Grade Winners - Painting

1st Place
Syed Nofal Shah Bokhari, Army Public Schools and College, Kohat, Pakistan

2nd Place
Raquel Arens, Eagleview Middle School, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA

3rd Place
Catherine Zhou, Glasgow Middle School, Baton Rouge, La., USA

6th-8th Grade Winners - Drawing

1st Place
Mohammad Nafeel Irfan, Prep School, Aitchison College, Lahore, Pakistan

2nd Place
Nayni Paung, Farnsworth Aerospace, Pre-K-8 Magnet School, St. Paul, Minn., USA

3rd Place
Zoya Baakza, The City School, P.A.F. Chapter, Karachi, Pakistan

9th-12th Grade Winners - Multimedia

1st Place
Syed Zaki Raza, Hamdard Public School, Karachi, Pakistan

2nd Place
Eric Henn, Waccamaw High School, Pawley's Island, S.C., USA

3rd Place
Daniel Carr, Homeschool Student, Woodland Park, Colo., USA

9th-12th Grade Winners - Painting

1st Place
Sakina Khan, Beaconhouse School - Liberty campus, Lahore, Pakistan

2nd Place
Ruben Montemayor, Sam Rayburn High School, Pasadena, Texas, USA

3rd Place
Maliha Bangash, Beaconhouse School - Liberty Campus, Lahore, Pakistan

9th-12th Grade Winners - Drawing

1st Place
Grant Gold, Caldwell High School, Caldwell, Texas, USA

2nd Place
Kelvin Cheah, Waccamaw High School, Pawley's Island, S.C., USA

3rd Place
Simon Young, Sand Creek High School, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA

Judges

The judges, who came from the Colorado Springs art community, included:

  • Joy Armstrong, assistant curator, Fine Arts Center
  • Lourn Eidal, assistant art director, Crystal Peak Design
  • Sam Gappmayer, president and chief executive officer, Fine Arts Center
  • Laurie A. Longberry, art instructor, Monart Drawing and Art Studio (Peyton, Colo.)
  • Hans Wolfe, visiting artist coordinator and Art Department chair, The Colorado Springs School

The Space Foundation Achievement Award Winner was selected by the Space Foundation graphics art team.

Prizes

Each Winner recieves a certificate, a ribbon, a Fisher Space Pen and a video of a "virtual ceremony" with astronauts announcing the Winners. The Grand Prize Winners received Artboxes from the ARES Corporation and the Space Foundation Achievement Award Winner received a $100 gift certificate for art supplies.

We sincerely thank all student artists, host teachers and parents for your participation, interest and support who made this contest a huge success. Due to the sheer volume of entries we received, we were unable to communicate our appreciation and confirm receipt of each entry with each participant individually.

Questions?

Contact the Space Foundation at [email protected] or +1.719.576.8000.