International Student Art Contest
Each year, the Space Foundation invites PreK-12th grade students to enter our International Student Art Contest. The 2013 contest, themed If I Were Going..., attracted the most globally diverse group in the contest's history. Young artists from 12 countries were selected for the top slots from among more than 4,700 entries representing 45 countries, including 38 U.S. states and territories - the largest response since the contest began three years ago.
The winners received ribbons and prizes co-sponsored by Fisher Space Pen, and their artwork was displayed at the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium.
A panel of international judges selected first, second and third place winning entries in four grade categories - PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 - and three style categories - drawing, painting/mixed media and digital. From that group, the 36 winners were chosen and the panel selected a single grand prize winner in each age category, for a total of four grand prize winners. One Space Foundation Achievement Award was also awarded, selected from among the winners by the Space Foundation's internal graphic arts team.
Three Art Categories in Four Age Groups; 41 Awards!
In 2013, the Space Foundation awarded a total of 41 awards to 36 Winners: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in each of three media/art categories for each grade level/age group. One Grand Prize winner was selected for each grade category from among the 1st Place Winners in that group for a total of four Grand Prizes. In addition, the Space Foundation conferred a Space Foundation Achievement Award, which was selected by the Space Foundation graphic arts team from among all the Winners.
Four Grade Categories
- PreK-2nd (3-7 years old)
- 3rd-5th (8-10 years old)
- 6th-8th (11-13 years old)
- 9th-12th (14-18 years old)
Three Art Categories
- Painting/Mixed Media
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners (36 total) representing each grade and art category
- Four Grand Prize Winners - one for each grade category
- One Space Foundation Achievement Award
2014 Contest to be Announced Soon
Watch this site for details on next year's contest.
Read about and see all the winning artwork from the 2013 Space Foundation International Student Art Contest.
Read about and see all the winning artwork from the 2012 Space Foundation Student Art Contest.