Winning 2011 Student Art Contest Entries Displayed in Colorado Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 4, 2011) -- All 36 winning entries from the 2011 Space Foundation Student Art Contest are on public exhibit at the Pikes Peak Library District's Penrose Library branch, 20 North Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo., during October. The 2012 Space Foundation Student Art Contest launched last month.
More than 150 PreK-12 students from 13 states entered the 2011 Space Foundation student art contest last year. The winners were recognized at a special ceremony last April at the 27th National Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, where former NASA astronauts Richard Heib and Danny Olivas announced grand prizes. Each of the 2011 winning artists received a Fisher Space Pen and a ribbon, and each grand prize winner also received an art kit.
Digital copies of the winning entries, which can be seen here, are orbiting the Earth onboard the International Space Station (ISS) in conjunction with a Japanese program called TERRAHEART. After the winning entries were displayed at the National Space Symposium, they traveled on the Space Shuttle Atlantis' final mission to the ISS along with digital images of drawings, paintings, writings and photos created by Japanese students.
The 2012 Space Foundation student art contest is open to students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, but entries must be submitted by a teacher.
Pictured: Space Foundation 2011 art contest winning entries are on display at the Pikes Peak Library District's Penrose Library branch, 20 North Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo., during October