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2013 Space Foundation International Student Art Contest Winners are a Truly Global Group

03/11/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 11, 2013) - The 36 winners of the 2013 Space Foundation International Student Art Contest are 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 will receive ribbons and prizes co-sponsored by Fisher Space Pen, and their artwork will be displayed at the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium next month at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. Winners will be invited to tour the Space Symposium's Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center and meet former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao, Space Foundation special advisor - human spaceflight.

The Space Foundation invited students from around the world in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade to submit original artwork depicting the theme, If I Were Going..., challenging them to imagine how they would personally experience space travel, exploration or settlement and then interpret that idea into an original work of visual art.

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.

GRAND PRIZE/SPACE FOUNDATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS
Poem Shiuey, Grand Prize, Pre-K-2nd grade
Meyerholz Elementary School, San Jose, Calif., USA
Vincent Zheng, Grand Prize, 3rd-5th grade
SKA Academy of Art and Design, Duluth, Ga., USA
Junsu Lee, Grand Prize, 6th-8th grade
D-DIM Academy, Buena Park, Calif., USA
Kathleen Xue, Grand Prize, 9th-12th grade, and the Space Foundation Achievement Award
Elite Art Academy, Palo Alto, Calif., USA

PRE-K-2ND GRADE WINNERS, DRAWING
Natalie Huang, 1st Place
DiFinci School, Bayside, N.Y., USA
Katie Christopher, 2nd Place
Westlake Christian School, Palm Harbor, Fla., USA
Jessica Deng, 3rd Place
SKA Academy of Art and Design, Duluth, Ga., USA

PRE-K-2ND GRADE WINNERS, PAINTING & MIXED MEDIA
Poem Shiuey, 1st Place
Meyerholz Elementary, San Jose, Calif., USA
Daniel Tsivkovski, 2nd Place
EDU After School, San Diego, Calif., USA
Nehir Çakmakci, 3rd Place
Kocaeli Bahcesehir Koleji School, Kocaeli, Turkey

PRE-K-2ND GRADE WINNERS, DIGITAL
Louisenxius Pangestu, 1st Place
SD Immanuel School, Batu, Indonesia
Aisyah Nasywa Ula, 2nd Place
KhaChiFA (Khatuistiwa Children Fun Art), Pontianak, Indonesia
Emily Xu, 3rd Place
Beware Wet Paint Progressive Art School, Markham, Ontario, Canada

3RD-5TH GRADE WINNERS, DRAWING
Vincent Zheng, 1st Place
SKA Academy of Art and Design, Duluth, Ga., USA
Bhavya Mithra, 2nd Place
Artesia Art School, Malappuram, Kerala, India
Yamazaki Dan, 3rd Place
Miyoshigaoka Elementary, Miyoshi, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

3RD-5TH GRADE WINNERS, PAINTING & MIXED MEDIA
Skylar Duncan, 1st Place
The Colorado Springs School, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA
Lewis Gregory, 2nd Place
Tibberton CofE Primary School, Newport, Shropshire, U.K.
Mankeert Narang, 3rd Place
Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, Punjab, India

3RD-5TH GRADE WINNERS, DIGITAL
Deanna Diocson, G., 1st Place
Education and Training Center School III, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Bryan Montenegro, 2nd Place
The Mirman School, Los Angeles, Calif., USA
Wimansi Disanayaka, 3rd Place
Sivali Central College, Hidellana, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

6TH-8TH GRADE WINNERS, DRAWING
Katie Gao, 1st place
Howard County Chinese School, Ellicott City, Md., USA
Ameera Watley, 2nd Place
William J. Clark Middle School, Orangeburg, S.C., USA
Shing Yong Hu, 3rd Place
Chong Hok Tong Education Center, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

6TH-8TH GRADE WINNERS, PAINTING & MIXED MEDIA
Junsu Lee, 1st Place
D-DIM Academy, Buena Park, Calif., USA
Edwin SJ Nah, 2nd Place
St. James Episcopal School, Los Angeles, Calif., USA
Julie Moon, 3rd Place
D-DIM Academy, Buena Park, Calif., USA

6TH-8TH GRADE WINNERS, DIGITAL
Alyssa Gazic, 1st Place
Barkalow Middle School, Freehold, N.J., USA
Emily Eng, 2nd Place
Barkalow Middle School, Freehold, N.J., USA
Victoria Guida, 3rd Place
Barkalow Middle School, Freehold, N.J., USA

9TH-12TH GRADE WINNERS, DRAWING
Kathleen Xue, 1st Place
Elite Art Studio, Palo Alto, Calif., USA
Anastasia Melnikova, 2nd Place
Musical Aesthetic Lyceum Them A G Schnittke, Saratov Region, Russia
Nuruleeman Mansor, 3rd place
Sek. Men. Keb. Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

9TH-12TH GRADE WINNERS, PAINTING & MIXED MEDIA
Jasmine Narang, 1st place
Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, Punjab, India
Payel Saha, 2nd Place
Chaturanga Art Centre, West Bengal, India
Koty Thomas, 3rd Place
Penn Trafford High School, Harrison City, Pa., USA

9TH-12TH GRADE WINNERS, DIGITAL
Raquel Arens, 1st Place
Air Academy High School, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA
Sydney-Paige Kay, 2nd Place
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, N.Y., USA
Ananya Jain, 3rd place
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, N.Y., USA

Where to See the Artwork
Winning artwork submitted for this year's contest can be seen on the Space Foundation website photo gallery here, and at www.artsonia.com/museum in the If I Were Going... Space Foundation art gallery.

About the Judging Panel
The panel of judges comprised:

  • Daniela De Paulis, artist and lecturer, artist in residence at Dwingeloo Radio Telescope, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lourn Eidal, assistant art director, Crystal Peak Design, Colorado Springs
  • Sam Gappmayer, president/CEO, Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs
  • Joe Vinton, freelance digital artist and illustrator, Renderosity Online Artist of the Year, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
  • Hans Wolfe, middle and upper school visual arts, visiting artist coordinator, art department chair, The Colorado Springs School

Learn more about the annual Space Foundation International Student Art Contest by visiting www.spacefoundation.org/education.

About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. The Space Foundation was founded in 1983 and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Its world headquarters features a public Visitors Center with two main areas - the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®. The Space Foundation also conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org. Follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

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Pictured top: Winning artwork submitted by Kathleen Xue, of Elite Art Academy, Palo Alto, Calif. She won the Grand Prize, 9th-12th grade category, and the Space Foundation Achievement Award.

Pictured second: Grand prize winning entry from Poem Shiuey, Pre-K-2nd grade category, Meyerholz Elementary School, San Jose, Calif.

Pictured third: Grand prize winning entry from Vincent Zheng, 3rd-5th grade category, SKA Academy of Art and Design, Duluth, Ga.

Pictured bottom: Grand prize winning entry from Junsu Lee, 6th-8th grade category, D-DIM Academy, Buena Park, Calif.

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