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Space Foundation Selects Panel of Judges for 2012 International Student Art Contest

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Space Foundation Selects Panel of Judges for 2012 International Student Art ContestCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 15, 2011) — The Space Foundation has selected a panel of judges for its 2012 student art contest, themed “Space is Infinite — Explore!” co-sponsored by Space Foundation Patron ARES Corporation.

The panel includes: Lourn Eidel, assistant art director, Crystal Peak Design, Colorado Springs; Sam Gappmayer, president and chief executive officer, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Laurie A. Longberry, art instructor, Monart Drawing and Art Studio, Peyton; Blake Milteer, museum director and curator of American art, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Hans Wolfe, middle and upper school visual arts, visiting artist coordinator, art department chair, The Colorado Springs School

The panel’s job will be to select first, second and third place winning entries from the various art and age categories. From that group of up to 36 winners, the panel will select a single grand prize winner in each age category, for a total of four grand prize winners. And new for this year, the Space Foundation will present one Achievement Award.

Winners will be announced in early 2012 and will be invited to an awards ceremony at the Space Foundation’s 28th National Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., on April 16.

About the Contest
The Space Foundation invites students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, or equivalent, throughout the world to enter original artwork depicting the theme “Space is Infinite – Explore!” for an opportunity to receive national recognition and to win prizes.

All student entries must be submitted and sponsored by a teacher; public, private and homeschool teachers may participate.

The contest will judge art in three categories – drawing, painting and multimedia – for four different grade categories:

  • PreK-2nd
  • 3rd-5th
  • 6th-8th
  • 9th-12th

All entries must be original, must depict the theme “Space is Infinite – Explore!” and must meet the following criteria:

  • Drawing – entries should be no smaller than 11″ x 17″ and no larger than 18″x 24″. Acceptable media include pencil, charcoal, pen or ink. Artwork can be created in black and white or color.
  • Painting – entries should be no smaller than 11″ x 17″ and no larger than 18″x 24″. Acceptable media include acrylic, water color, pastel, oil paint or poster paint.
  • Multimedia – entries should be no smaller than 11″ x 17″ and no larger than 18″x 24″. Acceptable media include photography, digital art, paint, collage and drawing. 

Finished pieces should not be matted or framed. No three-dimensional work will be accepted and all artwork must be able to be hung or displayed on a wall.

Winning artwork will become the property of the Space Foundation and will be displayed at the Symposium, and at other venues throughout the year. It will also be posted on Space Foundation websites for the entire year.

The deadline for receipt of entries is Jan. 31; artwork received after Jan. 31 will not be considered for this contest. Teachers must submit an Artist Participation Release Form and an Artwork Delivery Form with each piece of artwork.

About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness, 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 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. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation 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 Follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

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