Teachers: Submit Student Artwork for 2014 International Art Contest

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Students from around the world, ages 3 to 18 years, are invited to enter the Space Foundation’s fourth annual International Student Art Contest. Children may draw, paint or create a digital image of their own spaceship design for the contest theme “My Spaceship Looks Like…”

The deadline to submit entries is Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, by noon Universal Time (12:00 UTC), submitted online by the student’s teacher. Homeschool students are also invited to participate.

Prizes will be awarded by age category and the winners notified in early 2014. For the 2013 contest, there were more than 4,700 entries representing 45 countries, including 38 U.S. states and territories.

Awards and Categories
The Space Foundation will award a total of 25 prizes to 24 winners — first, second and third place for each age category, and a Space Foundation Achievement Award for the overall top entry.

Acceptable Artwork Media/Format

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Mixed media
  • Digital art

Eight Age Categories
3 – 4 years     11 – 12 years
5 – 6 years     13 – 14 years
7 – 8 years     15 – 16 years
9 – 10 years   17 – 18 years

Prizes and Exposure

  • All winners receive a prize, a ribbon and a certificate
  • First place winners and the Space Foundation Achievement Award winner will receive an additional prize
  • All entries will be displayed in the online Space Foundation art gallery on and winners will be showcased on the Space Foundation website
  • All winners receive international exposure – digital images of past winners’ artwork have been sent to the International Space Station

How to Enter
The Space Foundation partners with to receive all artwork entries. Artsonia is free to use, and teachers may submit student art entries into the contest without joining Artsonia. To learn more, review details or submit artwork, go to

For art upload or submission questions, contact Artsonia customer support at [email protected] or call 800.869.9974 (U.S. only) or +1.224.538.5060 (outside of the U.S.). For general contest questions, contact the Space Foundation at [email protected].

Pictured: Some of the 2013 Space Foundation International Student Art Contest winners with former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao at the 29th National Space Symposium 

This article is part of Space Watch: September 2013 (Volume: 12, Issue: 9).