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Space Foundation Announces 2015 International Student Art Contest Winners

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The Space Foundation has narrowed down 3,686 entries from 53 countries, 48 U.S. states and one U.S. territory down to 28 winners for the 2015 International Student Art Contest. Students from around the world, ages 3 through 18, were invited to submit original artwork for this year's theme, "The View From My Spaceship." The contest was free to enter for all public, private and homeschool children from nations around the globe.

The winners will receive a certificate, ribbon, an art kit and a personalized autographed photo signed by former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao, Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight.

The winning entries will be displayed at the Space Foundation's 31st Space Symposium, to be held April 13-16 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. The winning art will also be displayed at Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.

The contest featured eight age categories: 3-4; 5-6; 7-8; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14; 15-16 and 17-18. Students could enter artwork in the following media formats: drawing, painting, mixed media and digital. A total of 28 awards were designated, including first, second and third place honors for each of the eight age categories, plus one Space Foundation Achievement Award.

Farhat Hassan, 1st place
Age: 4, Bangladesh
Keith Lo, 2nd place
Age: 4, China (pictured right)
Zannatul Ferdous, 3rd place
Age: 3, Bangladesh

Suryansh Khetan, 1st place
Age: 6, India
Viara Pencheva, 2nd place
Age: 5, Bulgaria
Serena Wan, 3rd place
Age: 5, China (pictured right)

Mohamed Maher, 1st place
Age: 7, Saudi Arabia
Kamile Samulionyte, 2nd place
Age: 8, Lithuania
Ipsita Roy, 3rd place
Age: 8, India

9-10 YEARS
Kathryn Fang, 1st place
Age: 10, USA
Zoe Chu, 2nd place
Age: 9, USA
Cassie Wang, 3rd place
Age: 9, USA

11-12 YEARS
Amy Son, 1st place
Age: 12, USA (pictured right)
Bhavyangana Kanthed, 2nd place tie
Age: 12, India
Jason Chao, 2nd place tie
Age: 11, USA
Matthew Loges, 3rd place
Age: 11, USA

13-14 YEARS
Layla Lee, 1st place
Age: 14, USA
Lydia Liu, 2nd place
Age: 14, USA
Kathy Kang, 3rd place tie
Age: 14, USA
Kyle Zhu, 3rd place tie
Age: 13, USA

15-16 YEARS
Julia Shi, 1st place
Age: 16, USA(pictured right)
Micah Ramos, 2nd place tie
Age: 16, USA
Chris McKnight, 2nd place tie
Age: 15, USA (pictured right)
Briannah Berg, 3rd place
Age: 16, USA

17-18 YEARS
Amy Feng, 1st place
Age: 17, USA
Sarah Hashem, 2nd place
Age: 17, USA
Jiwon Park, 3rd place
Age: 18, USA

Ching Yee Ng
Age: 18, China

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 all of the submitted artwork can be seen at in the "The View From My Spaceship" Space Foundation art gallery.

About the Judging Panel
The panel of judges comprised:

  • Daniela De Paulis, Founder and Director, AstroArts for Astronomers Without Boarders, Netherlands
  • Lourn Eidal, Assistant Art Director, Crystal Peak Design, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA
  • Joe Vinton, Digital Artist, Renderosity Artist of the Year, Burton, Trent, United Kingdom
  • Hans Wolfe, Middle and Upper School Visual Arts, Visiting Artist Coordinator, Art Department Chair, The Colorado Springs School, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA
  • Mercy Yeo, Professional Artist, Ann Arbor, Mich., USA (originally from Singapore)

Learn more about the Space Foundation International Student Art Contest by visiting

This article is part of Space Watch: February 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 2).