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International Student Art Contest Returns for Sixth Year

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It is time to get the imagination warmed up, grab the crayons, colored pencils, paints and digital art software and get ready for the return of the Space Foundation’s Sixth Annual International Student Art Contest. Students from around the globe are challenged to create an original piece of artwork demonstrating the 2016 theme of “What Space Means to Me…”

Every year, thousands of entries are submitted from over 50 countries and nearly every U.S. state and territory. Past themes have included “The View From My Spaceship,” “If I Were Going…” and “My Spaceship Looks Like…” Last year alone over 3,600 entries were submitted and winners came from the United States, India, China, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia and more. 

A new format has been introduced this year. Teachers, parents or legal guardians over the age of 18, must submit the student artwork on behalf of the student. All artwork must be submitted in electronic format at no later than noon universal time (12:00 UTC), Nov. 13, 2015.

After the submission period closes, the judging process will begin and winners will be notified in early 2016. The Space Foundation will award a total of 25 participants, three from each age group (3-4; 5-6; 7-8; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14; 15-16 and 17-18) and one Space Foundation Achievement Award. All winners will receive a prize, ribbon, astronaut autograph and a certificate. Winning artwork will be displayed at the 32nd Space Symposium, to be held at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., in April 2016. After the symposium, the winning artwork will be displayed at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.

Last year’s winning artwork can be seen here.

This article is part of Space Watch: September 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 9).