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International Student Art Contest is in Full Swing

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Students around the globe are submitting their original artwork for the sixth annual Space Foundation International Student Art Contest. The theme for the 2016 contest is “What Space Means to Me…” 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, and all artwork must be submitted in electronic format at no later than noon universal time (12:00 UTC), Nov. 13, 2015.

Students may use crayons, paints or digital software to create their piece depicting this year’s theme. Last year entries were submitted from the United States, India, China, Saudi Arabia and several other countries with a total of over 3,600 entries.  

There will be a total of 25 winners, 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 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.

This article is part of Space Watch: October 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 10).

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