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Space Foundation Announces Sixth Annual International Student Art Contest Winners

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With the second largest participation of its six year history, the Space Foundation’s Sixth Annual International Student Art Contest has resulted in 25 winners from eight countries. There were a total of 3,883 entries from 40 countries and 38 U.S. states submitted for the 2016 contest. Students from around the globe, ages 3 through 18, were invited to submit original artwork for this year’s theme, “What Space Means to Me…” The contest was free to enter for all public, private and homeschool children from nations around the world.

Winners will receive a certificate and ribbon, a Fisher Space Pen, an art kit and a personalized autographed photo signed by former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao, Space Foundation Special Advisor – Human Spaceflight. Co-sponsor Fisher Space Pens will also provide pens to the winners.

The winning entries will be displayed at the Space Foundation’s 32nd Space Symposium, to be held April 11-14 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.

Students could enter artwork in the following media formats: drawing, painting, mixed media and digital. The contest featured eight age categories: 3-4; 5-6; 7-8; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14; 15-16 and 17-18. A total of 25 awards were designated, including first, second and third place honors for each of the eight age categories, plus one Space Foundation Achievement Award. In consideration of participants’ privacy, only first names of winners are listed.

3-4 YEARS

Jhathannaesshwar – 1st Place
Malaysia
Fatema – 2nd Place    
Bangladesh
Adib – 3rd Place
Bangladesh

5-6 YEARS

Javeria – 1st Place
Pakistan
Surina – 2nd Place
Oman    
Raghav – 3rd Place
India

7-8 YEARS
Viktoriya – 1st Place
USA
Asma – 2nd Place    
Saudi Arabia
Hania – 3rd Place
Pakistan

9-10 YEARS

Xinyi – 1st Place
USA
Kitty – 2nd Place    
Canada
Josephine — 3rd Place
USA

11-12 YEARS
Amanda – 1st Place
Canada
Michael – 2nd Place    
USA
Jong Won – 3rd Place
USA

13-14 YEARS
Olivia – 1st Place
USA
Antonina – 2nd Place    
USA
Eena – 3rd Place
USA

15-16 YEARS
Ashley – 1st Place
USA
Jaemin – 2nd Place    
USA
Taein Gu – 3rd Place
USA

17-18 YEARS

Sarah – 1st Place
USA
Arina – 2nd Place    
Russia
Haley – 3rd Place
USA

Space Foundation
Achievement Award Winner
Heley
Canada

About the Judging Panel
The panel of judges comprised:

  • Joe Vinton, Digital Artist, Renderosity Artist of the Year, Burton, Trent, United Kingdom
  • Daniela De Paulis, Founder and Director, AstroArts for Astronomers Without Boarders, Netherlands
  • Richard Green, Senior Artist/Designer with over 20 years experience in creating and designing for the video game, aerospace, and industrial design industries, Seattle, Washington

Children’s Art Expertise

  • Hans Wolfe, Middle and Upper School Visual Arts, Visiting Artist Coordinator, Art Department Chair, The Colorado Springs School, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Commercial Art Expertise

  • Lourn Eidal, Assistant Art Director, Crystal Peak Design, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Where to See the Artwork
Winning artwork submitted for this year’s contest can be seen on the Space Foundation Art Contest website photo gallery here, and all of the submitted artwork can be seen here, as well as past years’ winners.

This article is part of Space Watch: February 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 2).


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