COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 18, 2016) – The Space Foundation is seeking talented, creative student artists from around the world, ages 3 to 18 years, to enter its seventh annual International Student Art Contest. Children may draw, paint or create a digital mixed media image for the 2017 contest theme “Space Through My Eyes…”
The deadline to submit entries is noon universal time (12:00 UTC), Nov. 14, 2016, and artwork must be submitted online by the student’s teacher, parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. Homeschool students are also invited to participate.
Prizes will be awarded by age category and the winners notified in January 2017. The 2016 contest featured 3,883 entries from 40 countries and 38 U.S. states.
The 2017 International Student Art Contest is co-sponsored by Eagle Eyes®, makers of advanced optical technologies. Eagle Eyes is also a Lifetime Space Certification program partner and 2010 Space Technology Hall of Fame Inductee.
Awards and Categories
The Space Foundation will award a total of 25 winners — first, second and third place for each age category and a Space Foundation Achievement Award.
Acceptable Artwork Media/Format
- Mixed media
- Digital art
Eight Age Categories
- 3 – 4 years
- 5 – 6 years
- 7 – 8 years
- 9 – 10 years
- 11 – 12 years
- 13 – 14 years
- 15 – 16 years
- 17 – 18 years
Prizes and Exposure
- All winners receive an art kit, Eagle Eyes® sunglasses, ribbon and a certificate
- Winning entries will be displayed on the Space Foundation website, social media and at the 33rd Space Symposium, where space professionals from around the world will have viewing opportunities
- Winning artwork will later be displayed at the Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
- All winners receive international exposure – digital images of past winners’ artwork have been sent to the International Space Station
How to Enter
All artwork will be submitted electronically at Art.SpaceFoundation.org by a teacher, parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. For general contest questions, contact the Space Foundation at [email protected]. Due to the high volume of entries and limited resources, we are unable to contact each participant regarding contest status and winners. Please watch Art.SpaceFoundation.org for details and announcements.
About Eagle Eyes
The origin of Eagle Eyes® began at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where scientists developed ground-breaking technology that would protect human eyesight from the harmful effects of solar radiation light. NASA researchers first looked to nature for a solution – in particular, by studying how eagles and hawks can distinguish their prey from their surroundings with utmost precision.
Their findings revealed that eagles have unique oil droplets in their eyes that selectively filter out harmful radiation and permit only specific wavelengths of light to enter their eyes giving them extremely powerful visual clarity, even at great distances. NASA then replicated this discovery into a lens technology that, in turn, resulted in Eagle Eyes® – a leader in high performance eyewear. Learn more at www.eagleeyes.com/.
About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.