January 23, 2015 – The Space Foundation has chosen 28 winners for the 2015 International Student Art Contest. 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. The winning art will also be displayed at Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.
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 Space Foundation received a total of 3,686 entries from 53 countries, 48 U.S. states and one U.S. territory.
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.
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 artwork can be viewed online.