Space Foundation Student Art Contest Open


The winner of last year’s Space Foundation Achievement Award was Ching Yee Ng , 18 Years Old, from China. Image Credit: Space Foundation

August 24, 2015 – Student artists from around the world, ages 3 to 18 years, are invited to enter the Space Foundation’s sixth annual International Student Art Contest. Children may draw, paint or create a digital image for the contest theme “What Space Means to Me…”

The deadline to submit entries is noon universal time (12:00 UTC), November 13, 2015, 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 2016. The 2015 contest featured 3,686 entries from 53 countries, 48 U.S. states and one U.S. territory.

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 a prize, ribbon, astronaut autograph and a certificate

  • Winning entries will be displayed on the Space Foundation website, social media and at the 32nd 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 by a teacher, parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. For general contest questions, contact the Space Foundation at Due to the high volume of entries and limited resources, we are unable to contact each participant regarding contest status and winners.