Project Mars Art, Film Competition Seeks Creative Interpretations Of Martian Journey

ASA is studying its deep space gateway concept for potential future collaborations. Project Mars invites artistic submissions that envision a Martian voyage. Image Credit: NASA

October 9, 2017 – Early career professionals and college students are invited to submit a poster or short film to the Project Mars International Art and Film Contest. Entries should creatively envision what astronauts may experience when traveling to Mars.

NASA is leading the next steps of human space exploration with a series of exploration missions to the vicinity of the Moon, beginning with the first integrated mission of Orion—- America’s spacecraft for the next generation -— and the new heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world. These missions will help NASA build a flexible, reusable and sustainable infrastructure that will last multiple decades and support missions of increasing complexity, including to Mars.

A sustainable crew presence in deep space will require the best of NASA, our international partners and the private sector. Therefore, the agency is studying its deep space gateway concept with U.S. industry and space station partners for potential future collaborations.

Entrants should imagine this journey as part of their film or poster submissions. The winning short film will be selected by a team of film industry judges including Gareth Edwards, director of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The winning poster will be chosen by a graphic design team of judges including Joshua Grossberg, creative director of the McCann New York advertising agency. Entries are due August 31, 2018.

Project Mars is a collaboration between NASA, SciArt Exchange and Mori and Associates. SciArt Exchange is a non-profit organization based on the international Humans in Space Art program. Participants are invited to creatively communicate science and technology with multimedia artwork, promoting innovation and engaging society in the future of space exploration.

To learn more about the competition and details on how to enter, visit the Project Mars website.