Space Foundation’s Seventh Annual International Student Art Contest Open For Submissions

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August 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

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • 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 ArtContest@SpaceFoundation.org. 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.