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Space Foundation Announces its Sixth Annual Student Art Winners

The Space Foundation has just announced its student winners of its Sixth Annual International Student Art Contest. Students from around the globe, ages 3 through 18, were invited to submit their original artwork for this year’s theme, "What Space Means to Me...” The contest was free to enter for all public, private and homeschool children from nations around the world. Space Foundation’s Sixth Annual International Student Art Contest has resulted in 25 winners from eight countries. Entries from around the world totaled 3,883 entries from 40 countries and 38 U.S. states for this year's contest. The entries were judged based upon the following criteria:  (1) creativity and originality, (2) quality and execution, (3) adherence to the Theme, and (4) overall impression.

Winners will receive a certificate and ribbon, a Fisher Space Pen, an art kit and a personalized autographed photo signed by former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao, Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight. 
The winning entries will be displayed at the Space Foundation’s 32nd Space Symposium, to be held April 11-14 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. The winning art will also be displayed at Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.
Students could enter artwork in the following media formats: drawing, painting, mixed media and digital. Check it out!

What Space Means to Me

The contest asked all participants to portray in art "What Space Means to Me". The contest featured eight age categories: 3-4; 5-6; 7-8; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14; 15-16 and 17-18. A total of 25 awards were designated, including first, second and third place honors for each of the eight age categories, plus one Space Foundation Achievement Award. In consideration of participants’ privacy, only first names of winners are listed.


Jhathannaesshwar – 1st Place
Country of Origin: Malaysia

Fatema - 2nd Place    
Country of Origin: Bangladesh

Adib – 3rd Place
Country of Origin: Bangladesh


Javeria – 1st Place
Country of Origin: Pakistan

Surina - 2nd Place
Country of Origin: Oman

Raghav – 3rd Place
Country of Origin: India


Viktoriya – 1st Place
Country of Origin: USA

Asma - 2nd Place 
Country of Origin: Saudi Arabia
Hania – 3rd Place
Country of Origin: Pakistan

 9-10 YEARS

Xinyi – 1st Place
Country of Origin: USA

Kitty - 2nd Place   
Country of Origin: Canada

Josephine – 3rd Place
Country of Origin: USA

 11-12 YEARS

Amanda – 1st Place
Country of Origin: Canada

Michael - 2nd Place   
Country of Origin: USA

Jong Won – 3rd Place
Country of Origin: USA

13-14 YEARS

Olivia – 1st Place
Country of Origin: USA

Antonina - 2nd Place 
Country of Origin: USA

Eena – 3rd Place
Country of Origin: USA
 15-16 YEARS

Ashley – 1st Place
Country of Origin: USA

Jaemin - 2nd Place    
Country of Origin: USA

Taein Gu – 3rd Place
Country of Origin: USA
17-18 YEARS

Sarah – 1st Place
Country of Origin: USA

Arina - 2nd Place 
Country of Origin: Russia

Haley – 3rd Place
Country of Origin: USA 


Space Foundation Achievement Award Winner

Country of Origin: Canada


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