The 11th Annual Space Foundation International Student Art Contest is now closed for submissions. Please check back this Fall for when we open up submissions for the 12th Annual Art Contest where student artists ages 3–18 are invited to participate by creating and submitting original, space-oriented artwork based on the year's theme.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Space Foundation International Student Art Contest?
The Space Foundation International Student Art Contest is an annual art contest created by Space Foundation with the purpose of encouraging students' interest in art and in space. To learn more about the Space Foundation click here.
Who can enter?
Student artists, 3–18 years of age. Please note: a teacher, parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older, must submit the art entry on behalf of the student artist. See Official Rules for more details.
How do I enter?
1. Register here.
2. Gather student artwork.
3. Submit student artwork.
Visit How to Enter for more information.
What can I submit?
Please respect copyright laws and upload original artwork only that is based on this year's theme:
"How Space Technology Helps Improve Life on Earth"
Does it cost anything to enter?
No, signing up and submitting artwork is free.
What are the file size requirements?
All artwork must be submitted in digital format as a .jpg or .png file.
Artwork must be at least 2,400 pixels by 2,400 pixels. This is to ensure that we can print out your artwork at full size and resolution.
What are the prizes?
All winners receive:
- An Art Kit
- Astronaut Autograph
What is this year's theme?
This year's theme is "How Space Technology Helps Improve Life on Earth"
What is the judging criteria?
Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
- Creativity and originality
- Quality and execution
- Adherence to the theme
- Overall impression
What is the artwork submission deadline?
All entries due by 5:00 p.m. MST, Sunday, January 31, 2021.
When are the winners selected?
The winners are scheduled to be selected and announced on June 1st, 2021.
How will the winner be contacted?
Winners will be notified by email, via the email address provided when you create your account. This email address is most likely that of the individual that submitted the artwork on behalf of the student artist. It is up to the submitter to notify the student artist. If you provide an incorrect email address, we will not be able to contact you, and thus the student artist will not know they have won, and will not receive their prize.
IMPORTANT: DELIVERY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED FOR ALL COUNTRIES AND/OR STATES OR PROVINCES DUE TO INCOMPLETE DELIVERY ADDRESS PROVIDED BY PARTICIPANT; COUNTRY, STATE, OR PROVINCE SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS AND/OR REGULATIONS BLOCKING DELIVERY. CURRENTLY WE ARE UNABLE TO SEND SHIPMENTS TO RUSSIA DUE TO RESTRICTIONS.
What if I provide the wrong shipping address?
If you are outside of the United States, it is critical you provide us with your complete and proper international shipping address. If your shipping address is incorrect we will not be able to reship your prize.