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International Student Art Contest Receives More than 4,700 Entries

The Space Foundation 2013 International Student Art Contest, which closed for submission in January, received more than 4,700 entries representing 45 countries, including 38 U.S. states and territories. This is our largest contest yet since we began it three years ago and the difficult task of judging will begin shortly. 

The Space Foundation invited students from around the world in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade to submit original artwork depicting the theme, If I Were Going..., challenging students to imagine how they would personally experience space travel, exploration or settlement and then interpret that idea into an original work of visual art.

A panel of judges will select first, second and third place winning entries in four grade categories - PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 - and three style categories - drawing, painting and multimedia. From that group, 36 winners will be chosen and the panel will select a single grand prize winner in each age category, for a total of four grand prize winners, plus one Space Foundation Achievement Award, selected from among the winners by the Space Foundation's internal graphic arts team.

The panel of judges was selected from the Colorado Springs art community and includes:

  • Joy Armstrong, assistant curator, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  • Lourn Eidal, assistant art director, Crystal Peak Design, Colorado Springs
  • Sam Gappmayer, president and chief executive officer, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  • Laurie A. Longberry, art instructor, Monart Drawing and Art Studio, Peyton, Colo.
  • Hans Wolfe, middle and upper school visual arts, visiting artist coordinator, Art department chair, The Colorado Springs School

See future issues of Space Watch for updates.

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