NASA Art Contest Winners Draw on Their Young Imaginations
Students near NASA’s Langley Research Center in
NASA Langley asked schools and home schools to submit one entry per grade level, kindergarten to 12th grade. Contest rules stated artwork had to be original work, done without the help of a computer, that illustrated one of six NASA themes: aeronautics, earth science, space operations, future space exploration, people who work for NASA and benefits of NASA research and technologies.
“We started the contest last year to celebrate NASA’s 50th anniversary,” said contest organizer
“We had about 300 entries from around
NASA Langley and its partners at the Virginia Air & Space Center (VASC) awarded 96 prizes: a grand prize and 12 first place prizes, as well as certificates for second and third places and honorable mention. The grand prize included the cover of the calendar, admission passes to the VASC, a tour of NASA Langley and other rewards. First place winners’ submissions are also included in the calendar. All of the artwork that appears in the calendar will also be on display at the Virginia Air & Space Center until the end of the year.
“We’re proud to hang the artwork of these outstanding students and support NASA’s mission to inspire the public about aerospace exploration, science and technology,” said
A panel of five judges, including a NASA Langley graphic artist and a local art instructor, judged the entries, based on originality, interpretation of subject matter/theme, creative techniques, composition and overall artistic appearance.
A complete list of winners will be posted on the Internet after the ceremony. For more information, check:
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