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2012 Humans in Space Youth Art Competition – Entry Deadline October 21, 2012

Humans in Space Art Contest

Enter the International Humans in Space Art Competition by October 21, 2012

The international 2012 Humans in Space Youth Art Competition invites students ages 10-18 to express their ideas about the future of human space exploration through visual, literary, musical or digital art.

Artwork submissions will be judged on creativity, skill and demonstration of meaning relevant to expressing “How will humans use science and technology to explore space, and what mysteries will we uncover?”

Winning art will be showcased at displays and multimedia performances worldwide from 2013 to 2014, as well as in an online gallery. Submissions must be received by Oct. 21, 2012.

For additional information and a complete list of guidelines, visit www.humansinspaceart.org.


Earth Science Week Visual Arts Contest – Deadline October 19, 2012


Earth Science Visual Arts Contest

Earth Science Week 2012 Visual Arts Contest – Open to Students in Grades K-5

The American Geosciences Institute is sponsoring a visual arts contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2012. Artwork should focus on the topic “Imagine Me, an Earth Scientist!” The contest is open to students in grades K-5 who are residents of the United States. Participants should submit an original two-dimensional visual arts project that shows themselves as earth scientists. Entries are due Oct. 19, 2012, and must be submitted by mail.

Science and Art – together!


Best of “Earth as Art” Contest from Landsat – Voting Deadline July 6, 2012

Malaspina Glacier

The tongue of the Malaspina Glacier, the largest glacier in Alaska, fills most of this image. The Malaspina lies west of Yakutat Bay and covers 1,500 sq mi (3,880 sq km). This image is one of many you can vote for in the Earth as Art celebration!

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Landsat Program on July 23, 2012, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey would like your help in selecting the top five “Earth as Art” images from the more than 120 scenes in our collection.

For 40 years Landsat satellites have been acquiring images of the land cover of the planet. The satellites have provided spectacular views of mountains, valleys, coastal areas, islands, volcanic fields, forests and patterns on the landscape. By highlighting some of those features and creatively crafting the colors, the series of “Earth as Art” perspectives reveal the artistic side of Landsat.

Voting closes on July 6, 2012. The Top five “Earth as Art” images will be announced on July 23 in Washington, D.C., at a special event commemorating the launch of the first Landsat satellite.

To view the images and vote for your favorites, visit http://eros.usgs.gov/eaa_voting/ .

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Humans in Space Art Contest – Deadline October 21, 2012

Humans in space Youth Art Competition

Enter the Humans in Space Youth Art Competition by October 21, 2012

How will humans use science and technology to explore space, and what mysteries will we uncover?

Students age 10-18 are challenged to answer this question through art. Create your musical, literary, visual or video artwork and submit it by midnight U.S. Central Standard Time, October 21, 2012.

Learn more at the Humans in Space Youth Art Competition website:
Humans in Space Art Contest

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Join the 2012 Hubble’s Hidden Treasures Competition | ESA/Hubble

Hubble's Hidden treasures Competition

Enter the Hubble's Hidden Treasures Competition by May 31, 2012

Join the 2012 Hubble’s Hidden Treasures Competition | ESA/Hubble.

Over two decades in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope has made a huge number of observations. Every week,  new images are published on the ESA/Hubble website.

But hidden in Hubble’s huge data archives are still some truly breathtaking images that have never been seen in public. We call them Hubble’s Hidden Treasures — and we’re looking for your help to bring them to light.

We’re inviting the public into Hubble’s vast science archive to dig out the best unseen Hubble images. Find a great dataset in the Hubble Legacy Archive, adjust the contrast and colours using the simple online tools and submit to our Hubble’s Hidden Treasures Contest Flickr group, and you could win an iPod Touch in our Hubble’s Hidden Treasures Competition.

For an extra challenge, why not try using the same software that the professionals use to turn the Hubble data into breath-taking images? Download the data from the Hubble Legacy Archive, process using powerful open-source software such as the ESO/ESA/NASA FITS Liberator and make a beautiful image for our Hubble’s Hidden Treasures Image Processing Contest Flickr group. And you’ll be in with a chance to win an iPad.

Both parts of the Hubble’s Hidden Treasures competition close May 31, 2012.

The best datasets that you identify will also be featured as future pictures of the week and photo releases on spacetelescope.org.

For more information, watch Hubblecast 53, and visit the Hidden Treasures webpage at http://www.spacetelescope.org/hiddentreasures


Papercraft Spaceships and Satellites – Build Your Own Space Program!

completed paper model

This papercraft Galileo model is very challenging to build!

Looking for an inexpensive creative project for you or your children?  Try some of the space themed paper models at the links below.  These patterns are available for free download.  Simply print the pattern and follow the instructions to build your own space fleet!  Warning: Some of these are very challenging!

Balloon Powered Nanorover, Cassini, Galileo, Etc (various skill levels)


Hubble, Chandra X-Ray Telescope, Etc (various skill levels)


Shuttle, Saturn V, Opportunity and Spirit, Etc (various skill levels)


Scaled Composites Spaceship One


International Space Station


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The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Wonders of Weather: “What do you See?” Art Contest – Deadline Nov 7, 2011

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) 2011 Wonders of Weather: “What do you See?” art contest invites young scientists and artists (Grades 2-4) to explore weather. See what it feels like outside, watch the weather report and spy out of the window. Read stories and books. Search websites. Watch movies. Then draw a picture showing what you learned. And don’t forget to enter your artwork in the 2011 IGES art contest!

For more information, visit the IGES contest site at http://www.strategies.org/education/index.aspx?sub=education&sub2=student&sub3=2011contest

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Because It Flew – Education Activities and Space Shuttle Art Competition

“Because It Flew” is a free educational program that introduces students in grades 4-12 (ages 9-17) to the impact of the Space Shuttle Program on our planet and people. This engaging and informative project commemorates the 30-year history of the shuttle program.

“Because It Flew” consists of two elements: optional educational activities and the NASA Space Shuttle Art Competition.

Four activities engage and introduce students to the history of NASA’s space shuttle missions. Completion of these activities is not a requirement for submitting an entry into the art competition, but they may be used to guide students through the process of creating an entry. The activities can be adapted easily to both formal and informal educational settings. Activities are aligned with national standards and support efforts to integrate science, technology, engineering and math with language arts.

The NASA Space Shuttle Art Competitions invites students to create original artwork that symbolizes the impact of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program on our planet and people. Students must also write a 250-word essay explaining their artistic entries. An expert panel of artists will review submissions. The top six entries in two age brackets (9-13 and 14-17) will receive cash prizes, a private tutoring session with an accomplished USA Today graphic artist and a certificate of accomplishment. Entries in the competition are due Aug. 5, 2011.

“Because It Flew” is a joint education initiative of NASA, the National Institute of Aerospace and USA TODAY Education.

For more information, visit http://www.usatodayeducate.com/becauseitflew

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