Youth invited to enter Space Foundation art contest


The Space Foundation is inviting art students to enter the 12th annual International Student Art Contest.

The 2022 International Student Art Contest theme is “Living, Working and Playing on the Moon.” Entries must be original, space-oriented artwork, and can be a drawing, painting, mixed media or digital work.

Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation Headquarters and Discovery Center is a Colorado Springs based nonprofit that offers “a gateway to information, education and collaboration for space exploration and space-inspired industries that define the global space ecosystem,” its website says.

The art contest encourages youth “to use their creative gifts and curiosity to explore the wonders of space and the exciting possibilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematic fields.

The contest provides a chance for students to showcase their talents, and presents an opportunity for parents, teachers and communities to spark a love of STEM in young people through the lens of space,” according to a news release.

There is no cost to enter the contest and any student between the ages of 3 and 18 are eligible.

There will be 25 winners — a first, second and third place for each of eight age categories. One artist will receive the Space Foundation Achievement Award.

Winning artwork will be displayed and shared worldwide, through contest websites and various social media platforms, as well as at the Space Foundation Headquarters and Discovery Center and at the 37th Space Symposium, which will take place April 4-7, 2022, in Colorado Springs.

Deadline to submit entries by Jan. 19, 2022.

Artwork must be submitted online by the student’s teacher, parent or legal guardian who is age 18 or older.

To learn more about the Space Foundation, visit To learn more about its Discovery Center, visit

For more information on the 2022 International Student Art Contest or to submit entries, visit


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