COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 12, 2015) – Student artists from around the world, ages 3 to 18 years, are invited to enter the Space Foundation’s sixth annual International Student Art Contest. Children may draw, paint or create a digital image for the contest theme “What Space Means to Me…”

The deadline to submit entries is noon universal time (12:00 UTC), Nov. 13, 2015, and artwork must be submitted online by the student’s teacher, parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older at
Prizes will be awarded by age category and the winners notified in January 2016. The 2015 contest featured more than 3,680 entries from 53 countries.

Awards and Categories
The Space Foundation will award a total of 25 winners — first, second and third place for each age category and a Space Foundation Achievement Award.
Acceptable Artwork Media/Format

Mixed media
Digital art
Eight Age Categories

3-4 years
5-6 years
7-8 years
9-10 years
11-12 years
13-14 years
15-16 years
17-18 years
Prizes and Exposure

All winners receive a prize, ribbon, astronaut autograph and a certificate
Winning entries will be displayed on the Space Foundation website, social media and at the 32nd Space Symposium, where space professionals from around the world will have viewing opportunities
Winning artwork will later be displayed at the Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
All winners receive international exposure – digital images of past winners’ artwork have been sent to the International Space Station
How to Enter
All artwork will be submitted electronically at by a teacher, parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. For general contest questions, contact the Space Foundation at Due to the high volume of entries and limited resources, we are unable to contact each participant regarding contest status and winners. Please watch for details and announcements.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It annually publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.