Space art competition for kids

By Phil Plait | October 24, 2012 9:30 am

More art and science are colliding! The Lunar and Planetary Institute is hosting the Humans in Space Youth Art Competition. Kids from anywhere in the world ages 10 – 18 are encouraged to express their feelings about human spaceflight using "…visual, literary, musical and video artwork".

I’m a big supporter of scientific art, and I think this is a great idea. If you’re that age, or know someone who is, let them know! The deadline for submitting the work is midnight U.S. Central Standard Time, November 15, 2012. The website has the details.

Go! Be artistic!


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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Cool stuff, Space
MORE ABOUT: Art, human spaceflight

Comments (4)

  1. Peter Davey

    “Beauty is truth and truth beauty, that is all ye know of life, and all ye need to know.”

    That would certainly seem to bring Art and Science neatly together.

  2. Infinite123Lifer

    Hey Phil that is great! Don’t think I would hear about these types of things if it was not for you BA. Much appreciated.

  3. Matt B.

    I like that they’re using such a broad definition of “art”.

    I feel like the name should have some hyphenation. The logo makes it clear, but when it’s just typed out it could be read as:
    “{Humans in Space} Youth Art Competition” (which is what’s intended) or
    “{Humans in Space Youth} Art Competition” (an unfortunate interpretation) or
    “{Humans in Space Youth Art} Competition” or
    “Humans in {Space Youth Art Competition} (what you get if strictly following grammar rules).

    It’d be best to write it as “Humans-in-Space Youth Art Competition”.

  4. nice! my kid is engulfed in space and exploration at this time. i’ll see if he can’t get involved in this.

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