Student artists from around the world are invited to submit their original artwork depicting the theme “Where Will Your Spaceship Take You?”
The contest is open to children ages 3 to 18 years and is sponsored by Austin-based Firefly Aerospace.
Firefly CEO Dr. Tom Markusic said, “Firefly is honored to partner with the Space Foundation to provide students around our world with the opportunity to artistically contemplate new worlds and promote expanding the limits of their imagination.”
The deadline to submit entries is noon universal time (12:00 UTC), Nov. 19, 2018, and artwork must be submitted online by the student’s teacher, parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. Homeschool students are also invited to participate. There is no cost to participate in the contest.
How to Enter
All artwork must be submitted electronically at by a teacher, parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. For general contest questions, contact the Space Foundation at .
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. Prizes will be awarded by age category and the winners notified in February 2019.
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
- Winning entries will be displayed on the Space Foundation website and on the contest website, social media and at the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, where space professionals from around the world will see the exhibit. View past contest winning artwork at:
- Winning artwork will also be displayed at the Space Foundation headquarters and Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.
- All winners receive international exposure — digital images of past winners’ artwork have been sent to the International Space Station and displayed throughout China in 2018 as part of a national art exhibition by the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA).
Due to the high volume of entries, we are unable to contact each participant regarding contest status. Please watch for details and announcements.
About Firefly Aerospace
Firefly is developing a family of launch vehicles to provide industry-leading affordability, convenience and reliability for dedicated light to medium lift launches. Firefly’s Alpha and Beta vehicles utilize common technologies, manufacturing infrastructure and launch capabilities, providing LEO launch solutions for up to one and four metric tons of payload respectively. Alpha and Beta will provide the space industry with access to frequent launches at the lowest cost/kg, enabling ambitious commercial and exploration missions from LEO to the Moon. Headquartered in Cedar Park, Tex., Firefly has additional presence in Washington, D.C., Dnipro, Ukraine, and Tokyo, Japan. Firefly is financed by Noosphere Ventures of Menlo Park, Calif. Learn more by visiting