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Roadmap to Space Settlement
2015 International Student Art Contest

The National Space Society (NSS) is looking for student artists to create ORIGINAL illustrations for the NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement. Submitted artwork should REALISTICALLY illustrate this year's themes: People Living and Working in Space Settlements. Below are four examples of this theme (click image for larger version). CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

Pat Rawlings
Lunar sports stadium (1/6 gravity)
by Pat Rawlings [Milestone 13]
Javier Arizabalo
Mars from a young perspective
by Javier Arizabalo [Milestone 17]
Phil Batchelor
Lover's Lookout
by Phil Batchelor [Milestone 19]
Richard Bizley
Island of the Gods
by Richard Bizley [Milestone 19]

Imagine living, playing, or working in a space settlement on the Moon, Mars, an asteroid, or in an orbital space settlement! What would life look like? What would you see people doing? What views out of the windows would people see as they went about the normal tasks of daily life? What types of games or activities would they engage in?

This year's Space Settlement Student Art Contest challenges students to create a realistic illustration of some aspect of daily life in a space settlement anywhere in the solar system, i.e. as close as possible to what it would actually look like. Each art piece must include at least one person and a view of the world they are on or near.

Eligibility

All full-time students at any grade level between the ages of 13 and 25 are eligible.

All students under age 18 must have parental permission to participate.

Original artwork from entries submitted to the NSS/NASA Space Settlement Design Contest (including previous years) is encouraged.

Deadline  

The deadline for submissions is March 16, 2015 (11:59 pm Universal Time). CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Our goal is to have winners announced by April 1, 2015.

Requirements

The art must provide a realistic depiction of future human space settlement and associated activities and endeavors. Please note that we are not looking for abstract, impressionistic, surrealist, or science fiction art, and any such submissions will not be accepted into the contest. The art need not be fully photorealistic, but the closer to that goal, the better. It needs to depict as closely as possible what a space settlement would actually look like.

Prizes

One piece of art will be awarded the Grand Prize for being the best artwork overall.

Up to 12 (twelve) entries will be selected as First Prize recipients from different grade level categories. These include grades 5-8, 9-12, undergraduate, and graduate.

Prizes will only be awarded at the Grand and First Prize levels if qualified entries are judged as meeting the standards for artwork of that award level. It may be that the quality of artwork received in any given year does not meet judging standards as stated per the Judging Guidelines for a particular award level and as such, no prize in that category would be awarded that year. 

Other additional pieces of art may be selected for Honorable Mention.

All accepted entries will receive certificates of participation. All winning entries will receive certificates of merit and the following prizes (more prizes may be added to this list during the contest).

The Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • Publication on the cover of the National Space Society magazine, Ad Astra
  • An award certificate at the annual International Space Development Conference
  • Complimentary registration to the 2015 International Space Development Conference in Toronto, Canada (does not include travel, accommodations, meals, etc.)
  • 1 year complimentary membership in the National Space Society, including a subscription to Ad Astra magazine
  • 5 complimentary copies of the Ad Astra magazine the art work is featured on
  • Publication in a future National Space Society Space Settlement Calendar (if published), including being a finalist for the cover art for such calendar
  • 5 complimentary copies of any future Space Settlement Calendar featuring the work
  • Publication on the NSS website "Winner's Gallery" for this contest
  • Possible publication in the various forms of web, banners, posters, brochures, and/or other NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement publications

Each First Prize winner will receive:

  • 1 year complimentary membership in the National Space Society, including a subscription to Ad Astra magazine
  • Publication in a future National Space Society Space Settlement Calendar (if published)
  • 2 complimentary copies of any future Space Settlement Calendar featuring the work
  • Publication on the NSS website "Winner's Gallery" for this contest
  • Possible publication in the various forms of web, banners, posters, brochures, and/or other NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement publications

Any Honorable Mention winners will receive:

  • 1 year complimentary membership in the National Space Society, including a subscription to Ad Astra magazine
  • Possible publication in a future National Space Society Space Settlement Calendar
  • A complimentary copy of any future Space Settlement Calendar featuring the work
  • Publication on the NSS website "Winner's Gallery" for this contest
  • Possible publication in the various forms of web, banners, posters, brochures, and/or other NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement publications

Winning artwork will be displayed and viewed by the public and space professionals from around the world at the International Space Development Conference and at other possible venues throughout the year. The works of art accepted to the NSS Space Settlement Art Contest will be on public display in the NSS Gallery of Submitted Space Settlement Art.

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