Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Moon: Back to the Future

Deadline: December 1, 2007

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration invites college students from the arts, including industrial design, architecture, computer design, and the fine arts, to submit their work on the theme: Life and Work on the Moon.

Download a printable brochure of the contest

Entries will be accepted in three major categories: two-dimensional, three dimensional and digital. Each category will have pre-determined size limits.
  • Contest opens in August, 2007 and all entries are due no later than December 1, 2007.

  • Cash prizes, certificates of achievement, and exhibit opportunities are planned.

  • We expect that winners will be announced in January of 2008.

  • All entries will initially be submitted digitally as 300 dpi jpeg images.

  • An on-line gallery is planned for public viewing of the artwork.

  • Winners will be asked to ship their work to NASA for exhibit purposes.

Why is NASA sponsoring this contest?

Once humans establish a presence on the Moon, the arts will be a desired facet of life there, as they are here on Earth. It is our intention to provoke non-science and engineering students to think about the science and engineering required to achieve the conditions suitable for humans to live and work on the moon. It is also our intention to help the science and engineering communities appreciate valuable contributions from other communities, particularly the arts. We hope to see outstanding student art work that will inspire this and future generations of explorers.