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30th Space Symposium
May 19-22, 2014 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

2014 International Student Art Contest

The 2014 Space Foundation International Student Art Contest theme "My Spaceship Looks Like..." challenged PreK through 12th grade students worldwide to design their own spaceship - and then interpret that idea into an original work of visual art (drawing, painting, mixed media or digital art).

We had a huge response from students across the globe! We received more than 7,100 entries representing 54 countries, including 43 U.S. states and two U.S. territories – our largest contest yet since it began four years ago!

Awards and Prizes

The Space Foundation awarded prizes to 25 winners: 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place for each of eight age categories were awarded a certificate, ribbon, personalized astronaut autograph and a prize. In addition, the Space Foundation awarded one Space Foundation Achievement Award, which was selected by the Space Foundation graphic arts team.

Where to See the Winning Artwork

The winning artwork for this year’s contest can be seen on the Space Foundation website photo gallery by clicking here, and all the submitted artwork can be seen at in the “My Spaceship Looks Like...” Space Foundation art gallery. When you get to the Artsonia Home Page, click on the Enter the Art Museum section and then click on Featured Exhibits. Feel free to browse all of the artwork submitted to this year's contest in our gallery. Artsonia also offers an opportunity to purchase items in their online store featuring any of the artwork submitted (this is a courtesy only; the Space Foundation gets no income from Artsonia sales).



Armeen Jafry, 1st Place (pictured at right)
Rongdhonu Art Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Endri Zavalani, 2nd Place
Homeschool, Tirana, Albania
Aisvarya Sivakumar, 3rd Place
Ezone India School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Mehaulo Goryn, 1st Place (pictured at right)
Centre Children and Teenagers Creativity, Zolochiv, Ukraine
Calista Marzouk, 2nd Place
Cornerstone Christian Montessori, Elkhart, Ind., USA
Cole Josef Lydston, 3rd Place
Norman Rockwell Elementary, Redmond, Wash., USA


Vivian Liu, 1st Place (pictured at right)
Susan Art School, Milpitas, Calif., USA
Thadeus Christolon, 2nd Place
Absolute Fine Art Studio, Corona, Calif., USA
Zhou Jiayi, 3rd Place
Shanghai Pudong Youth Activities Center, Shanghai, China

9-10 YEARS

Tiffany Chen, 1st Place (pictured at right)
Logan Elementary, Ann Arbor, Mich., USA
Francesco Fernando Gregorio Zuñiga, 2nd Place
Ateneo de Manila Grade School, Quezon City, Philippines
Sherry Pan, 3rd Place
Creative Art Studio, Ann Arbor, Mich., USA

11-12 YEARS

Sang Yikun, 1st Place (pictured at right)
Shanghai Huangpu Art Activity Center, Shanghai, China
Sabrina Ryu, 2nd Place
Bret Harte Middle School, San Jose, Calif., USA
Gordon Su, 3rd Place
Thomas Russell Middle School, Milpitas, Calif., USA

13-14 YEARS

Zi Lu Wang, 1st Place (pictured at right)
Absolute Fine Art Studio, Corona, Calif., USA
Hiba Khamlichi, 2nd Place
La Sacré School, Rabat, Morocco
Mean-Hie Kim, 3rd Place
Northwood High School, Irvine, Calif., USA



15-16 YEARS

Rebecca Yu, 1st Place (pictured at right)
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, N.Y., USA
Jenny Yoo, 2nd Place
D-DIM Academy, Buena Park, Calif., USA
Lucille Miao, 3rd Place
Pingry School, Basking Ridge, N.J., USA



17-18 YEARS

Young Gun Kim, 1st Place (pictured at right)
Leland High School, San Jose, Calif., USA
Sayani Karmaker, 2nd Place
Kishalaya Art Center, Chittaranjan, Burdwan, India
Lautice Taylor, 3rd Place
Franklinton High School, Franklinton, La., USA




Stephanie Chen, age 16 (pictured at right)
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, N.Y., USA



About the Judging Panel

The panel of judges comprised:

  • Lourn Eidal, Assistant Art Director, Crystal Peak Design, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA
  • Richard Green, Senior Environment/Cinematics/Concept Artist, Kirkland, Wash., USA
  • Carolyn Strong, Director, Young Rembrandts, Denver, Colo., USA
  • Joe Vinton, Digital Artist, Renderosity Artist of the Year, Burton, Trent, United Kingdom
  • Hans Wolfe, Middle and Upper School Visual Arts, Visiting Artist Coordinator, Art Department Chair, The Colorado Springs School, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA
  • Mercy Yeo, Professional Artist, Ann Arbor, Mich., USA (originally from Singapore)