Winners Announced for Space Foundation's Seventh Annual International Student Art Contest

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  – For the Space Foundation’s seventh annual International Student Art Contest, 3,099 entries were submitted from 50 countries and 31 U.S. states by students ages 3 through 18 years. Of those, 25 winners from seven countries were selected, with one entry chosen for the top Space Foundation Achievement Award.

The 2017 contest theme is “Space Through My Eyes…” and each year the contest is free to enter for public, private and homeschool children from around the world.

„The Space Foundation’s International Student Art Contest continues to touch the lives of thousands of young people across the globe. They are tomorrow’s explorers, and the outpouring of their creativity is truly inspiring. It is satisfying to know we are helping keep interest in space exploration alive and well,” said Kevin Cook, Space Foundation Vice President – Marketing & Communications.

The art contest is co-sponsored by Eagle Eyes®, a long-time Space Foundation Space Certification partner and 2010 inductee into the Space Technology Hall of Fame. Eagle Eyes will award the winning artists with high performance sunglasses that incorporate eye-protecting technology developed for use by astronauts in space. The winners will also receive personalized autographed photos signed by former NASA astronauts Nicole Stott and Gary E. Payton, plus a certificate, ribbon, Fisher Space Pen® and an art kit.

The winning entries will be shown at the Space Foundation’s 33rd Space Symposium, to be held April 3-6, 2017, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. After the Symposium, the winning art will be displayed at Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.

In August 2017, the Space Foundation will make an announcement about the 2018 contest.

About the Contest

Students were invited to enter artwork in the following media formats: drawing, painting, mixed media and digital. The contest featured eight age categories, with first, second and third place honors for each of the age categories, plus one Space Foundation Achievement Award.

The 2017 winners are listed by first name only in consideration of the children’s privacy.


Space Foundation Achievement Award
Caroline, age 15 
United States 


3-4 YEARS 
Veronica – 1st Place 

Gemma – 2nd Place 

Victoria – 3rd Place 

5-6 YEARS 
Mariya – 1st Place 

Ethan – 2nd Place 

Aaron – 3rd Place 
United States

7-8 YEARS 
Amrita – 1st Place 
United States

Diana – 2nd Place 

Sophia – 3rd Place 
United States

9-10 YEARS 
Irene – 1st Place 
United States

Sharon – 2nd Place 
United States

Sarah – 3rd Place 
United States

11-12 YEARS 
Catherine – 1st Place 
United States

Jasmine – 2nd Place 
United States

Amoli -3rd Place 

13-14 YEARS 
Ariba – 1st Place 
United States

Shenjia – 2nd Place 
United States

Noah – 3rd Place 
United States

15-16 YEARS 
Sreya – 1st Place 
United States

Hailey – 2nd Place 
United States

Myungyoung – 3rd Place 
United States

17-18 YEARS 
Nurul – 1st Place 

Kristin – 2nd Place 
United States

Ellen – 3rd Place 
United States

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