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PreK-12 students and Space Foundation art contest

The Space Foundation invites students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, or equivalent, throughout the world to enter original artwork depicting the theme “Space is Infinite – Explore!” for an opportunity to receive national recognition and win prizes, and an invitation to attend an awards ceremony at the 28th National Space Symposium next April in Colorado Springs.All student entries must be sponsored and submitted by a teacher. Teachers are encouraged to create competitions within their classes and submit only the top art work to the Space Foundation contest.More than 150 students from 13 states entered last year’s Space Foundation Student Art Contest, and 36 works of art were recognized and displayed at the 27th National Space Symposium. To view them, visit the Space Foundation’s Web site at deadline for entries is Jan. 31. Forms and contest rules are available by clicking on the art contest icon at the top of the page at are limited to one per student.2011 Space Foundation contest winnersDigital copies of all 36 of the 2011 art contest winning entries are now orbiting Earth onboard the International Space Station in conjunction with a Japanese program called TERRAHEART. The art traveled on the Space Shuttle Atlantis’ final mission to the ISS along with digital images of drawings, paintings, writings and photos created by Japanese students.All 36 of the 2011 art contest winning entries also will be displayed at the Colorado Springs Penrose Library, 20 North Cascade Ave., for one month beginning in late September, leading up to World Space Week in October.

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