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NASA Art Contest 2010

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration invites high school and college students from all areas of study to enter, including the arts, industrial design, architecture, computer design, and the fine arts. Students are asked to submit their work on the theme: Life and Work on the Moon. Artists are encouraged to collaborate with science and engineering students. Such collaboration is not required, but would help to ensure that the art is valid for the Moon’s harsh environment. Any full time student can enter, regardless of major or area of study.


Submit your work on the theme: Life and Work on the Moon. Entries will be accepted in three categories: two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and digital, including music and video. For the first time, we will also accept entries in literature (poetry and short stories). Entries will be evaluated on creativity, artistic qualities, but also on whether they depict a valid scenario for the moon’s harsh conditions.


Prizes include awards and exhibit opportunities. Cash prizes, certificates of achievement, and exhibit opportunities are planned. Selected works will be chosen for exhibits at NASA facilities across the country, including Washington, DC. We also expect to award cash prizes and certificates.

  • Top cash award: $1000 Post Secondary Students, $500 Secondary Students
  • Smaller cash awards in each category
  • Honorable Mention in each category
  • Certificates of Achievement

* ) Only US Citizens are eligible for cash prizes.


  • Students enrolled full time in high schools, colleges, community colleges, trade schools, or professional schools (Design, Architecture, etc.) are eligible to enter.
  • Only US Citizens are eligible for cash prizes.
  • International students at colleges or universities may enter, but will not be eligible for cash prizes.
  • All entries are due no later than 15 April 2010 for College entries and 15 April 2010 for High School entries.
  • 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.

Detailed official rules

How to enter?

To enter, all contestants must first register and receive notification that their registration has been accepted.