Sunday, June 26, 2011

Create and Win $1000

The NASA Space Shuttle Art Competition commemorates the history of the Space Shuttle Program by inviting individual students to create original artwork that symbolizes its impact on our planet and people. They will also write a 250-word essay explaining their artistic entries.


Final judging will be conducted by an expert panel of artists in conjunction with NASA, NIA, and USA TODAY Education. They will select the top three entries from each of the two age brackets (9-13 and 14-17) based on the following criteria:
  • Artistic interpretation: 20%
  • Selection of innovation: 10%
  • Creativity: 30%
  • Essay justification: 30%
  • Grammar and mechanics: 10%

Winning Entries

The top three winners in each age bracket will be notified no later than August 15, 2011, and will receive the following awards:
  • $1,000 (for student) and $500 (for teacher/sponsor/parent).
  • The winning renditions will be showcased as banner ads on and
  • Winners will experience a remote mentoring session from a USA TODAY professional graphic artist.
  • Each winner will receive a certificate of accomplishment.
Checkout this link to enter the competition: Because It Flew Competition

Students from GW Long who enter the competition should email a copy of their official entry to Mrs D (  Each of the entries will be displayed at GW Long and students from 5th and 6th Grade Science classes will select their favorite.  The winning entry at GW Long will receive a $25 prize.