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Children around the world create space-age art

Budding artists around the world have the opportunity to showcase their work to an international audience with a competition which brings art and space exploration together.

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Children aged between 10 and 18 have about a month to create a piece of visual, literary, musical or video artwork about the future of space exploration for a chance to win this year’s Humans in Space Youth Arts Competition.

Competition judges include teachers, astronauts, artists, musicians and engineers from all over the world. Vice-Principal for External Relations and Public Engagement at Queen Mary, University of London, Professor Peter McOwan, has been involved in helping organise the competition and has been invited to be on the judging panel.

“This is a great way of getting children to think about the future of space exploration in a fun, visual and engaging way,” he said.

“We expect to get an influx of entries in the coming weeks.”

Children have until 21 October to create a piece of artwork that considers the theme of the competition: ‘How will humans use science and technology to explore space, and what mysteries will they uncover?’

The winning artwork will be used to help distribute messages about the future of space exploration to other children and adults around the world through key events next year to mark NASA’s 50 years of solar system exploration celebration.

The competition is run in conjunction with NASA, the German Aerospace Centre and the Universities Space Research Association.

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