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Space Art Competition: Canarian Students to meet Apollo Moonwalkers!

space-art-competition1 Have you ever looked up into the night’s sky and watched the moon rising on the horizon or tracked the International Space Station’s progress across the heavens? Did you ever wander what it might be like to be an astronaut up there looking down on Earth? Now’s your chance to find out… as three Apollo astronaut “moonwalkers” are coming to Tenerife in September, to speak at the Starmus Festival. The organisers of the Starmus Festival have announced a “Space Art” competition (drawing, painting, mixed media or digital art), for children and young people from the Canary Islands, with prizes been awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in five age categories (3 to 5, 6 to 8, 9 to 11, 12 to 14 and 15 to 18).


The winners in each category will be given the opportunity to attend the “Space Legends” tribute and meet the three Apollo Moonwalkers (Ed Mitchell, Apollo 14, Charlie Duke Apollo 16, and the last man to walk on the moon Harrison Schmitt Apollo 17). They will also receive a personalised autographed photograph of the astronauts and cosmonauts, and their winning entries will also be put on display in the festival exhibition alongside the astrophotography competition entries. space-art-competition3 The closing date for entries is 31st August and finished artwork should be photographed and saved as a jpeg file and sent to the festival organisers at Alternatively you can register with Flickr, Picasa or Dropbox data sharing engines, upload your images and inform us by email. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at