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Space Foundation’s Seventh Annual International Student Art Contest Open for Submissions Theme: “Space Through My Eyes…”

The Space Foundation is seeking talented, creative student artists from around the world, ages 3 to 18 years, to enter its seventh annual International Student Art Contest. Children may draw, paint or create a digital mixed media image for the 2017 contest theme “Space Through My Eyes…”

The deadline to submit entries is noon universal time (12:00 UTC), Nov. 14, 2016, and artwork must be submitted online by the student’s teacher, parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. Homeschool students are also invited to participate.

Prizes will be awarded by age category and the winners notified in January 2017. The 2016 contest featured 3,883 entries from 40 countries and 38 U.S. states. The 2017 International Student Art Contest is co-sponsored by Eagle Eyes®, makers of advanced optical technologies. Eagle Eyes is also a Lifetime Space Certification program partner and 2010 Space Technology Hall of Fame Inductee.

Awards and Categories
The Space Foundation will award a total of 25 winners — first, second and third place for each age category and a Space Foundation Achievement Award.

Acceptable Artwork Media/Format
Mixed media
Digital art

Eight Age Categories
3 – 4 years
11 – 12 years
5 – 6 years
13 – 14 years
7 – 8 years
15 – 16 years
9 – 10 years
17 – 18 years
Prizes and Exposure
All winners receive an art kit, Eagle Eyes® sunglasses, ribbon and a certificate.
Winning entries will be displayed on the Space Foundation website, social media and at the 33rd Space Symposium, where space professionals from around the world will have viewing opportunities. Winning artwork will later be displayed at the Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. All winners receive international exposure – digital images of past winners’ artwork have been sent to the International Space Station.

How to Enter
All artwork will be submitted electronically at by a teacher, parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. For general contest questions, contact the Space Foundation at Due to the high volume of entries and limited resources, we are unable to contact each participant regarding contest status and winners. Please watch for details and announcements.

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Teachers: One Month Left to Apply for Apples4Ed Cash
When People Chomp Apples, U.S. Apple Association Seeks Nominations for Annual
“Apples for Education: Buy an Apple, Help a Student” Program to Fund School Projects

Know a student program in need of extra funds this fall?  Maybe a school needs money for a nutrition program or musical instruments, art classes or school garden supplies? The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) – which represents the U.S. apple industry from apple growers to juice makers – wants to hear from you as it seeks nominations for the second annual Apples for Education: Buy an Apple, Help a Student cause program pledging school financial support one apple bite at a time.

Through Sept.19, educators, parents and people everywhere are encouraged to visit to enter and share an important student cause in their community in need of financial support. USApple will then select finalists eligible for funds this fall.

Portable Network Graphics imageFrom Oct. 1 through Nov. 12, USApple and its Apple Buddies (supporting brands) will call on people to vote for the school cause of their choice every time they:

-Snack on an apple, applesauce, apple juice or an Apple Buddy’s product
-Snap a picture eating their snack
-Tag their selected school and #Apples4Ed
-Share on Instagram or Twitter

The school with the most tags – or votes – will receive the most funding, with additional funds awarded to other top-participating schools.                   

Last year’s inaugural campaign received more than 20,000 votes and provided $21,000 to 12 student causes ranging from school gardens and playground makeovers to robotics and reading education initiatives—from small towns to large cities, coast to coast from Washington to Georgia.

“We felt this program truly made a difference in kids’ lives last year.  Not only were they eating more apples and establishing healthy nutrition habits at a young age, but also they received benefits through these vital school programs,” said Wendy Brannen, Director, Consumer Health and Public Relations, USApple. “Whether our money helped sharpen their early reading skills or developed a program where their parents learned to cook with fruits and vegetables, every cause was worthwhile and made our industry eager to fund this program again in fall 2016.”

Brannen encourages people to submit nominations and get involved to help students in their local communities.

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