Contest News

Watch this space for contest news. Note the following: 

The results from the 2023 Contest can be found here. In 2023, we had over 26,000 students participate in more than 4500 entries. Entries came from 19 countries around the world. Congratulations to all of the winners! 

  • Registration and Submission closed on February 15th, 2024 at 02:00am PST. Judging is currently under way with results expected to be posted by March 31st, 2024.
  • Starting with the 2023 season, we will award $500 prizes for the top Artistic Merit and Literary Merit submissions, respectively.
  • New file formats are eligible for Artistic Merit submissions. These formats may also be used for supplementing PDF entries in other categories, but should be used sparingly. Unless you are submitting to the Artistic Merit category, the primary submission must be a PDF, and this is the only document file format accepted. Each attachment may be no larger than 24 MB, regardless of the file format. Please only use these other file formats if they significantly enhance your submission:

    1. Images may be any of the following: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff
    2. Vector Graphics may be any of the following: .eps, .stl
    3. Audio files may now be uploaded, but are constrained to the following lossy formats: .mp3 (preferred), .aac, .ogg
    4. Small videos may be uploaded and are constrained to the following format: .mp4

Note that we now also include the ability to link to a web-hosted video (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), so consider using that option given the 24 MB constraint on file uploads. While judges are not required to follow these links, it provides a chance for you to speak directly to the judges.

This contest had been sponsored by NASA Ames Research Center from 1994-2018, for many of those years in conjunction with the National Space Society (NSS). In 2019, sponsorship was fully transferred to the National Space Society.