COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. , Jan. 23 -- The Space Foundation issued the following news release: The 25 winners of the 2014 Space Foundation International Student Art Contest are the most globally diverse group in the contest's history. Young artists were selected for the top slots from among more than 7,100 entries representing 54 countries, including 43 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories - the largest response since the contest began four years ago. The winners will receive a certificate, ribbon, personalized astronaut autograph and a prize. The winning artwork will be displayed at the Space Foundation's 30th Space Symposium, to be held May 19-22 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. , USA. Winners will be invited to tour the Space Symposium's Boeing Exhibit Center and meet former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao , Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight. The Space Foundation invited students from around the world in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade to submit original artwork for this year's theme, "My Spaceship Looks Like...," challenging students to design their own spaceship - and then interpret that idea into an original work of visual art. The artwork could be submitted in any of the acceptable media/formats - drawing, painting, mixed media or digital art. A panel of international judges selected first, second and third place winning entries in each of eight age categories: 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-12 years, 13-14 years, 15-16 years and 17-18 years. One Space Foundation Achievement Award was also awarded, selected by the Space Foundation's internal graphic arts team. 3-4 YEARS Armeen Jafry , 1st Place Rongdhonu Art Academy , Dhaka, Bangladesh Endri Zavalani , 2nd Place Homeschool, Tirana, Albania Aishvarya Sivakumar, 3rd Place Ezone India School , Chennai , Tamil Nadu, India 5-6 YEARS Mehaulo Goryn, 1st Place Centre Children and Teenagers Creativity, Zolochiv, Ukraine Calista Marzouk , 2nd Place Cornerstone Christian Montessori, Elkhart, Ind. , USA Cole Josef Lydston , 3rd Place Norman Rockwell Elementary , Redmond, Wash. , USA 7-8 YEARS Vivian Liu , 1st Place Susan Art School , Milpitas, Calif. , USA Thadeus Christolon , 2nd Place Absolute Fine Art Studio , Corona, Calif. , USA Zhou Jiayi, 3rd Place Shanghai Pudong Youth Activities Center, Shanghai, China 9-10 YEARS Tiffany Chen , 1st Place Logan Elementary , Ann Arbor, Mich. , USA Francesco Fernando Gregorio Zuniga , 2nd Place Ateneo de Manila Grade School , Quezon City, Philippines Sherry Pan , 3rd Place Creative Art Studio , Ann Arbor, Mich. , USA 11-12 YEARS Sang Yikun, 1st Place Shanghai Huangpu Art Activity Center, Shanghai, China Sabrina Ryu , 2nd Place Bret Harte Middle School , San Jose, Calif. , USA Gordon Su , 3rd Place Thomas Russell Middle School , Milpitas, Calif. , USA 13-14 YEARS Zi Lu Wang , 1st Place Absolute Fine Art Studio , Corona, Calif. , USA Hiba Khamlichi , 2nd Place La Sacre School , Rabat, Morocco Mean-Hie Kim, 3rd Place Northwood High School , Irvine, Calif. , USA 15-16 YEARS Rebecca Yu , 1st Place Jericho Senior High School , Jericho, N.Y. , USA Jenny Yoo , 2nd Place D-DIM Academy , Buena Park, Calif. , USA Lucille Miao , 3rd Place Pingry School , Basking Ridge, N.J. , USA 17-18 YEARS Young Gun Kim , 1st Place Leland High School , San Jose, Calif. , USA Sayani Karmaker , 2nd Place Kishalaya Art Center , Chittaranjan, Burdwan, India Lautice Taylor, 3rd Place Franklinton High School , Franklinton, La. , USA SPACE FOUNDATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Stephanie Chen , age 16 Jericho Senior High School , Jericho, N.Y. , USA Where to See the Artwork Winning artwork submitted for this year's contest can be seen on the Space Foundation website photo gallery at http://bit.ly/1hkpYFY and all of the submitted artwork can be seen at www.artsonia.com/museum in the "My Spaceship Looks Like..." Space Foundation art gallery. About the Judging Panel The panel of judges comprised: - Lourn Eidal , Assistant Art Director , Crystal Peak Design, Colorado Springs, Colo. , - Richard Green , Senior Environment/Cinematics/Concept Artist, Kirkland, Wash. , USA - Carolyn Strong , Director, Young Rembrandts , Denver, Colo. , USA - Joe Vinton , Digital Artist, Renderosity Artist of the Year, Burton, Trent, United Kingdom - Hans Wolfe , Middle and Upper School Visual Arts, Visiting Artist Coordinator, Art Department Chair, The Colorado Springs School , Colorado Springs, Colo. , USA - Mercy Yeo , Professional Artist, Ann Arbor, Mich. , USA (originally from Singapore) Learn more about the annual Space Foundation International Student Art Contest by visiting www.spacefoundation.org/education . TNS 18DejucosGrace-140125-30FurigayJane-4613723 30FurigayJane
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