Noosphere has been holding the Noosphere Space Art Challenge children’s drawing competition since 2019. The main goal of the competition is to instill in children a desire to learn about space and modern technologies, as well as an opportunity to unleash their creative potentials.
For a closer look at the Noosphere Space Art Challenge, we’ve put together five fascinating facts about this initiative.
Fact # 1. Around 13,000 participants took part in the Noosphere Space Art Challenge in 2019 and 2020. Young artists submitted 7,427 drawings in 2019, and in 2020 there were 5,378 works of art.
Fact # 2. The competition has 3 different age categories: 3-7, 8-12 and 13-17 years. Traditionally, the most active participants are children aged 8 to 12. In previous years, they have submitted more than 6,000 masterpieces to the Noosphere Space Art Challenge.
Fact # 3. Young artists from nearly 2,000 Ukrainian communities joined the competition in 2019 and 2020. In 2019, little illustrators from the Kyiv, Poltava and Odessa regions proved to be the most abundant. In contrast, 2020 saw the majority of submissions from talents in Kryvyi Rih and Kramatorsk.
Fact # 4. Every year the Noosphere Space Art Challenge has a different theme. In 2019, the theme of the competition was “Space Vacation”, and in 2020, “Flight to the Moon and Beyond”. In 2021, the theme of the competition was announced as “30 years of Independence and Space”. Participants were invited to showcase Ukraine’s space achievements since independence.
Fact # 5.One Noosphere Space Art Challenge common practice has been the extension of the application deadline. In previous years, we extended the deadline following the popular demand of participants. And 2021 is no exception! The application deadline has been extended from April 1 to April 5, 2021. And right now, we’ll count the exact number of drawings, choose our favorites and determine the winners! By April 12, we will know the names of the new Noosphere Space Art Challenge stars. Follow the competition page on Facebook.