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The Lunar Initiatives Flash Art Competition

Calling all writers and 2D artists! Submit your lunar artwork in the Lunar Initiatives 90 day Flash Art competition Read Overview...
Total Prize Amount
$3,500
Challenge Winners
The Literary Challenge Flash Art Winners
Visual Art Winners
Overview

Calling all writers and 2D artists! Submit your lunar artwork in the Lunar Initiatives 90 day Flash Art Competition.

The Problem

Before a problem can be solved it must be imagined. Art leads science and technology; our art competitions and promotions will dare artists to dream the impossible so we can create it.

Lunar and space exploration is typically the domain of scientists, engineers, space entrepreneurs, etc. But we think more people need to be involved! The Lunar Initiatives Flash Art Competition encourages anyone, from any background, to participate in this writing and 2D art contest which focuses on lunar and space exploration. Our goal is to encourage interest and creative participation in lunar and space exploration.

The Challenge Breakthrough

Draw attention to the field of lunar and space exploration through a series of art challenges.

How to Win the Challenge

Submit your original writing or 2D  graphic art entry focusing on space exploration in the Lunar Initiatives Flash Art Competition. First, second, and third place monetary prizes will be awarded in each category.

Duration

This three month flash art competition will start on September 1, 2015 and end at 5 PM EST on November 30, 2015. Prizes will be awarded on December 15, 2015.

Make a Difference

  • Click “Watch the Challenge" above to be notified of any status updates to the challenge.
  • Click "Submit Entry" above to register for the challenge. You will be notified of any status updates and be able to create an entry to the challenge when it opens.
  • Click on the "Share" button or social media icons above to share this challenge with your friends, your family, or anyone you know who has a passion for discovery.
  • Leave a comment in our Comments Thread to join the conversation, ask questions or connect with other innovators.

Additional rules

Who can participate:
The Challenge is open to anyone.  To be eligible to compete, you must comply with all the terms of the Challenge as defined in the Challenge-Specific Agreement. Individuals under 18 years of age must enclose an agreement signed by their parent or legal guardian.

Contest guidelines:

Multiple Entries
Artists may submit multiple entries in one or both artwork categories, but each item must be submitted separately with a complete set of entry information included.

Electronic Submission
Artists must submit all artwork electronically;even visual art is entered as a digital image (such as a photograph) of the original artwork. Please make sure that an artist’s name is NOT visible on the electronic version of the submitted art but IS clearly stated on the entry form as all entries go through a blind review process.

Disqualifications
Artwork can be disqualified for many reasons, including falsifying information on the submission form, plagiarism or the use of copyrighted material without permission.
If an artwork is disqualified, the artist will receive notification regarding his/her disqualification.

Art categories:

There are two art categories in the Lunar Initiatives Flash Art Competition:  2D Visual Art and Literary Art.

2D Visual Art includes paintings or drawings made from watercolors, oils, pencil, inks, charcoal, mixed media, Photoshop, astro-photography, etc. Literary art categories  includes poetry, short stories (fiction), consisting of 2500 words or less, and essays (non-fiction) of 1000 words or less.

Selection of Winner:

Based on the winning criteria, 3 prizes will be awarded in the categories of writing and 2D graphics. Monetary prizes of $1000, $500 and $250 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded in  each category. 

Judging criteria include:  Creativity, Artistic Message, Skill,  and Aesthetics.

 In case of a tie, the winner will be selected at the discretion of the Judging Panel

Registration and Submissions:

All submissions must be registered by 5:00 PM EST on November 30, 2015 to be eligible for the prize. No registrations or submissions will be accepted after this time. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

All submissions must be received online, via the Challenge website. All uploads must be in PNG, JPEG, or PDF format.

Submission reporting requirements and suggestions are listed in the FAQ area and all entries must include a fully completed Submission Form and a Challenge-Specific Agreement.

Challenge Guidelines are subject to change. Registered competitors will receive notification when changes are made, however, we highly encourage you to visit the Challenge Site often to review updates.

Timeline
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May 29, 2017, 4:18 a.m. PDT
You are here
Feb. 23, 2016, 8:01 a.m. PST
We had a hotly contested contest in the People's Choice Award voting, with over 700 votes cast for the 25 visual art entries in the running.  In the end though, "Trip to the Moon" (Antonio Geraldo DaSilva) beat out both Joan Wilcox-Glanville's "Super ... Read More
Feb. 17, 2016, noon PST
Winners Announced
Feb. 13, 2016, 2 p.m. PST
Voting Close
Voting closes for the People's Choice Awards!
Jan. 15, 2016, 9 a.m. PST
Voting Open
Voting opens for the People's Choice Awards!
Jan. 11, 2016, 6:43 a.m. PST
Thanks once again for participating in our first - ever Lunar Initiatives Flash Art Contest!  We are in the process of planning more art contests in 2016 and will certainly notify you when we post our next art competition. Meantime, we thought we’d ... Read More
Jan. 11, 2016, 6:43 a.m. PST
Thanks once again for participating in our first - ever Lunar Initiatives Flash Art Contest!  We are in the process of planning more art contests in 2016 and will certainly notify you when we post our next art competition. Meantime, we thought we’d ... Read More
Dec. 18, 2015, 3:58 p.m. PST
Many thanks again to everyone who supported our Flash Art Competition.  We had many outstanding entries and the judges had a difficult time choosing the winners of each competition.  We will be sharing many of these entries with everyone in January s ... Read More
Dec. 18, 2015, 1:31 p.m. PST
Congratulations to the following semi-finalists in the Visual Arts category: Gareava (Lunar City) Gibson (Discovery) daSilva (Trip to the Moon) Beveridge (Reaching Together as One) Clark (To Go Forward We Need to Go Back) Van Carmen (The Credib ... Read More
Dec. 16, 2015, 4:47 p.m. PST
Thanks again to everyone who supported the Lunar Initiatives Flash Art Competition.  We were gratified by the number and quality of the entries and plan to have more competitions in the future, including a "People's Choice" contest in January where w ... Read More
Dec. 15, 2015, midnight PST
Winners Announced
Dec. 8, 2015, midnight PST
Judging
Nov. 30, 2015, midnight PST
Submission Deadline
Nov. 29, 2015, 1:35 p.m. PST
Well actually 24 1/2 hours :)  The Flash Art competition officially ends on November 30 at 5 PM Eastern.  Incomplete entries will not be considered for judging so it's important that you get your entries in as soon as possible.  Get drawing...get w ... Read More
Nov. 28, 2015, 9:07 a.m. PST
There are only 3 days left in theFlash Art Competition!!  Please submit your entry by Monday, November 30 at 5 PM Eastern.
Nov. 26, 2015, 10:04 a.m. PST
Just a reminder that the Flash Art Competition ends Monday, November 30th at 5 PM Eastern so please make sure your entries are posted by that time.   Don't wait until the last minute...incomplete submissions will not be considered so get your entry p ... Read More
Nov. 26, 2015, 10:01 a.m. PST
On the Submission Form, the Upload Image field is limited to 10MB with minimum dimensions of 320 X 180 and maximum dimensions of 4000 X 2250  If your image is bigger than this, you will either have to scale your image or post the link.
Nov. 23, 2015, 8:28 a.m. PST
On the Submission Form, there are actually two areas where you can submit your Flash Art entry.  The first one is item 3, Upload Image.  You will see this option after you enter the Title of your Entry and submit a brief description of your artwork.  ... Read More
Nov. 7, 2015, 1:02 p.m. PST
To all our innovators and lunar artists – The Lunar Initiatives has decided to extend the deadline for its Flash Art Competition. The new (and final deadline) will be November 30, 2015. If you’ve already entered your artwork, thank you! We invite yo ... Read More
Sept. 1, 2015, midnight PDT
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