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Space Scoop Competition - Draw a Comic!

To celebrate the new Space Scoop website and Universe Awareness’ 10 year anniversary, we’re asking our readers to create their very own Space Scoop Comic!

Anyone between the ages of 8 and 18 years is invited to create an original short comic based on one of our Space Scoop stories from www.spacescoop.org. Participants simply select their favourite Space Scoop, download our comic template and let their creativity flow! 

We welcome artwork created using traditional media, such as watercolour, pencils, mosaic and chalk, or digital software e.g. Paint, GIMP or Adobe Illustrator.

The overall winner will receive their very own KANO computer, while runners up have the chance to take home prizes including Galileoscopes and cosmic goodie bags. In addition, the winning artwork will be displayed on the international Universe Awareness website and Space Awareness website. Space Scoop is a Universe Awareness & Space Awareness initiative. 

Competition Guidelines

 

TIMELINE

Launch: 18 May 2016
Deadline: 23:59 UTC, 18 November 2016
Winners announced: 2 December 2016

CATEGORIES

  • 8-11 years
  • 12 -15 years
  • 16 -18 years

SUBMISSION

Entries must be submitted to the National Contest Organiser (NCO) for your language or region. Entries can be submitted electronically or via post. Scroll down to see the contact details of our National Contest Organisers.

International contact email: info@unawe.org

International office postal address:

Space Awareness International Office
Leiden Observatory,
Niels Bohrweg 2, 2333 CA Leiden,
the Netherlands

IMPORTANT: PLEASE KEEP A BACKUP OF YOUR ENTRY.

GUIDELINES

  • Maximum of one entry per student.
  • Entries must be created using Space Scoop contest comic template.
  • Entries can be drawn in any form: watercolours, pencils, pens, chalk, as well as electronically, using Paint, Adobe Illustrator, GIMP etc.
  • Electronic entries will be accepted in the following formats only: jpg, png, pdf. File size must not exceed 1MB.
  • Deadline for submission is 11:59PM UTC on 18 November 2016.
  • Submission is open to students between 8-18 years from any country, in any language represented by a National Contest Organiser (see list of National Contest Organisers below).
  • Each submission should include a contact form, signed and verified by a teacher, parent or guardian.
  • Submissions will not be returned.
  • Following the Space Scoop copyright license, CC BY 4.0, all the submission will be accounted under the same license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
  • All the entries may be displayed on the Universe Awareness website and on social media.
  • Entries have to be original and not previous work or copied from elsewhere.
  • Entries must be based on a Space Scoop (www.spacescoop.org)

JUDGING

Entries will be evaluated based on originality, interpretation of subject matter/theme, creative techniques, composition, and overall art appearance.

In each participating country a winner will be selected for each age category. All winners will receive a cosmic goodie bag and a certificate. All winning artwork will be displayed on the international Universe Awareness website.

One winning entry from each country will them be submitted for review by a panel of five judges comprising artists and scientists will review the entries in category level based on the criteria. One runner-up will be selected from each age category to receive a Galileoscope. One overall competition winner will receive a KANO computer

 

National Contest Organisers

 

Belgium

French, Dutch, English

Contact: Geraldine Mariën

Emailgeraldine.marien@gmail.com

Postal Address:

c/o Pieter Mestdagh - European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO)
Boechoutlaan – 10 – Avenue de Bouchout
Brussel – 1020 – Bruxelles

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Brazil

Portuguese

Contact: Marcelo Souza

Emailclubedeastronomia@gmail.com

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Bulgaria

Bulgarian

Contact: Ivo Jokin

Emailivo_jokin@abv.bg

Postal Address:

Obshtinski centar za izvanuchilishtni deinosti
5861 selo Baykal
Obshtina Dolna Mitropolia
Oblast Pleven

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Chile

Spanish

Contact: Maritza Arias Manríquez
Profesora de Matemática, Física y Astronomía 

Emailmaritzageno2004@gmail.com

Postal Address:

Academia de Astronomía Colegio Leonardo Da Vinci
Avenida Las Delicias 15-D
Vicuña, Valle de Elqui, Chile

Colombia

Spanish

Contact: Lady Johanna Ortiz Caldas

Emaillady.ortiz@idartes.gov.co

Postal Address:

Planetario de Bogotá

Calle 26B No.5-93
Bogota D.C,
Colombia
Suramerica

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Croatia

Croatian

Contact: Danijela Takac

Emaildanijela.takac@gmail.com

Postal Address:

Osnovna škola Pantovcak
Hercegovacka 108
10000 Zagreb
Hrvatska

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Denmark

Danish

Contact: Emil Fosgaard Lund

Emailemil.f.lund@hotmail.com

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Germany

German

Contact: Mathias Jäger

Emailmjaeger@partner.eso.org

Postal Address: 

ESA/Hubble Public Information Officer
Education and Public Outreach Department
European Southern Observatory
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
D-85748 Garching bei München
Germany

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Ghana

English

Contact: Jacob Ashlong

Emailghanaplanetarium@yahoo.com

Postal Address: 

Ghana Planetarium,
12 Osu Avenue Extension,
Cantonments, Accra
P O Box CT 7074
Cantonments, Accra

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Greece

Greek

Contact: Dr. Sofoklis Sotiriou

Emailsotiriou@ea.gr

Postal Address: 

Head of Research and Development Department,
Ellinogermaniki Agogi,
Pallini 15351,
P O Box CT 7074
Cantonments, Accra

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India

English, Tamil

Name: Surender Ponnalagar

Emailsassurenderinspire@gmail.com 

Postal Address:

No.45, Karupuleeswarar nagar,
Goodanagaram Road, Gudiyattam,
Vellore - District, Tamilnadu, India
632602

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Indonesia

Bahasa Indonesia

Name: Avivah Yamani

Emailinfo@langitselatan.com

Postal Address:

langitselatan
PO BOX 6760 BDCP
40161A
Indonesia

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Iran

Farsi

Name: Ashkan Shabani

Emailunawe.iran@gmail.com 

Postal Address:

Iran, Gilan, Rasht,
Next to Eynak Lagoon,
Kushyar Observatory

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Italy

Italian

Name: Alessandra Zanazzi

Emailzanazzi@googol.it 

Postal Address:

Via Guiseppe Bandi 5 
50137 Firenze

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Japan

Japanese

Name: Tomita Akihiko

Emailatomita@center.wakayama-u.ac.jp

Postal Address:

Professor of Faculty of Education, Wakayama University
Faculty of Education, Wakayama University
930 Sakaedani, Wakayama City
640-8510 Japan

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Kenya

Bantu Swahili

Name: Susan Murabana

Emailsmurabana@gmail.com

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Laos, Myanmar, Thailand

Thai, Lao, Burmese

Name: Gaweechat Joompaula

Emailgaweechat@openmindprojects.net

Postal Address

Openmind Projects Foundation 
856/9 Moo.15 Prajark RD. 
A.Muang, Nong Khai 43000
Thailand

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Morocco

Arabic, French, English

Name: Hassane Darhmaoui

Emailunawe.maroc@gmail.com

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 1841, Hassan II Avenue
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane 
Ifrane, Morocco 53000

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Netherlands

Dutch

Name: Iris Nijman

Emailnijman@strw.leidenuniv.nl

Postal Address:

Universe Awareness International Office
Niels Bohrweg 2,
2333 CA Leiden,
The Netherlands

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Peru

Spanish

Name: Gandhi Eulogio Castro

Emailganeucast@gmail.com

Postal Address:

Sociedad Cientifica de Astrobiologia del Peru
Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia (UTEC)
Dr. Julio E. Valdivia Silva. Oficina P201 . Jr. Medrano Silva 169 . Barranco. Lima - Peru.

Websitehttp://comicscoop.org.pe/

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Philippines

Filipino

Name: Sharmae Hajar C. Formanes

Emailsharmaeformanes@gmail.com 

Postal Address:

Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Research and Development Building,
Rizal Technological University
Boni Ave. Brgy. Malamig, Mandaluyong City (1550)
Metro Manila, Philippines

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Poland

Polish

Name: Milena Ratajczak

Emailmilena.ratajczak@gmail.com 

Postal Address:

 

Milena Ratajczak
IA UWr
ul. Kopernika 11
51-622 Wrocław

 

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Portugal

Portuguese

Name: Paula Furtado

Emailpbsfurtado@gmail.com

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Romania

Romanian

Name: Catalina Movileanu

Emailcatalina@unawe.ro

Postal Address:

Catalina Movileanu (UNAWE Romania)
CP 232 OP 77
District 3, Bucharest,
Romania 

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Slovenia

Slovenian

Name: Andreja Gomboc

Emailandreja.gomboc@ung.si

Postal Address:

Fakulteta za naravoslovje
Univerza v Novi Gorici
Vipavska 11c
5270 Ajdovščina
Slovenia

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Spain

Spanish

Name: Amelia Ortiz-Gil

Emailamelia.ortiz@uv.es

Postal Address:

Observatorio Astronómico - Universidad de Valencia
Edifici Instituts d'Investigació.
c/ Catedrático José Beltrán,2
E- 46980 Paterna (Valencia)
Spain

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United Kingdom

English

Name: Edward Gomez

Emailspacescoop@lcogt.net

Postal Address:

Mathematics Institute
Cardiff University
Senghennydd Road
Cardiff CF24 4AG

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United States

English

Name: Matthew Whitehouse

Emailmatthew.whitehouse@scmuseum.org 

Postal Address:

Observatory Manager
South Carolina State Museum 
301 Gervais Street
Loading Zone D 
Columbia SC 29201

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Venezuela

Spanish

Name: Enrique Torres

Emailejtt1010@gmail.com

Postal Address:

Carretera Panamericana
Km. 11, Altos de Pipe, 1204
Centro de Física, IVIC
Caracas
Venezuela

 

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Space Scoop Comic Contest Winners

We’re very excited to announce the winners of the first Space Scoop International Comic Contest! We received many outstanding comics from all over the world and are proud to have seen so many works of art inspired by Space Scoops.

Judges from 20 countries have selected 44 national contest winners aged between 8-18 years. All national winners will receive a cosmic goodie bag. A full list of the 44 winning comics can be found below and details of the four international winners can be found here.

Belgium 

8-11 - Ishita Mohanta 

 

Brazil 

8-11 - Ana da Silva 

12-15 - Lucas Campista Ricardo 

16-18 - Pauline de Souza 

 

Bulgaria 

8-11 years - Stefania Genova 

12-15 years - Stefania Moldovanska 

16-18 years - Teodora Trifonova 

 

Croatia 

8-11 years - Nina Bojić 

12-15 years -Toni Partil 

16-18 years - Duje Doppelhamer 

 

Greece 

8-11 years - Electra Maria Katsamani 

 

India 

12-15 - Sadhana A 

16-18 - Dinesh Kumar P

 

Indonesia 

12-15 years – Mutia Aziza 

16-18 years - Andini Diah Ayu P

 

Iran 

8-11 years - Mani Sorahi 

12-15 - Ilia Tavasoli Hojati 

16-18 - Reza Yazdani

 

Italy

8-11 years –  Melissa Cane 

12-15 years – Samuele Biagini 

 

Japan 

8-11 years – Yoko Taniguchi 

16-18 years - Takaaki Matsuno 

 

Morocco 

8-11 years - Imane Boughaba 

12-15 years - Yassine Falah 

16-18 years - Oussama Yachi 

 

The Netherlands 

12-15 years - Iris Elfferich 

16-18 years - Ilva Noa Stellingwerf 

 

Peru 

8- 11 years - Maria Isabel Mendoza Yataco 

12-15 years - Micaela Medina Fernández 

16-18 years - Jhori Ponce Alarcon 

 

Poland 

8-11 years - Natalia Pawłowska 

16-18 years - Justyna Witulska 

 

Portugal 

12-15 years – Mafalda Santos 

 

Romania 

8-11 years – Luca Constantin Traian 

12-15 years – Birza Isabela 

16-18 years – Sandu Indra-Alexandra 

 

Slovenia 

8-11 years – Brina Vošnjak 

12-15 years – Blaž Gomboši 

 

Spain 

8-11 years – Fernando Álvez Retamar 

12-15 years – Rubén Vagas 

 

UK and Ireland

8-11 years – Morgan Kent 

12-15 years – Eoin Cottrell

 

USA

12-15 years – Nicole Nguyen