April 1 - May 1, 2017

Art is a fantastic way of sharing the excitement of astronomy, and Astronomers Without Borders has a very active AstroArts community.  
So for the second year running, AWB is excited to present the AstroArt competition.

For the first time, we are opening up the competition to everyone of all ages.
There are four categories:
Young Children - 7 and under
Youth - 8-12
Teen - 13-17
Adults - 18+
 AstroArt Contest 2016 Entries

Children's entries must be approved by a parent, guardian or teacher. Teachers, we encourage you to get your whole class involved!

The form of the artwork is very open, but it must be a creative piece, astrophotography is not accepted. There is no specific theme, artworks must just be inspired by astronomy.

The artwork must be submitted digitally, so if you have created a physical piece, please submit a high quality photograph of the work, making sure it is clear and easy to see.  

We will pick three winning entries from each category which will be used to make greeting cards and a 2018 calendar, which will be available for purchase in our store - the proceeds of which will support AWB's outreach and education programs.


The prizes will be the same across all three categories

  • 1st place - Copy of the calendar and greeting card set featuring the winning artworks
  • 2nd place - Copy of the calendar
  • 3rd places - copy of the greeting card set

In addition to the above prizes, winners in the young children and youth categories will also receive a copy of each of the two books below. You can read about them here: http://orbitoregon.org/

Big eclipse book cover 1The Big Eclipse Activity Book Cover

Make sure you read the RULES before entering.

Contest is now closed.

Click on the image above to download this poster to advertise in your classroom, school, club or institution.