Space Art Winners 2024.


For judging works from the Space Art 2024 competition
dedicated to April 22 - Earth Day

Total number of works received by e-mail at the competition: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 879 from 25 countries around the world (Annex 1) in both age categories, according to the rules and conditions of participation published on the official website of the EAАЕ

Jury composed of:

  1. Ivo Jokin, coordinator of Space Art, member of the EAАE Executive Council , director of the Municipal Center for Extracurricular Activities, Dolna Mitropolia Municipality, head of the Rainbow School of Painting, Bulgaria;
  2. Antonio Acedo, Member of the EAАE Executive Council, Spain;
  3. Mariana Staneva, art teacher, Regional History Museum, Pleven, Bulgaria;

in the period from 1 to 15 April 2024 judged the works received by e-mail in the three age categories:

  1. Category from 6 to 10 years;
  2. Category from 11 to 14 years;
  3. Category from 15 to 18 years.

You can see HERE all the works.


1. Category from 6 to 10 years

First prize

A Binoculars BASIC 12×32.
Kristian PETROV, 6 years old, “Art School “KOLORIT, Pleven, Bulgaria.
Teacher: Maia Ananieva.

"The Vast Cosmos"
“I like to watch popular science films about space, I also follow materials related to space on the Internet. It is so exciting, beautiful, fabulous! I like to draw on the theme of "Space"”.

Second prize

A  Mounted image, provided by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
Panayiotis Lizides, 10 years old, Mona Lisa Klirou Art School, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Teacher: Aggela Chimona.

“Somewhere in the world’’
 “I chose to make this painting because I love learning about the space and the stars. I am fascinated by nebulae, the star lights and colours I would love to experience being an astronaut”.

Third prize

A monocular KONUSMALL 10×25.
Advik Mohapatra, 7 years old, Delhi Public School, India.
Teacher: Kalyani Rout.

“Astronaut on a Space walk”
“Space walk means astronaut has to leave space capsule and tethered to it, float freely in orbit. Space walks are very much challenging because gravity is not weighing the astronauts down.”

Incentives Prizes

A DVD movie “Ayes on the skies” and Mouse pad “Helix Nebula”.

1. Pok Emma Klára, 9 years old, Forrás Waldorf Általános Iskola, Gimnázium és Alapfokú Művészeti Intézmény Győr, Hungary.
Teacher: Edit Antal.

“The Saturn and her rings”
“I have choosen the Saturn, because the rings are very impressive. We have read an artikel about the melting of the rings. They will diappear, what I found a sad thing. I wanted to draw the saturn with her rings, we don't know exactly, if we will see them in the future.”

2. Nora Plamen Hadjiiska, 6 years old, Kinder garden “Radost”, Sevlievo, Bulgaria.
Teacher: Svetlana Hristova.

“Among the stars”
“Cosmonauts are landing on an unknown planet which is located among many stars.”

3. Jéssica Borges, 10 years old, EB1 de Quarteira do Agrupamento de Escolas Dra Laura Ayres, Algarve, Portugal.
Teacher: Vanda Isabel do Vale Silva Almeida.

“A minha noite estrelada”
“I was inspired by the painting “The Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh. I represented the stars and the moon that stand out, drawing the eyes to the sky. After research carried out in the classroom, I discovered that a study carried out by the Griffith Park Observatory demonstrated that Van Gogh represented the Moon, Venus and several stars in the exact position they occupied that night. This leads us to deduce that the artist had great knowledge about astronomy.”

4. Konstantin Yushkov, 7 years old, SACI YR "Center named after Valentina V. Tereshkova”, Yaroslavl, Russia.
Teacher: Ekaterina Tikhomirova.

“Quasar in the Cancer constellation”
“This is a very beautiful quasar. It is striking with a riot of color, the power of an accretion disc and a jet.”

5. Andrew Angst, 10 years old, Capital Day School, Frankfort, USA.
Teacher: Debbie VanAtter.

“Expressions of Space”
“When most people think of space they think of black and white but, that is a black and white view of space. I picture space with all of its colors so, while I did include black in my painting I also included many colors. Colors are beautiful, so is space.”

2. Category from 11 to 14 years

First prize

A Binoculars BASIC 12×32.
Zeynep Betül Korkmaz, 11 years old, Finike Bilim Ve Sanat Merkezi, Türkiye, Antalya/ Finike.
Teacher: Şenay Bozkurt.

“Voyager 1”
“Along with a satellite of Voyager 1, which was the first to discoverer of the storms and red spot on Jupiter, I would also like to see them closely and discover new ones.”

Second prize

A Mounted image, provided by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
Raisya Nur Cakra Dwi Putri, 14 years old, Public Junior High School 3 of Pontianak City, Indonesia.
Teacher: Risa Haridza.

“Eternal Guardianship”
“I chose to paint this image to convey a strong message about the urgent need to preserve and protect our planet. The layer of light encircling the Earth represents the universes defense of our home planet. It illustrates how vital our planet is to our existence as humans. By expressing this message through art, I hope to inspire others to care more about the environment and take action to preserve it. I believe this will lead positive changes in environmental, and ultimately, the sustainability of our planet.”

Third prize

A monocular KONUSMALL 10×25.
Eevelina Stangejevaite, 14 years old, Vilnius Gabija pro-gymnasium, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Teacher: Aldona Alkauskiene.

“Total Solar Eclipse”
“Ever since i was little, i had an interest in total solar eclipses, this natural phenomenon has always seemed incredible to me. I decided to do some more research and found out that there are three different types of solar eclipses: partial eclipses, annular eclipses, and total eclipses. I have depicted a total eclipse in my drawing because I find it the most spectacular to witness.”

Incentives prizes

A DVD movie “Ayes on the skies” and Mouse pad “Helix Nebula”.

1. Boglarka Novak, 13 years old, Szolnoki Fiumei Uti Altalanos Iskola, Hungary.
Teacher: Beatrix Almasi-Rab.

“My biggest dream”
“Every time when I look at the sky it s like I am dreaming. I have always wanted to see outer space with my own ayes. I really hope to get there one day.”

2. Mantu Ana Sofia, 12 years old, Sfintii Voievozi, Secondary School, Bucharest, Romania.
Teacher: Geana Carmen Luminita.

"Saturn is the most beautiful planet for me, because it has the most spectacular rings .
Let's transform Saturn's rings into the largest and most wonderful slide, so that all children can be happy! Saturn will become the planet of friendship!”

3. Daria Sophia Frinaru, 13 years old, Scoala Gimnaziala Nr.195, Bucharest , Romania.
Teacher: Florentina IOFCIU

“I've always thought about life on other planets, another universe. "Flowers" represents the belief that somewhere far away, in an unexplored place, there is something that can remind us of people, plants and animals.”

4. Gerda Ignatavičiūtė, 14 years old, Vilnius Petras Vileišis Progymnasium, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Teacher: Andrius Alkauskas.

''Supermassive black hole"
“I have chosen to draw this particular scene portraying a planet in orbit around a supermassive black hole from my favorite film “Interstellar” directed by Christopher Nolan. That is because black holes are one of the greatest cosmic mysteries and they are really fascinating. They can be very large and as massive as 10 billion solar masses. The best part is that no one knows what truly lies beneath the event horizon and what would happen if you fell into one, scientists say that the laws of physics as we know them cease to operate inside of a black hole’s singularity. But even though they seem so scary and confusing, there's something strangely beautiful about black holes that just makes me want to learn more and more about them.”

5. Fatimah Marwan, 12 years old, Mutmayzat Almansor secondary school, Baghdad, Iraq.
Teacher: Najah AL-Salihy

“Passion of the space”
"Since my childhood, I dreamed of reaching space and orbiting with the planets, so I imagined and drew it”

3. Category from 15 to 18 years

First prize

A Binoculars BASIC 12×32.
Paula Bámaca, 16 years old, American School of Guatemala, Guatemala.
Teacher: Melissa Solares.

“The Future of Space Exploration”
“The painting’s subject is the space telescope James Webb, the background is a play of color and movement such as distorted light, and the image is burnt revealing a depiction of the James Webb Deep Field Picture. One of my biggest wonders is how humanly
incomprehensible the universe can be, James Webb is an eye to the vastness and beauty our universe holds, it’s the beauty of seeing what seems, at first glance, a picture of blinking stars, just to reveal that each light represents a whole galaxy. Is that the future of space exploration? What wonders might just be out there? Another planet just like Earth, perhaps? But, what future can we expect if our own planet might be falling into ashes?”

Second prize

A  Mounted image, provided by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
Niaina Rabeson, 16 years old, Lycée Léonard de Vinci, Montaigu Cedex, France.
Teacher: Jean-jacques Rives.

“Majestic Eagle Nebula”
“I chose this nebula because it’s colorful, beautiful and majestic. The sky around it looks not real or an imaginated world. I really like it because we can imagine many different stories around this nebula and what reminds us…”

Third prize

A monocular KONUSMALL 10×25.
Natália Utľáková, 17 years old, Gymnázium Šrobárova, Košice, Slovakia.
Teacher: Lucia Galisova.

“Chasing the light”
“There is a legend in Finnish culture that says the polar lights, otherwise known as aurora borealis, are the result of an arctic fox running across the tundra. As the arctic fox dashes through the snow, its tail sweeps up snowflakes and sends them into the night sky. Then, they transform into lights of the aurora borealis.”

Incentive Prizes

A DVD movie “Ayes on the skies” and Mouse pad “Helix Nebula”.

1. Gaia De Gregorio, 18 years old, ISIS “Europa”,  Campania, Italy.
Teacher: Sabrina Nappi.

“The mistery of the Universe”
“In this artistic representation of the infinite space, the galaxy looms imposingly at the center of the frame, with its sprawling and mysterious spiral arms. Around it, a myriad of planets of various sizes and colors float in space, some with incandescent atmospheres, others covered in mysterious mists. The surrounding stars form a true cosmic mosaic, creating an atmosphere of wonder and discovery. The scene is pervaded by a sense of awe and adventure, but above all of mysteries, inviting the viewer to immerse themselves in the infinite beauty of the universe.” 

2. Alexandra Sfikaki, 15 years old, A’ Arsakeio – Tositseio Junior High School in Ekali, Marathonos, Greece.
Teacher: Kyriaki Preveniou.

"The colors of Beauty”
“The Northern Lights is a magical phenomenon that combines the magical world of physics and the color harmony of art. Although in my country this phenomenon is not common, it was presented this year with warm colors and was visible in Northern Greece. It has attracted people's interest since ancient times and was known to the ancient Greeks and the first scientific observer of the phenomenon is said to be Aristotle who, as he states in the “Meteorological”.

3. István Adamcsák, 15 years years old, Fényeslitkei Kossuth Lajos Általános Iskola Petőfi Sándor Tagiskolája – a primary school, Hungary.
Teacher: Evelin Czérna.

“In the corner of the universe”
“I am standing before chosing a career a secondary school. In connection with this topic came to my mind an idea. The idea is that our galaxy is so amazing as my life is at the this time. There are some things which I already know, and there are some about which I only have some ideas. In addition there are some uncharted, unknown areas for me. One thing is certain, my life and also the milky way system are waiting to be discovered.”

4. Ignacy Jośko, 17 years years old, ZSO Pawłowice, Poland.
Teacher: Sebastian Telega.

“Nocne niebo i kosmos”
“The night sky and space are full of the most beautiful and amazing objects, making it difficult to choose just one object in the sky. Outer space is full of such gems as the drawn galaxies NGC 2787 and NGC 1300, as well as beautiful nebulas such as NGC 6302, NGC 7293, PK 329-02.2, and the place of star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud and the beautiful and proud Pleiades from the constellation Taurus.”

5. Mia Krofl, 17 years years old, Gimnazija ”Fran Galović” Koprivnica, Croatia.
Teacher: Željka Perošić.

“Magenta magnetar”
“When I found out about magnetars I thought they looked very interesting. A magnetar is a type of neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field. I decided to draw one with an artistic spin on it. The painting is painted on canvas with acrylic paints.”

You can see HERE all the works.


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