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ART FOR LARC | CONTEST RULES
 
Background Information

Humans had dreamed of soaring like birds for centuries, but only since 1903 has science made it possible. In 1917 -- just fourteen years after the Wright Brothers made their first historic powered flight -- the United States established the first civilian laboratory dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of flight. For most of the first half of its 95 years in existence the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory concentrated on aviation.

Langley research established many of the basic building blocks of aeronautics, changed the shape of aircraft and helped allow jets to fly at supersonic speeds. Then came 1958 and the dawn of the space race. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, which had established Langley, became NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The newly named Langley Research Center added space exploration to its repertoire. Langley started Project Mercury and the Space Task Group, which oversaw the burgeoning U.S. space program, and the original seven astronauts.

Today, researchers at Langley focus on some of the biggest technical challenges of our time: global climate change, access to space and revolutionizing airplanes and the air transportation system. Langley scientists study the atmosphere to improve life here on Earth and to better understand the conditions planes and spacecraft fly through. Langley engineers work on technologies to make civilian and military planers safer, quieter and more efficient, while designing tomorrow's supersonic and even hypersonic aircraft. Langley researchers analyze materials and structures to help spacecraft withstand unforgiving extraterrestrial environments.

NASA Langley's decades of contributions in aerospace, atmospheric sciences and technology commercialization are engineering a better future for all of us. They are changing the way the world lives.


Contest Invitation

NASA Langley Research Center's Strategic Relationships Office is inviting children ages five years of age to eighteen years of age (grades K-12) to use their talents, imagination, and knowledge of NASA to create original artwork for a 2012 NASA calendar entitled, NASA: Art for LaRC.

The 2012 NASA Art for LaRC Art Contest is intended to commemorate NASA Langley's rich 95 year history; illustrate how Langley research has contributed to aviation, science, and space exploration; and to highlight how NASA research and discoveries help build a better world, one full of new opportunities, technologies, and ways to understand ourselves and protect and conserve our home planet, Earth.


Contest Requirements & Deadline

NASA Langley Research Center is asking students to illustrate their interpretation of Langley's 95 year history and beyond related to one of the following themes:
  • Aeronautics:
    (1) historic aeronautic contributions related to civil; commercial, and military aircraft;
    (2) futuristic air vehicle concepts and design;
    (3) environmentally responsible aircraft and operations that reduce emissions and noise while boosting fuel economy; or
    (4) improved air traffic management and safety.
  • Exploration:
    (1) development of new spacecraft and rockets concepts and design;
    (2) robotic missions to scout new destinations for future human exploration; or
    (3) development plans that support commercial crew transportation.
  • Science:
    (1) improved understanding of the nature and effects of climate change;
    (2) instruments and spacecraft investigate our solar system and beyond; or
    (3) technologies and tools to increase knowledge about Earth and its systems.
  • Education:
    (1) programs that strengthen NASA and the Nation's future workforce;
    (2) opportunities to attract and retain students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines; or
    (3) tools and technologies that engage Americans of all ages in NASA's mission.
We are asking schools, organizations, and community groups to submit one entry per student. A first place winner will be selected from all entries in each particular grade level, and the final grand prize winner will be selected from all grade level entries. The grand prize winner's artwork will be selected to appear on the front cover of the 2012 NASA Art for LaRC calendar. The first place winner from each remaining grade level will be featured for a selected month. The Contest begins on Monday, September 5, 2011 and concludes on Monday, October 31, 2011.

Additional entry forms and guideline information are available by contacting Katrina Young with NASA Langley Research Center's Office of Public Affairs. She may be reached by telephone at 757-864-3868 and by e-mail at Katrina.L.Young@nasa.gov. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or need additional entry forms, etc.

We look forward to having your student or child's artwork appear in Langley's 2012 NASA Calendar that will be used to highlight the Agency's exciting research and technologies related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

www.nasa.gov


NASA Langley Research Center Art Contest

Official Rules

Any use of the art by NASA would appear with appropriate accreditation for the submitting artist and/or winner. NASA use may include but shall not be limited to NASA websites, print, public displays, and other electronic publications or promotional materials. We believe that this usage would be valuable for individuals worldwide and we value the students', parents', and educators' support.

Eligibility:

Contest is open to all children ages five years to eighteen years of age (grades K - 12) who are attending public, private, parochial and homeschools in the Hampton Roads area. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. United States law governs this Contest. Void where prohibited.

Categories:

Students may choose one of the following per entry:

Requirements:
  • Artwork must be an original work of the student.
  • Students must between the ages of five to eighteen years of age (grades K – 12).
  • Each school/organization must submit its child's original artwork, limited to one artwork/submission per student including entry form.
  • Artwork should not be larger than 19" (inches) x 12" (inches). Preferably landscape orientation.
  • Art can represent the following mediums: drawing and painting (i.e., pencil, charcoal, pastels, colored pencils, oil paints, acrylics, water media, mixed media/collage). Computer-generated art will be eliminated.
  • Additional authorizations and requirements are contained in the Official Entry Form that must be signed and returned with each entry.

    Mailing/Delivering Entries:
  • Entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, October 31, 2011. All entries must be mailed to the attention of Katrina L. Young at NASA Langley Research Center, Office of Public Affairs, Mail Stop 121, Hampton, VA 23681 or delivered to the Virginia Air and Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669.


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


  • Judging:
  • A panel of five judges including a local art instructor will review each individual entry and recommend nominations in each grade level based on the above criteria. However, representatives from NASA Langley Research Center will approve the final decisions.


  • Awards:
  • A first place winner will be selected from all entries in each particular grade level, and the final grand prize winner will be selected from all grade level entries. The grand prize winner's artwork will be selected to appear on the front cover of the 2012 NASA Langley Research Center "The Art for LaRC" Calendar. The 12 first place winners will be featured in the calendar, one winning artist/artwork per month. All winning entries will also be publicly displayed at the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton, VA. Additional awards will be given to winners and the grand prize winner as set forth below.


  • Grand Prize
  • Virginia Air and Space Center Admission Passes
  • Grand Prize Certificate
  • NASA Exploration Package (posters, pens, stickers, patches, and lapel pins)
  • Tour of Langley Research Center
  • Lunch with Center Director -- Date To Be Determined
  • Photo Opportunity
  • Artwork appears on calendar cover
  • Receive a copy of the 2012 calendar
  • Artwork will be publicly displayed at the Virginia Air and Space Center


  • First Place
  • Virginia Air and Space Center Admission Passes
  • 1st Place Certificate
  • NASA Exploration Package (posters, pens, stickers, patches, and lapel pins)
  • Tour of Langley Research Center
  • Lunch with Center Director -- Date To Be Determined
  • Photo Opportunity
  • Artwork appears in 2012 calendar
  • Receive a copy of the 2012 calendar
  • Artwork will be publicly displayed at the Virginia Air and Space Center


  • Second Place
  • 2nd Place Certificate
  • NASA Exploration Package (posters, pens, stickers, patches, and lapel pins)
  • Receive a copy of the 2012 calendar


  • Third Place
  • 3rd Place Certificate
  • NASA Exploration Package (posters, pens, stickers, patches, and lapel pins)
  • Receive a copy of the 2012 calendar


  • Honorable Mention
  • Certificate
  • NASA Exploration Package (posters, pens, stickers, patches, and lapel pins)
  • Receive a copy of the 2012 calendar


  • ALL ENTRIES MAY BE CLAIMED AFTER JANUARY 31, 2012. DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS, ENTRIES NOT CLAIMED BY FEBRUARY 29, 2012 WILL BE DESTROYED AT THE DISCRETION OF NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER. HOWEVER, REASONABLE EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO CONTACT THE SCHOOL OR TEACHER TO SCHEDULE AN APPROPRIATE PICK-UP TIME AND LOCATION.


    Release:

    IN NO EVENT SHALL NASA NOR ITS EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, CONTRACTORS' EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, OR AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY "RELEASEES") BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, RESULTING FROM, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THE ENTRANTS' PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, OR TO THE USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE WON. RELEASEES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, LATE, STOLEN, ILLEGIBLE OR MISDIRECTED ENTRIES OR MAIL.


     
     
     
    Katrina L. Young
    Mail Stop 121
    Office of Public Affairs
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA  23681