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NASA Langley Announces Art Contest for Hampton Roads Students
HAMPTON, Va. -- NASA Langley Research Center's Office of Communications is inviting Hampton Roads students ages five to 18 years old to use their imagination, talent and knowledge of NASA to create original artwork for a 2012 NASA calendar called, "NASA: Art for LaRC."

Schools, organizations and community groups are asked to submit one entry per student by Oct. 31, 2011.

For the 2012 "Art for LaRC" Art Contest, students are asked to illustrate their interpretation of Langley's 95-year history relating to one of the following themes: aeronautics, exploration, science or education; and to highlight how NASA research and discoveries help build a better world full of new opportunities, technologies, and ways to understand ourselves, and protect and conserve our planet Earth.

One first-place winner will be selected from each grade level, and one final grand prize winner will be selected from all grade-level entries. The grand prize winner's artwork will appear on the front cover of the 2012 NASA Calendar. The first place winner from each remaining grade level will be featured for a selected month.

For contest rules, requirements, entry forms and award information, visit:

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