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Commercial Crew Artwork Contest

Attention parents, teachers, and students worldwide! It’s that time of year, and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) is holding its annual artwork contest to help star-seeking children get engaged with the excitement of space exploration.

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2024 Winners

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the 2024 Commercial Crew Program Children’s Artwork Contest!

Category: Rockets and Spacecraft
Ages 4-6
1st – Rocket Launching, Ren, O., USA
2nd – I Need My Space, Ip, Q., USA
3rd – The Spacecraft Jellyfish, Maverick-Malunes, A., Philippines

Ages 7-9
1st – Departure and Return, Wu-Yang, V., USA
2nd – Living & Working in Space, Abid, M.A., Pakistan
3rd – My Space Craft, Layashini, T., India

Ages 10-12
1st – To Infinite Universe, Yu, S., USA
2nd – The Spacecraft Carrier, Fatima, M., Pakistan
3rd – Out of the World, Lin, A., USA

Category: Exploring the Solar System
Ages 4-6
1st – Racing in the Solar System, Liu, D., USA
2nd – Adventurer of the Solar System, Zhen, I., USA
3rd – Traveling to the Milky Way, Medina, C., Mexico

Ages 7-9
1st – Looking at the Outer World, Mehta, A., USA
2nd – A Space Voyager’s Dilemma, Chandra, A., USA
3rd – Symphony of the Planets, Flores, L., USA

Ages 10-12
1st – Looking Forward, Garzon-Sanchez, S., Colombia
2nd – A Space Artist, Thiththika, A., India
3rd – Even Babies Love to Explore, Shiven, S., India

2024 Calendar

View or download the 2024 Commercial Crew Program Children's Artwork Calendar

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The cover of the 2024 CCP Children's Artwork Calendar.

Category: Living and Working in Space
Ages 4-6
1st – Living & Working in the Space, Premarathna, D.L., Sri Lanka
2nd – Outer Space Colonization, Mohapatra, A., India
3rd – Take a Photo in Space, Wu, D., USA

Ages 7-9
1st – An Astronaut’s View from Space, Wang, C., Canada
2nd – New Earth, Cui, Z.R.O., Singapore
3rd – Stellar Harvest: An Outer Space Odyssey, Zou, Z.H., USA

Ages 10-12
1st – I Paint My Dream of Living on Mars, Chen, D., USA
2nd – Discover New Things in the Universe, Bui, M.A., Vietnam
3rd – Circus of the Space, Qiu, E., USA

Category: Astronauts
Ages 4-6
1st – My Astronaut Dream, Mahboobi, K., USA
2nd – I’m an Astronaut, Dukiloviya, A., India
3rd – Astronaut Adventures, Yan, K., USA

Ages 7-9
1st – Lunar Pioneers: Stars & Stripes on the Moon, Jiang, J., USA
2nd – A Lesson from My Future Self, Lang, Y., USA
3rd – Selfie Time!, Zhao, Z., Singapore

Ages 10-12
1st – Life in Space, Li, L., USA
2nd – Astronauts, Nguyen Ngoc, M.K., Vietnam
3rd – In the Palm of Your Hand, Bhattacharyya, R., USA

The first-place selections for the 2024 CCP Children’s Artwork Calendar Contest.


  • Rockets and Spacecraft
  • Living and Working in Space
  • Exploring the Solar System
  • Astronauts

Age Groups:

First, second, and third place winners for each theme will be selected in each of these age groups:

  • 4-6
  • 7-9
  • 10-12


  • Kids, NASA wants your original artwork! Children from around the world – including NASA families – are encouraged to submit artwork.
  • Parents are limited to verbal assistance only. (No parental artwork of any kind, please.)
  • There is no prescribed artwork form that needs to be used. Types of original artwork can include two-dimensional, sculpture, collage, or digital. However, AI-generated content will not be accepted. Artwork must be original.
  • Participants will take a photo/scan of their artwork suitable for the equivalent of an 8 x 10-inch (20.32 x 25.4 cm) artwork. All photos must be horizontal/landscape orientation.
  • A photo or scanned copy (JPG, PNG, PDF files only) of the masterpiece should be uploaded into the SciArt submission system ( At the submission system portal, select the artwork theme for your entry and complete the electronic submission form.
  • Be sure to submit artwork to the correct theme.
  • Be sure to submit artwork in the correct age range. Age is determined at the time of submission.
  • Only one artwork per submission.
  • After submitting the artwork an email will be sent to the person listed as the parent/guardian on the electronic form. This email will have a link to the contest agreement form and must be completed to finalize the entry submission process. Please check all email addresses carefully and avoid using firewalled or 2-step-confirmed email addresses – or we will be unable to email you the agreement form needed to complete your entry.
  • Entries will be judged on originality and theme. You may submit multiple artwork entries; each entry MUST be submitted separately (one at a time) to be considered. Selected entrants can only have one piece of artwork in the calendar.
  • One first place entrant per theme per age group will be showcased in large format in the 2024 Commercial Crew Program Children’s Artwork Calendar, as well as printed on the back of the calendar as a collage. Second and third place winners per theme per age group will be printed in small form on the corresponding month.
  • All first, second, and third place winners per theme per age group will receive one printed copy of the calendar and NASA prize package.
  • Do not wait until the last minute to submit your artwork. The entry form and artwork upload system close automatically at exactly 11:59 p.m. CDT, Oct. 25, 2023. Electronic agreement forms can be submitted after that time, however.

Tips for a Successful Entry:

  • Don’t delay! Apply in advance to ensure you have enough time to submit your artwork AND fill out the contest agreement form (Note: Your entry will not be finalized until you submit the contest agreement form, which will be sent to the email address you provide).
  • Be sure to provide an email address that is not firewall-protected. This will ensure you receive the contest agreement form.
  • If you have more than one submission, enter each of them separately. Go to the SciArt submission system to upload your artwork and enter your email address to receive and sign the contest agreement form, and repeat this process for each piece of artwork you are submitting).
  • Launch your creativity and shoot for the stars! 😊 🚀

Good Luck!

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program continues delivering on its goal of safe, reliable, and cost-effective human transportation to and from the International Space Station from the United States through a partnership with American private industry. CCP also continues NASA’s rich legacy of human space exploration by expanding technology, creating new industries, and helping to foster a peaceful connection with other nations.

Creativity, curiosity, and exploration are vital to the human spirit and accepting the challenge of human space exploration invites the citizens of the world today and the generations of tomorrow to join NASA on an exciting journey to help us address fundamental questions about our place in the universe and the history of our solar system.

We sincerely hope that you will join us on this journey and take part in our competition this year. We look forward to seeing the brilliant artwork of the next generation of space explorers!

After reviewing the NASA contest rules and guidelines, submit your entry here: (please note, clicking this link will take you to a nongovernment website that may have different privacy policies than those of NASA’s official website).

Special thank you to SciArt Exchange for their help with this year’s contest!*

Share the contest with your friends and family on social media using #NASA #CCPArtContest!

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