Third Annual GLOBE Calendar Art Competition

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It’s time for our third annual student art competition! To illustrate the 2015 GLOBE calendar, the theme is See Globally, Act Locally: How GLOBE Connects to Earth Observing Satellites. We invite GLOBE students to submit original art that demonstrates the benefits of Earth observing satellite missions to their school and/or community.
GLOBE partners with multiple satellite missions including SMAP, GPM, CloudSat, CALIPSO, and Landsat 8. Satellites are important because they help us know more about our Earth, including soil moisture, land cover changes, water dynamics, clouds, and Earth’s energy balance.

The theme for the 2015 Calendar Art Competition is: See Globally, Act Locally: How GLOBE Connects to Earth Observing Satellites

We invite you to submit original art that demonstrates the relationship between Earth observing satellite missions and your school and/or community. You may choose to explore satellite images of your local community, how satellites help you better monitor your local environment or community, how satellites can help support your GLOBE investigations, or any other creative way to show the relationship between satellites and your school or community.

We ask that you submit drawings, paintings, or other forms of visual art that demonstrate the relationship between satellites and your school or community. No photographs or actual satellite images (unless they have been creatively modified), please!

The GLOBE calendar is viewed by people all over the world and is a chance for GLOBE students to demonstrate their creative talents. Additionally, top art is printed out and displayed at the UCAR Mesa Lab. Over 90,000 people visit the Mesa Lab each year!

Goal: Highlight GLOBE-satellite partnerships

GLOBE students show through some art medium the relationship between Earth observing satellite missions and their school or community.

Who: GLOBE students from around the world

What: Students create original artwork and submit a high quality scan or digital picture of the art to be shared with the GLOBE community via GLOBE social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and a map on Pinterest. Additionally, students should submit a brief statement (300 characters or less) explaining the relationship between their school or community and the satellites.

There is no limit to the number of entries per school!

Suggestions for art:

How the satellite missions can help the students’ school or community
How the satellites might view the students’ school or community
Students doing GLOBE protocols or activities related to the satellite missions
See entries from last year for even more ideas. (Keep in mind that there were different instructions for last year’s competition!)

When:

Submissions due no later than 17 October 2014
All entries will be posted on GLOBE’s Facebook page starting on 3 November 2014
Entries will also be posted on GLOBE’s Pinterest Map
Students and community members should “like” their favorite images on Facebook by 5 December 2014
Winning entries will be announced starting on 8 December 2014
A calendar will be available for download in mid-December 2014
Top artwork will be printed and displayed at UCAR’s Mesa Lab in late 2015

What Needs to be Submitted :

Artwork: A high quality scan or a clear picture of the original art. Permissible file types include .jpg, .tif, .bmp, or .gif. The image should be at least 300 dpi (scanned at high resolution) or approximately 279 x 216 mm (11″ x 8.5″) or larger. Make sure your image is centered, straight, and the scan is high quality.

Summary: Students submit, in their own words, brief statements (300 characters or less) describing the relationship between the satellite and their school or community. Include summary in English and the students’ native language if applicable.

Contact information:

Student(s) name(s)
Grade level of student(s)
Teacher name
School name and address
Preferred email address
How to enter submissions

Send all required materials to science@globe.gov

Judging criteria and point assignment:

10 pts: Artwork details: High print quality, shows relationship between Earth observing partner satellite and the school or community
10 pts: Summary details: Brief summary (300 characters or less) describing the relationship between the satellite and their school or community. Include summary in English and the students’ native language if applicable.
10 pts: Popularity of art on Facebook – get your friends and family members to “like” your art!
5 pts: Submission includes all requested contact information
5 pts: Receipt of all materials (artwork, summary, contact information) by deadline

Awards:

The top three scoring submissions for each region will be included in the GLOBE 2015 Calendar, which will be available for download in mid-December 2014. Additionally, top scoring art will be shared in the UCAR Mesa Laboratory’s art gallery for public viewing.

If you have any questions, please email science@globe.gov.

http://www.globe.gov/events/competitions/calendar-art-competitions/art-for-2015-calendar