We were blown away by the level of engagement in our Space Art Challenge and we received over 320 individual student entries. Our judging panel consisted of the artists who created our Space Art tutorials, together with members of the EIRSAT-1 team in UCD. All judges selections were made anonymously, without sight of school or student information.
We wish to thank all involved in this project, in particular our project collaborators in the Science Department in UCD, and especially the EIRSAT-1 team. Thanks to our brilliant professional artists – Emer O Boyle, Jessica Erkal, Helen Robinson, Alan Nolan and Aidan Courtney. Thanks also go out to the school librarians and teachers in schools across the country who facilitated and encouraged student participation. And finally to the students themselves – thank you for sharing your creativity. You should be very proud.
Prizes have been awarded to the Winner, Runner-Up and one or more Highly Commended entries in each category. Some additional ‘Commended’ prizes have been awarded in the Junior Category – as there was a particularly high level of entries in this category.
We are delighted to reveal the prize-winning entries in each category as follows:
Special Needs Category
Congratulations to all of the very worthy winners. Prizes, including telescopes, space lego, moon lamps, books on space (including signed copies of ‘Dream Big’ by Dr. Niamh Shaw), art materials, EIRSAT-1 merchandise and more, have been dispatched to the winning schools.