Student art contest

Young people from all over the world submitted 377 unique entries into the Going to Mars student art contest! The contest ran from March 15 to April 8, 2013 and was followed by online public voting to determine the first and second place winners. The total number of votes on all entries was nearly 82,000! Voting was made on a 1- to 5-star scale.

As a special recognition of the inspiring artwork we received, all 377 entries were included as digital files on the DVD that flew to Mars onboard the MAVEN spacecraft!

We only use first names of students to protect the privacy of our participants.

First place

Number of votes: 9,496
Average vote: 3.85
Artist: Team entry
Grade level: Kindergarten Enrichment class
From: Colorado, USA

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Second place

Number of votes: 8,651
Average vote: 3.63
Artist: Mohanapoorani
Grade level: 2
From: Tamil Nadu, India

Honorable mention

Artist: Carly
Grade level: 7
From: Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

MAVEN Education & Outreach Team choice

Artist: Yuyang
Grade level: 9
From: Washington, USA

MAVEN Principal Investigator’s Choice

Artist: Nithyashree
Grade level: 9
From: Tamil Nadu, India

MAVEN Project Manager’s Choice

Artist: Maria
Grade level: Second year of secondary school (~8th grade USA)
From: Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

School-based awards

The MAVEN student art contest offers special recognition to the highest-ranked submissions from our participating educators.

View school-based awards