2019 ESS Art Contest Finalists

We couldn’t be more excited about the tremendous response to our 2019 ESS Art Contest, themed “What would it be like to have class in outer space?” We received nearly 750 submissions from K-12 students throughout the country!

Seven ESS judges scored each piece in the categories of artistic and technical skill, originality, adherence to theme and requirements, unique approach, and creativity of title. Based on the highest average scores, we’ve narrowed it down to the top five finalists of each grade group.

Now it’s your turn to get involved and vote for your favorites! The finalists’ pieces are posted to our Facebook and Instagram pages in no particular order. Each “like” received during the voting period of April 17th – 24th counts as an additional point toward that piece’s score.

The student from each group with the highest score (combining the internal judges and social media likes) will be announced on Monday, April 29th. Winners will receive a $500 prize, along with $500 for their school.


Grade Group: 9-12 Finalists:


Grade Group: 6-8 Finalists:



Grade Group: 3-5 Finalists:



Grade Group: K-2 Finalists:


Good luck to all finalists of the 2019 ESS Art Contest!