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Judging Guidelines for Submitted Artwork

Judges are to adhere to the following guidelines in evaluating the works of art that have been submitted to the NSSA Space Mission Patch Contest.
1) The art must provide a depiction of future space human exploration or space settlement and associated activities and endeavours. The art need not be fully photorealistic, but the closer to that goal, the better.
2) If the art is of an interior scene, there should normally be a view to the outside (a window) that makes it possible to easily identify the location or setting of the scene. Exceptions are permissible when the subject matter warrants it.
3) The art should provide an uplifting, positive message of our future in space. Images that contain scenes of battle, criminal activity, etc., are to be excluded from consideration.
4) The art must be non-offensive and appropriate for viewing by children.
5) Depictions of identifiable persons (other than the artist), whether real or fictional, is not permitted.
6) Artwork should be the entrants own work and not contain in whole or part the work of others. Judges should take care to identify if any of the work has been plagiarized.
7) in addition to meeting all stated guidelines of submissions, a consensus of the judges may decide not to award some prizes if it is determined that sufficient artistic merit has not been achieved. In effect, the judges may decide not to give out any awards in a specific award category.


If you have any questions regarding the contest, please email the NSSA Vice-President, Greg Hunter, at: