Determine your eligibility to enter. Individuals or teams of participants who are currently enrolled in a college or university program or have been in their current profession for 5 years or less can submit an entry. (Younger artist's entries will be taken; however, they will not be judged in a separate category. The Challenge is not meant to be an activity for long-term professionals.) Please contact us if you are not sure whether you are eligible.
Think about the 2014 Humans in Space Art Challenge Theme about the future: "How will space, science and technology benefit humanity?" Some background information is at Be Inspired. Plan to answer the thematic question, be creative, and make your best quality video.
Make a creative and original video 3 minutes or less. Videos may be any genre (drama, comedy, avant-garde, etc.) or style (live action, animation, poetry, dance, music, visual art, Rube Goldberg machines, mime, etc.) or a combination.
Include one overt audio or visual reference to the International Space Station in the video.
Credit any work that is not original and be sure that you are allowed to use this work. (Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.) For instance, you can include "public domain" (no copyright) materials in your video, such as public domain space video footage.
Provide subtitles if a language other than English is used in the video.
Record video at your best quality. High Definition (HD) is preferred, and original files should be saved prior to any compression in case the organizers request a higher quality video later for display.
Credit all performers, team members, and associated institutions (e.g., college or university) at the end of the video.
Production Quality (Aesthetics and more--visual aesthetics; audio appropriate and effective; lighting appropriate and of quality; good use of actors, props, location) [20 points]
Technical Skill (Camera operation, video editing) [20 points]
Final Product (Intended meaning and more—story flow; cohesiveness; overall video quality; communication of message, special effects, the "wow" factor) [20 points]
Creativity (Is the video creative and original?) [20 points]
Fulfilled Intent (Does it meet the competition objective to express something about the theme: "How will space, science and technology benefit humanity?" and does it have an overt reference to the ISS?) [20 points]
We will let you know when your artwork has been evaluated.
Awards will be distributed to winners. Based on the number and quality of submissions, the Challenge organizers reserve the right to distribute the monetary prize as multiple, smaller awards.