NASA is leading the next steps of human space exploration in the vicinity of the Moon and on toward Mars. When astronauts venture to Mars, what will they see? How will they feel? What will they experience? What will they do? Tell your story of NASA’s plans for Mars! In collaboration with NASA, SciArt Exchange presents Project Mars Competition given you a chance to tell the story of the human exploration of deep space.
Project Mars invites college students and early career professionals to learn about NASA’s deep space endeavors, including the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System rocket and deep space gateway concept, and create their visualization of what this expedition may look like.
Shoot A Film:
- Bring your interpretation of NASA’s work to send humans to Mars to life through breathtaking cinematography, amazing animations, and state-of-the-art special effects.
- You have up to 5 minutes to tell an inspiring story about a 9-month trek to the Red Planet, so captivating creativity is a must!
Make A Poster
- Recruit brave astronauts for a daring mission, promote space tourism for the adventurous or depict the next generation of space systems that will transport new world explorers to Mars.
- The sky is not the limit when you design a poster for the deep space journey, so reach out to infinity and beyond for creative ideas.
Provided By: SciArt Exchange is a 501c3 nonprofit, wants to change the world by bringing science and technology together with art to capture minds and hearts, engaging all of society in the future of space exploration and promoting scientific innovation and collaboration.
- Award Amount: $25,000
- Number of Awards: 11
- Study level: College to early career professionals
- Submission Categories: Film and Poster
- Application Deadline: August 31, 2018
- Winners Announcement: October 2018
Who May Enter:
College students and early career professionals (an early career professional is one who has less than 5 years of experience in the film or graphic arts industry) from around the world are eligible to apply.
To participate, students must fill out a unique submission form for each entry. ProjectMarsCompetition.org website submission system, which opens spring 2018.
Films and posters will be evaluated on the following:
- Production Quality & Aesthetics
- Technical Skill
- Story & Message of Final Product
- Relevance to Competition Theme
Requested submission information will include:
- Key Point of Contact for entry
- School Name & Faculty/Staff Point of Contact and Contact Information (if applicable)
- Each Team Member’s Name and Contact Information
- Film or Poster Entry Title
- Statement of Originality – 400 words or less. Describe motivation, storyline, and/or messages of art, etc. and provide credits for borrowed or heavily-sourced material.
- Signed Agreement form for EACH team member. For anyone under age 18, the agreement must be signed by a parent or guardian. Preview the agreement.
- Vimeo or YouTube links for film submissions -OR- 15 Mb maximum pdf for poster submissions
Film Specifications: Videos can be submitted as private Vimeo or YouTube links. Winning entries will need to be provided in the following settings:
- Duration: 2 to 5 minutes
- Resolution: 1920×1080
- Frame rates: 29.97, 24, or 25
- Bitrate: 20Mbs
- Codec: H.264
- Sound Codec: AAC-LC
- Audio sample rate: 48 KHz
- Audio bitrate: 320 kbps
- Posters should be submitted as PDF Files optimized for on-screen viewing. Winning entries will need to be provided as full resolution printable files.
- Standard on a sheet size of 27″ x 41″
- Raster images may be used for poster elements. Images should be no smaller than 150 dpi. Pasteurized typography should be 300 dpi or greater.
- All fonts should be converted to outlines prior to submission.
NASA Resources: You may use NASA images, videos, and 3D models in your projects:
- + VIDEOS
- + PHOTOS: ORION| SLS
- + 3D MODELS: ORION| SLS
- + NASA’s Orion Spacecraft
- + NASA’s Space Launch System
- + NASA’s 21st Century Spaceport
- + NASA’s Deep Space Gateway
Awards will be presented in each of the categories at both Film and Poster:
Film: The winning short film will be selected by a team of film and graphic design industry judges including Gareth Edwards, director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Three prizes will be awarded in the film category:
- $10,000 Grand Prize
- $5,000 Judge’s Prize
- $5,000 Judge’s Prize
Poster: The winning poster will be selected by a team of film and graphic design industry judges including Joshua Gross berg, creative director of McCann New York.
Eight prizes will be awarded in the poster category:
- 1 X $1,500 First Place
- 2 X $1,000 Second Place
- 5 X $500 Third Place
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