My Place in Space! - Science-Art Contest for Grades 2-4 (Entries due Nov. 1)
An art contest for grades 2-4 invites young scientists and artists to explore the solar system and beyond, and then draw a picture showing what they learned.

"My Place in Space!" is the 15th annual art contest held by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Arlington, Va. The contest supports national education standards for grades K-4.

The first-, second- and third-place artists will receive $100, $75 and $50 Visa gift cards, respectively, framed color certificates, and their artwork will be showcased on IGES’s Web site. For all entrants, certificates of participation will be available online as PDF files for teachers and parents to download and print.

Entries are due Nov. 1, 2010.

For more information, including detailed contest instructions, information for teachers and parents, a list of educational resources, and to view artwork of past winners, please visit:

About IGES

Located in Arlington, Va., IGES was established in 1994 and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by public and private entities. IGES is a trusted leader in Earth and space science education, communication and outreach, and in fostering national and international cooperation in observing the Earth.

Dan Stillman

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