SciArt Exchange in collaboration with NASA presents Project MARS competition- international art and film contest. The competition is open for college students and early career professionals to learn 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.

For the competition, you have to shoot a film or make a poster. You may use NASA images, videos, and 3D models in your projects.





Three prizes will be awarded in the film category:

  • $10,000 Grand Prize
  • $5,000 Judge’s Prize
  • $5,000 Judge’s Prize


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


  • The competition is open for college students and early career professionals.
  • Note: An early career professional is one who has less than 5 years of experience in the film or graphic arts industry.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.

Application Process

  • Please apply using the Apply Now link.
  • Film specifications:
    • Videos can be submitted as private Vimeo or YouTube links. Winning entries will need to be provided at 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
  • Poster Specifications:
    • 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 sheet size of 27″ x 41″
    • Raster images may be used for poster elements. Images should be no smaller than 150 dpi. Rasterized typography should be 300 dpi or greater.
    • All fonts should be converted to outlines prior to submission.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

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