Since 1996, IGES has sponsored the annual IGES Art Contest for students in grades 2-4. Each year’s contest has a different theme and supports national science education standards. A panel of artists, scientists and IGES staff member judges the entries. First, second and third place winners all receive a certificate of participation and Visa gift cards, valued at $100, $75 and $50, respectively. The first place winner’s artwork is also featured on the IGES holiday card.
Recent IGES Art Contest themes include “Wonders of Weather: What Do You See?” (2011), “My Place in Space” (2010), “Habitat: Imagine That!” (2009), “Trees: Making a World of Difference!” (2008), and “Connect 4: Air, Land, Water and Life” (2005). Visit the pages below to learn more about past themes and view all the award-winning entries.
Come back for the announcement and updates on the 2012 IGES Art Contest!
This year’s contest encourages students to think and learn about biodiversity.Read More →
This year’s contest invited young scientists and artists to explore weather.Read More →
This year’s contest invited young scientists and artists to explore our solar system and beyond.Read More →
This year’s art contest challenged young scientists and artists to become wildlife investigators by exploring habitats, small and large, in their backyard or around the world.Read More →
This year’s contest invited young scientists and artists to depict the important role of trees. Whether as habitat to species in a lush ecosystem, as the source of fresh air or as shade for people enjoying the outdoors, trees certainly make a world of difference!Read More →
This year’s contest invited young scientists and artists to explore the world of oceans!Read More →
This year’s contest challenged young scientists and artists to explore the Earth’s polar regions: either the northern (Arctic) or southern (Antarctic).Read More →
There are many ways Earth’s parts affect each other. This year’s contest invited young scientists and students to think about all of these possibilities and then illustrate how one part connects with another. Or how all the parts connect with each other!Read More →
This year’s contest invited young scientists and artists to imagine themselves as Earth scientists. There are many kinds of Earth scientists. Some are young and some are old. Some are boys and some are girls. Some work indoors and some work outdoors. And some even study the Earth from space. Some study the land and some study the air. Others study the water or living things. And some study all of those at once!Read More →
People have always explored the Earth. First, we sailed across oceans to discover new lands. Then, we flew through the sky to reach far away places. Today, we launch rockets into space to see Earth from above. This year’s contest invited young scientists and artists to think about past explorers as well as present explorers like astronauts and scientists: What do they explore?Read More →
Over 100 years ago the Wright brothers completed the first powered flight above the white sand hills of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Since that time, people have soared into the sky, and then into space, discovering a wonderful perspective of our home, Earth. This year’s theme was: imagine you could fly up above Earth- what would you see? Depending on how high you choose to fly, you could see your neighborhood, city, region, country, or our planet, Earth.Read More →
The Earth’s water environments, including oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams, contain diverse populations of life, ranging from microscopic organism (plants, animals, bacteria, algae, etc.) to the largest mammal known to have lived on the Earth (the blue whale). While some live their entire lives submerged in water (bass, octopi, crawfish, etc.), others live both in water and on land (sea lions, penguins, frogs, snakes, etc.). They all have adapted in unique and fascinating ways to live in these diverse water environments. This year’s contest invited young scientists and artists to submit artwork based on the theme of life in water environments.Read More →
Our biosphere contains all of the Earth’s living things (plants and animals, including people) and their environments. These environments depend on local climate, which is determined by factors such as temperature, moisture (including rain, snow, and other precipitation), latitude and topography. For this year’s contest, young scientists and artists were asked to reflect on the link between climate and living things.Read More →
This year’s contest invited young scientists and artists to illustrate climate zones and animal communities.Read More →
This year’s contest invited young scientists and artists to depict water’s many roles in the Earth system — as precipitation that falls to Earth as rain, snow and ice; as oceans, lakes, and rivers that provide homes for plants and animals; as transportation routes and recreation; and as what sustains and nourishes crops and foliage.Read More →
This year’s contest invited young scientists and students to depict changes in the Earth and sky.Read More →