14 Apr

Space Foundation bags a three-year deal from Max Polyakov’s Noosphere Venture Partners for their STEM-based annual international student art contest.

Noosphere Venture Partners To Sponsor International Student Art Competition

Space Foundation recently announced its collaboration with Dr. Max Polyakov’s Noosphere Venture Partners for their art competition. The Non-Profit Organization that started hosting the science-based international student art competition in 2011 has bagged a three-year deal from the latter. Noosphere Venture Partners, an asset management firm that provides financial services to potential companies, will be sponsoring the contest for the next three years.

Art Contest To Get More Exposure

Shelli Brunswick, the COO of Space Foundation, shared her excitement about taking the competition to the next level, which would be possible because of the partnership. She believes that the younger generations of today will be the present tomorrow. The students participating today are tomorrow’s leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and teachers. With the sponsorship from the asset management company that supports space-based initiatives, Brunswick expects to reach, encourage, and motivate them to dream of touching the stars.

Importance Of Promoting STEM

Polyakov revealed that the beliefs of Noosphere Venture and the inspiration for the art contest are the same and inspired by the thoughts of academician Vladimir Vernadsky. The idea considers knowledge and the human mind to be the most significant resources required to develop and save the planet. He further added that instilling the love for STEM and Space in our younger generations will make them better equipped to face and overcome the future challenges on Earth. STEM is the acronym used for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, which is the subject for the annual International student art contest every year.

The Opportunities With The International Annual Contest

This year, Firefly Aerospace, a subsidiary of the Noosphere Venture Partners would be promoting the art contents amongst students and teachers worldwide. While the competition attracts hundreds of global submissions each year, the numbers are expected to reach higher with the partnership. Students aged between three and eighteen are eligible for participation. However, the submission is required to be made by an adult teacher, parent, or guardian. While the participation is free, the best artworks get displayed on various platforms like Discovery Center and the annual Space Symposium of the Space Foundation at Colorado. A total of 25 artworks are selected from the pool of submissions for various displays, including the official website and social media pages of the Space Foundation. They are also considered for positions and awards, while the best overall artist gets the Space Foundation Achievement Award.

Besides that, Dr. Polyakov is organizing a DREAM contest. The Dedicated Research and Education Accelerator Mission is a global contest whose winners will get to be a part of the inaugural mission of the Firefly Alpha Spacecraft. Besides being an excellent opportunity, the art contest drives critical thinking and creativity in students towards the Space industry.

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