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NASA Project Mars International Art and Film Contest 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Aug-2018
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What is NASA Project Mars International Art and Film Contest 2018?

NASA Project Mars International Art and Film Contest 2018 invites entries from college students and working professionals in the field of film or graphic art industry with less than 5 years of experience. The contest aims to encourage the contestants to create their own visualisation of NASA’s upcoming mission to Mars through a short film or a poster. 

Who is offering this scholarship ?

The contest is being organised by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • College students
  • Professionals working in the field of films or graphic arts industry having less than 5 years of professional experience

How can you apply ?

Step 1: Create your short film or a poster according to the specifications.
Step 2: Click here to open the online application form.
Step 3: Select the Video/Visual art category.
Step 4: Fill in all the details and click next.
Step 5: Share the YouTube or Vimeo link of your short film or upload the poster in PDF format optimised for on-screen viewing.
Step 6: Click 'submit entry'.

What are the benefits ?

Three prizes will be awarded in the film category:

One grand prize of USD 10,000
Two judge’s prize of USD 5,000

Eight prizes will be awarded in the poster category:

First Place: USD 1,500 (for one contestant)
Second Place: USD 1,000 (for two contestants)
Third Place: USD 500 (for five contestants)

What are the selection criteria ?

The winner will be judged on the basis of their submitted artwork by a panel of renown professionals of this industry. 

What are the important dates ?

Entry Deadline: August 31, 2018
Notification to winners: October 2018


Q: Can I submit multiple entries?
A: Yes. Please fill out a unique submission form for each entry.

Q: Can I show my film/poster ahead of October 2018 screening?
A: No, completed designs or films may not be shown ahead of the judged screening by Project Mars.

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Terms and Conditions

Short Films are required to follow the specifications given below:

  • Duration: 2 to 5 minutes
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • 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
  • Include "Project Mars Competition" as keywords while uploading.

Poster Specifications:

  • 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.
  • Poster must be submitted in pdf format.

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