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SOHO SunWorks Contest

    SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a monthly art contest called "SunWorks" for students and adults to enter. This is being held as a part of SOHO's 10th anniversary celebration, which will occur on Dec. 2, 2005.

    The theme will focus on the Sun, of course. The artwork must include the Sun as an important element in the submission, at least in concept, but does not have to be the only element. We want to encourage exploration of all kinds of thinking about the Sun.

Subjects could include solar storms, the solar system, eclipses, sunspots, sunsets, sundials, fanciful suns, the Sun in ultraviolet light, etc., as long as the Sun is a significant part of the concept. Just about any medium from crayons to water colors to whatever is acceptable.

To get some ideas about the Sun and related topics, here are some sites that we suggest you might want to visit before you started creating:

Each month a panel of SOHO staff will select a Winner and an Honorable Mention in the three categories of Grades 4-8, Grades 9-12, and, yes, even adults. The contest is open to everyone in the world.

We will judge the entries based on creativity, quality of execution, use of color and design, and overall artistic impression. All entrants will receive a certificate of participation through e-mail (in PDF format) that they can print for themselves. The monthly Winner and Honorable Mentions with their names will be posted on the SOHO website at Monthly winners will receive the SOHO: Exploring the Sun CD, several motion postcards, and two different Sun posters.

We start the contest off on June 3 and any entries received after June 30 will then go into the July contest, and so on for the remaining months. We will run the contest for ten months, so the last monthly entry period will end on March 31. Soon after that we will convene a panel to select the Grand Winner and 2nd and 3rd Place Winners. The Grand Winner will receive a SolarMAX DVD, a SOHO T-shirt, a solar cube, and one more surprise (yet to be determined). The 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive everything but the additional surprise, as well as bragging rights for their achievements.

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