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Moonshot Poster Contest   

Moonshot Museum,Penn State’s Readiness Institute,Astrobotic, and thePennsylvania Department of Educationinvited Pennsylvania students in grades 3-12 to participate in a statewide poster contest celebrating America’s return to the Moon this year, an achievement powered by Pennsylvanians.  

A panel of judges from across the STEAM disciplines in Pennsylvania, including art and science educators and space industry professionals judged submissions. Winning entries were selected across three grade ranges: Elementary (Grades 3-4), Middle School (5-8) and High School (9-12). Pennsylvania was divided into major geographic regions, each consisting of multiple counties. A regional 1st place award certificate will go to a winning entry in each region. 

Winners will receive a mission patch, certificate, and a trip to Moonshot Museum and Astrobotic Headquarters in Pittsburgh to see the ongoing work of the local space industry., certificate, and a mission patch. The 2023 Merit Award winners receive a certificate and mission patch. All poster contest submissions will be included in a digital payload on a future mission to the Moon! 

2023 Winners  

" "1st Place Elementary School – Autumn Hollister (4th Grade, North Pocono Intermediate School)  
Grand Prize Winner & Spirit of Enterprise Award  

" "1st Place Middle School – Enzo Reilsono (6th Grade, Moon Area Middle School)  
Pennsylvania Pride Award  

" "1st Place High School – Laura Gula (10th Grade, Lower Dauphin High School)  
Artistic Expression Award  

" "1st Place Western Region – Sophia Baker (3rd Grade, Grandview Elementary School) 
Inspiring the Future Award 

" "1st Place Central Region – Vedika Burman (3rd Grade, Central Dauphin Cyber Academy) 
Science Storytelling Award  

" "1st Place Eastern Region – Rachel Feng (5th Grade, Liberty Valley Intermediate School)  
Cosmic Creativity Award  

2023 Merit Awards   

Theodore Bangay (3rd Grade, Bradford Woods Elementary)  

" "Isabella Cortese (5th Grade, Stewart Elementary School)  

" "Mia Frantz (9th Grade, Northeastern High School)   

More information about the Moonshot Poster Contest is available on the Moonshot Museum website