Moonshot Poster Contest
Moonshot Museum, Penn State’s Readiness Institute, Astrobotic, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education invited 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!
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)