SAAO AstroArt Competition 2022

The South African Astronomical Observatory invites foundation phase learners, grades R-3, and intermediate phase learners, grades 4-7, to enter our AstroArt competition.

Learners can send in an A4 drawing of anything astronomy related. It can be the moon with its craters, the solar system, planets, galaxies, Earth or the sun – whatever they know to be astronomy.

The following prizes are up for grabs:

  • 1st prize – R2 000 stationery voucher
  • 2nd prize – R1 500 stationery voucher
  • 3rd prize – R1 000 stationery voucher
  • 4th prize – R500 stationery voucher

As a BONUS prize, the school with the most entries will win a R10 000 stationary voucher.

The art piece must be marked (in the bottom right hand corner) with the learner’s name and surname, their grade and the name of their school. It must then be scanned and emailed to:  OR it can be placed in an envelope, sealed and labelled: “AstroArt”.  These envelopes must be clearly marked for the attention of Cedric Jacobs and then delivered to the SAAO security office at our premises in Observatory Road, Observatory.

The competition will be running from Monday, 26th September through to Monday, 31st October 2022.