Crossing Paths

Blue Ridge Public Radio and AS IF: Art + Science In the Field present:

Crossing Paths: Earth + Moon, Art + Science

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An art-science project for the solar eclipse

A juried competition for works of art about the solar eclipse for middle school students, high school students, and community college students in Western NC and Upstate SC.

– C A S H   P R I Z E S   A W A R D E D   –  E X T E N D E D    D E A D L I N E   J U N E   1 5

On August 21, 2017 there will be a TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN! Learn about the science of eclipses, the history of eclipses, safe viewing, and other topics here.  Total eclipses of the sun don’t happen very often, and they don’t happen everywhere, so it’s pretty exciting that THIS ONE is crossing right over WNC:

We invite  middle school, high school, and community college students in Western NC and Upstate SC to use your creativity to inspire people to view the eclipse (SAFELY!) and to understand more about what is happening during a solar eclipse.

The contest is open to students in NC counties of Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Haywood, Henderson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey and students in SC counties of Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, and Greenville.

The following prizes will be awarded:
Middle School – Visual Art, Sculpture, Poetry ($100 each) and Grand Prize ($300)
High School – Visual Art, Sculpture, Poetry, ($100 each) and Grand Prize ($300)
Community College – Visual Art, Sculpture, Poetry ($100 each) and Grand Prize ($300)

Winning artworks will be displayed at WCQS studios, Asheville Museum of Science, and Pisgah Astronomical Research  Institute (PARI).

To learn more and to apply for this juried art-science competition, download the application.

Thanks to the American Astronomical Society Julena Steinheider Duncombe Mini-Grants program for making this project possible.