Project Mars Competition

SHOOT A FILM. MAKE A POSTER.
TELL YOUR STORY OF NASA’S PLANS FOR MARS!
In collaboration with NASA, SciArt Exchange presents Project Mars Competition: your chance to tell the story of human exploration of deep space.
NASA’s exploration missions will help build a flexible, reusable and sustainable infrastructure that will last multiple decades and support missions of increasing complexity to enable missions to Mars. Orion is NASA’s new spacecraft that will take astronauts to the Moon and beyond to make new discoveries about our solar system and unlock the mysteries of our own planet Earth. Orion will launch from a modernized Kennedy Space Center in Florida on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket in the world, capable of launching and carrying habitation, propulsion and logistics modules for a proposed deep space gateway, as well as landers, rovers and other surface systems that will be needed for a Martian voyage.

ENTRY DEADLINE
AUGUST 31 2018

CONTEST JUDGING
SEPTEMBER 2018

WINNERS NOTIFIED
OCTOBER 2018

OPENING NIGHT
TBD

FILM SPECIFICATIONS
Videos can be submitted as private Vimeo or YouTube links. Winning entries will need to be provided at the following settings:

Duration: 2 to 5 minutes
Resolution: 1920x1080
Frame rates: 29.97, 24, or 25
Bitrate: 20Mbs
Codec: H.264
Sound Codec: AAC-LC
Audio sample rate: 48 KHz
Audio bitrate: 320 kbps
POSTER SPECIFICATIONS
Posters should be submitted as PDF Files optimized for on screen viewing. Winning entries will need to be provided as full resolution printable files.

Standard on sheet size of 27" x 41"

Raster images may be used for poster elements. Images should be no smaller than 150 dpi. Rasterized typography should be 300 dpi or greater.

All fonts should be converted to outlines prior to submission.
NASA RESOURCES
You may use NASA images, videos, and 3D models in your projects:

+ VIDEOS
+ PHOTOS: ORION | SLS
+ 3D MODELS: ORION | SLS
+ NASA's Orion Spacecraft
+ NASA's Space Launch System
+ NASA's 21st Century Spaceport
+ NASA's Deep Space Gateway

THE PRIZES

PROJECT MARS THANKS OUR SPONSORS FOR SUPPORTING THIS COMPETITION!
BOEING
LOCKHEED MARTIN
DELAWARE NORTH
FUTURAMIC
ALL POINTS LOGISTICS
ORBITAL ATK
JACOBS

FILM
Three prizes will be awarded in the film category:

$10,000 Grand Prize
$5,000 Judge’s Prize
$5,000 Judge’s Prize

POSTER
Eight prizes will be awarded in the poster category:

1 X $1,500 FIRST PLACE
2 X $1,000 SECOND PLACE
5 X $500 THIRD PLACE

CONTACT INFO

EMAIL: INFO@SCIARTEXCHANGE.ORG

Website: 
http://www.projectmarscompetition.org/

Films in consideration for the Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair