What is Mission: 10,000 Rockets?Every invention starts from a simple drawing on a paper. To celebrate the Digital Globe™ rocket launch that will capture high-resolution pictures for Bing™ Maps, we want to borrow kids’ imagination to create the rocket of tomorrow. This is an educational project developed by Bing™.
For this contest we are asking kids from grades K-12 to draw the rocket of tomorrow. Drawings must be submitted through www.artsonia.com from 10/8/09 – 11/25/09. The drawings will be judged by a panel of Microsoft employees in conjunction with scientists who will select three that inspire them and turn these student drawings into 3-D models to honor their invention. The selections will be made by grade level brackets, with one chosen in each bracket; K-5, 6-8, 9-12. The first 10,000 drawings will be showcased on a dedicated gallery website (www.10000rockets.com) in addition to the Artsonia.com classroom gallery. These drawings will also be placed into a commemorative Mission: 10,000 rockets book and sold on 10000rockets.com for $39.95.
Of the first 10,000 drawings submitted, every school that submits at least 20 qualified drawings will be entered into a drawing to win a $5,000 donation from Bing and 1/8 of the Mission: 10,000 rockets book proceeds to be used towards future school projects.
Printed educational materials will go out to the first 500 teachers who submit a request through www.artsonia.com. Digital versions of these materials will also be available for download on 10000rockets.com after 10/8/2009.
What are the Dates of the Contest?
• Submissions can begin October 8th, 2009 through Artsonia.com.
• Final submissions must be received by 11:59pm PT on November 25, 2009.
• Drawings will be selected to be made into 3-D Models when we reach 10,000 submissions.
What are the Eligibility Requirements for the Contest?• Participants must be in the 50 United States or District of Columbia
• Participating teachers must register on Artsonia.com
• Participating students must be between the grades K-12.
• Participating teachers may only submit one drawing per student for this call for art.
• Parents of participating students must be registered with Artsonia prior to 11/25/2009 to have their drawing qualify for this promotion. Parent must contact the student’s art teacher to request a security key prior to registration.
• Participating schools must have a donation acceptance program to receive donations.
• The winning education institutions must provide Microsoft with an acceptance letter prior to accepting the donation.
How Are Entries Judged and Winners Selected?Drawings will be categorized into 3 grade level brackets; K-5, 6-8, 9-12. Judges will be a team of Microsoft employees in conjunction with scientists. The judges will select one drawing from each age group to be turned into 3-D Models. Drawings will be chosen based on creativity and innovation.
The first 10,000 qualified drawings entered by artists through Artsonia.com will be published in the Mission: 10,000 rockets book along with the artist’s first name and grade.
What Are the Prizes?• Out of the first 10,000 entries, eight schools will be randomly selected from among all schools that submitted at least 20 drawings, to each receive a $5,000 cash donation and 1/8 of the Mission: 10,000 rockets book proceeds.
• The first 10,000 students who submit their qualified drawing through Artsonia.com will be published in the Mission: 10,000 rockets book.
• The first 10,000 students who have artwork submitted through their teacher will have their art featured on the Artsonia.com classroom gallery and the 10000rockets.com gallery.
• Judges will select one drawing from each grade level bracket; K-5, 6-8, 9-12, to be rendered into 3-D models. Images of these models will be posted on 10000rockets.com.
How will Winners be Announced?• Teacher’s whose students art have been chosen to be turned into a 3-D model will be notified via email through Artsonia.com and the student’s first name and grade will be posted on 10000rockets.com.
• The eight schools randomly selected to receive the $5,000 cash donation and 1/8 of the Mission: 10,000 rockets book proceeds will be notified via email through Artsonia.com and will also be listed on 10000rockets.com.