Astro-Art Competition winners announced

Manama, September 19 (BNA) Hob Al-Maskati won the creative challenge presented by the National Space Science Agency (NSSA) to students of Bahraini artists between the ages of 7 and 12 years.

Ali Al-Khanji and Dana Al-Saffar came in second place.

They beat more than 40 other participants who answered the challenge called Astro Art – a themed art competition that explores human space activity and the exciting applications of space science.

The winning artworks depicted the strong appeal of space and the ambition of young people to explore other worlds. The online competition saw various displays of astronomical art showcasing the wonders of the universe.

The winning space artists received STEM gifts as well as NSSA souvenirs. They have also taken faith in their unique creative ability and the belief that what they can envision is possible and worth pursuing.

Dr. Mohammed Al-Asiri, CEO of the NSSA, expressed his satisfaction with the way children and youth are responding to their efforts in promoting what is fun, curious and inspiring about space science, mathematics, engineering and mathematics in general.

He said, “I congratulate the winners for their wonderful work. I also thank everyone who sent their participation because it takes not only creativity, but the courage to put your work out there for the world to see. We hope they stay on the path to achieving their highest dreams. NSSA will always lend its support to educational initiatives that bring Bahrain closer to What is in space.

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