COVID19 Art Gallery Page

Art Competition

Everyone is invited to make a piece of Astronomy inspired art!

Your art work can take on any form but should be inspired by our University of Southampton research into the ‘life cycle of stars’, Supernova and Dark Energy. Have a look at Vincent Van Gogh's Painting Starry Night for inspiration too!

Van Gogh 1
Submit your work online using the hashtag #SotonAstroArt.
Deadline for entries 5pm on 25th July 2020 (Same as SOTSEF goes Digital)

Three categories for young entrants:

Category 1- children aged from 0 to 11 years old inclusive.

Category 2 – young people from 12 – 16 years old inclusive.

Category 3 – young people from 17-18 years old inclusive.

This is an international competition so all young people from across the World may enter.

There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize within each age category.

The 1st prize for all 4 age categories will be: Glow in the dark planets, Professional Art set and a Hobermans sphere.

2nd and 3rd prizes will be just Glow in the dark planets.

All winners will have the opportunity to have their actual art work exhibited in the next #SotonAstroArt exhibit date TBC.

Judging will be done by Dr Sadie Jones and Dr Pearl John.

Art entries

Art work can take on any form but should be inspired by the entrants own research of the ‘Physics of Stars’, Supernova and Dark Energy.


People can submit a photo of their art work to Dr Sadie Jones and Dr Pearl John at by email or a post on social media (Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #SotonAstroArt to ensure we see it).

Make sure you put your age e.g. ‘13 years old’ or at least which age category you are entering e.g. ‘2’ and where you are in the world, ideally including both the town and country, e.g. ‘Southampton, UK’ when you email it and/or post it online.

NO Names needed in your submission! Just tell us your age and location.

We will contact the prize winners following our judging via the email they used or social media account they posted from by mid-August 2020 to tell them they have won a prize.


Here is a collection of Artwork produced during the COVID19 Shutdown