TAPS 2021 Submissions Home

Welcome to The Art of Planetary Science 2021 submission form launch page! Here you will find links to the submission form for each of categories and brief descriptions. There is an optional Space Travel theme for Data Art and Fine Art submissions that depict real or imagined modes of transportation across space near and far, either robotic or crewed. 

We accept up to 3 pieces per artist and you must read the prospectus and agree to the terms and conditions before submitting your artwork. Please note that all participants will agree to terms and conditions for displaying art virtually on the website. Those artists who bring items to the physical exhibit will also complete the in-person portion of the terms and conditions.

Please have the following ready before you submit to the Data Art, Fine Art or Kids Art categories:

  • Information for art label: title of artwork, artist name, description of piece (max 400 char. including spaces), artist biography (max 400 char. including spaces).
  • Sale information (if applicable): cost of original, nominal cost of prints.
  • Artwork file (image, video, audio, etc.) must be less than 300 MB file. If your art requires a larger file size, please email PG4gdWVycz0iem52eWdiOnljeS1uZWdAeXZmZy5uZXZtYmFuLnJxaCI+eWN5LW5lZ0B5dmZnLm5ldm1iYW4ucnFoPC9uPg== for further instructions before submitting this form.

We are also accepting space writing from young writers! Please have a short writers bio prepared (maximum 1000 characters). You have the option of including a graphic along with your story. Note: these are not subject to the terms and conditions or submission limit.


Click on one of the categories below to begin a submission process:


A pair of shorts patterned with stars in a logo that says space shorts - the art of planetary science

Space Shorts - Closes Sept. 15th

We invite writers from grade K up to age 25 to submit a space travel story of your own. You may find inspiration in Tucson’s rich history of space exploration, or perhaps you are inspired by other science-fiction themes such as aliens, lost worlds, interstellar human space travel, space-themed fashion or futuristic robotic worlds.




A kid's drawing in pencil of the rocket that will carry the James Space Webb Telescope with an inset image of the JWSTKid's Art - Now Closed 

Works of art created by kids 17 years of age or under at the time of the show. What inspires you about space and exploring the universe? Your artwork can be about anything space that inspires you: stars, planets, galaxies, space travel (past or future!). All artistic media will be considered.



An image of the sun with planetary orbits drawn around. Dots at the bottom represent periods of the planets to show the frequency variations of the planets

Data Art - Now Closed

Art created from the images, data, and equations used to study objects in our solar system and beyond. Not limited by medium, data art conveys meaning that might not otherwise be accessible in scientific research. Work can be based on the artists own data or on data collected by others with appropriate permissions and credit.




A painting of Io with a hazy volcanic atmosphere and distinct volcanos on the surface.Fine Art - Now Closed

Art that expresses planetary, astronomy and scientific themes. Reveal what inspires you about the solar system, the galaxy, other planets and stars and the cosmos. All artistic media will be considered and submissions may be in the form of 2D images, 3D objects, audio or video files.