SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Asteroid Day, the official United Nations’ day of global awareness and education about asteroids, and Redbubble, the largest global marketplace for independent artists, are partnering to inspire the world about asteroids.
Redbubble announced the launch of a global design contest in May, calling on a community of more than 845,000 artists around the world to create asteroid-related art. Following the contest’s conclusion on June 15, Asteroid Day signatories and astronauts Ed Lu, Nicole Stott, Tom Jones, Chris Hadfield, and Leland Melvin will select three winners and unveil their designs on Asteroid Day Live, June 28th. Winners will receive public recognition from the Asteroid Day signatories, and one grand prize winner will receive a $500 cash award.
“Art is a critical communicator for all ages, and we are delighted to engage the Redbubble artist community with this new partnership,” commented Danica Remy, co-founder of Asteroid Day. “Redbubble has provided Asteroid Day with another means to reach a diverse audience in our quest to educate and inspire the world about asteroids.”
Throughout the duration of the contest, non-artists also have the opportunity to participate via weekly trivia challenges on social media that aim to raise awareness about the importance of Asteroid Day. Each week, a trivia participant will be selected at random to receive a $100 voucher to Redbubble.
Redbubble is the official merchandise partner for Asteroid Day, providing a way for independent organizers and partners everywhere to commemorate the fifth annual celebration of Asteroid Day with unified products.
Redbubble is a marketplace that gives independent artists a meaningful new way to sell their work. Artists upload designs, regional fulfillers print it on more than 60 high-quality products, and someone gets the awesome unique thing they wanted. Over 845,000 artists from 190 countries have made more than 100 million dollars selling their designs through Redbubble.
Asteroid Day was co-founded in 2014, by Dr. Brian May, astrophysicist and lead guitarist for the rock band Queen; Danica Remy, B612 President; Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart; and filmmaker Grig Richters. Asteroid Day is held on 30 June each year to mark Earth’s largest asteroid impact in recorded history, the Siberia Tunguska event. In 2016, Asteroid Day was declared by the United Nations as a global day of education to raise awareness about asteroids opportunities and risks. Global partners include: Association of Space Explorers, B612, OHB SE, SES, BCE, EC GROUP, the Government of Luxembourg and Luxembourg Space Agency. Asteroid Day Gala sponsors in 2019 include Tito's Vodka, Luxaviation and Banque Internationale à Luxembourg.
Official Asteroid Day merchandise: https://www.redbubble.com/people/AsteroidDay/shop
Asteroid Day Challenge website: https://blog.redbubble.com/2019/05/asteroid-day-artist-challenge/
Submit art to: www.redbubble.com; Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, use hashtag #asteroiddayart.
Examples of Art submissions: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/asteroiddayart/