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
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
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
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,
GROUP, the Government
of Luxembourg and Luxembourg
Space Agency. Asteroid Day Gala sponsors in 2019 include Tito’s
Internationale à Luxembourg.
Official Asteroid Day merchandise: https://www.redbubble.com/people/AsteroidDay/shop
Day Challenge website: https://blog.redbubble.com/2019/05/asteroid-day-artist-challenge/
art to: www.redbubble.com;
Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, use hashtag #asteroiddayart.
of Art submissions: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/asteroiddayart/