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Space Olympiad Junior Participation Procedure

Space Olympiad Junior(SOJ) Competition invites students from 1st to 8thto submit Literary & Visual art work expressing their creativity and vision.
Their submissions are judged by our panel including artists , scientists, teachers, engineers and astronauts. The winning artwork is woven into displays
and performance designed to relay the youth artists messages to other young people and artists around around the world.

Guidelines for hosting SOJ


1. Co1. SOJ Coordinating teacher may organize LEVEL 1 in school on the date mutually decicded by SOF and the school.
2. All entries in CAT-1/CAT-2 should clearly mention name , age, class, school, city in the A4 size artwork sheets.(format will be mailed to school)
3. Students can submit up to 2 entries restricting one entry in each category.
4. Original idea & neatness in presentation will add to qualifying for the National Level.
5. Student qualifying for the national level will be given a theme to pen their creativity.
6. Artwork by CAT-1 and CAT-2 student will be judged separately.
7. School SOJ Coordinator must whatsapp clear closeup short video and photograph of students while they are creating level-1 artwork and one group
photograph with school SOJ coordinator and school logo at back with student holding their SOJ level-1 artwork.

Artwork Guidelines

​- Visual Art

Drawing, Sketch, Painting on drawing sheet
26 x 36 cm or A4 Size
Artwork/Sketch- Oil paints not allowed
(only color pencils/crayons and water colors)​​

​-Literary Art

LANGUAGE - English or Hindi,
POEM, POETRY - Minimum 10 lines
SHORT STORY, ESSAY - Minimum 20 Lines​

CAT 1 ( GRADE 1-4) Eligible only for VISUAL ART
CAT-2 ( GRADE 5-8) Eligible for both VISUAL ART and LITERARY ART

Eligibility, Format  & Fee 


SOJ is open for Grade 1st to 8th students and will be held in two levels, State level and National level. Each Level can be taken by students offline in school (Duration -1 Hour).According to the age group,there are two separate categories in which the students can participate as mentioned below.


*CAT-1    (For Grade 1-4Students) eligible only for visual art – drawing/painting/Sketching.    

*CAT-2    (For Grade 5-8 students) eligible for both Visual art and Literary art. (Poem, poetry or short story)

Registration Fee 


Schools in India will pay (including GST) per student per category towards the cost of the examination INR 60 for level 1 and INR 550 for level 2. Schools may retain INR 10 in L-1 & INR 50 in L-2 respectively per student towards remuneration to teachers to guide, conduct and manage other miscellaneous expenses.


Level-1 Theme

Human Habitation on Moon  

Registration Process 

Your unique School Code (4 digits Code) shall be generated after which school can register for SOJ level-1.

All participants entries must be submitted online at  along with School Enrollment form, fee and students registration sheet(SRS)

School can register online and make payment for the Space Olympiad Junior through direct transfer (NEFT) or Web payment at

No spot registration will be accepted in any case.

All entries will be judged based upon original idea and creativity and shall become the property of SOF and cannot be returned due to the volume of entries received.

Award and Prizes

Common Prizes for both the Categories (CAT-1 & CAT-2)

1. Participation certificates for all in State level(L-1)

2. Students qualifying for National level are awarded Certificates of Excellence, COE.
3. 1st 3 rank holders of Level-2 from each school get ranking medals & certificates.*

4. Outstanding Level-2 artwork is displayed at national exhibition centres across India.

5. Best rated artworks in the national exhibition are sent to the International Humans in Space Youth Art Competition sponsored by NASA, USA


For teachers/SOJ school coordinator :- SOF diary/Coordinator's appreciation certificate.

For School:- SOF Diary for Principal / School particition certificate.

                          State wise best participation certificate at National Level
                          State wise best performance certificate at National Level

                          COE for top 10 Schools in India.

Separate Prizes for both the Categories

CAT 1 (Class 1 to 4)


1. Top 3 rank holders at National level, Level-2 get cash price of INR 10,000/- each.

2. Next 10 rank holders at National level, Level-2 get cash price of INR 5,000/- each.

3. All state toppers at National Level, Level 2 get cash prize of INR 3000/- each. 


CAT 2 (Class 5 to 8)

1. Top 3 rank holders at National level, Level-2 to visit Singapore on a study tour, fully sponsored by SOF.

2. Next 10 rank holders at National level, Level-2 to visit, ISRO,Bengaluru.

3.All state toppers at National Level, Level 2 to get an Astronomical Kit prize hamper. 


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