The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched a comic book competition inviting 14 to 18 year olds to submit artwork that tells the story of ‘seeds in space’.
The IAEA and FAO sent crop seeds in to space at the end of last year. These seeds are being exposed to a complex mixture of cosmic radiation and harsh space conditions, which could lead to the growth of new plant varieties that can withstand the effects of climate change and help fight global hunger.
Youth around the world are invited to create a paper or digital illustration to portray one of the six main steps of the seeds’ journey to the International Space Station (ISS), and what happens when they arrive back on Earth.
The winning design will be used as the inspiration behind the visuals of the official Seeds in Space comic book.
Deadline for entries: 16 April 2023