Science Museum Announces ‘Alien’ Drawing Competition

The Science Museum in London launched a competition calling on young people to draw a picture of their imaginary ‘space friend’ – such as a friendly alien from a distant planet, in the hope of seeing their artwork printed on a banner and displayed on the outside of the Science Museum this autumn.

Winning picture will decorate the outside of the museum whilst it is cleaned following a public vote over the summer

Text to vote for your favourite design and the donation will help fund the makeover

The competition, which is free to enter and open to children aged 14 years old and under, will encourage young people to get creative and draw inspiration from the Science Museum’s space collections as well as their favourite science fiction stories. It’s also an opportunity to raise money for the Museum – as the entries come in, the public will be able to text to vote for their favourite design. Each time someone texts – they will make a £3 donation which will go towards the funding of the cleaning of the outside of the Museum over the summer.

The 20 entries that receive the most votes will be put to a judging panel – who will choose the winner in September. The winner’s artwork will then be recreated and displayed on the outside of the museum for the public to enjoy.

The Museum needs to carry out this work to prevent further deterioration of the façade and all donations will help to fund the essential work.

The competition started on, Wednesday 29 June. To enter the competition or to find out terms and conditions visit

Image: The Science Museum

The closing date for entries is Sunday 4 September. The winner’s artwork will be displayed on the outside of the museum later in September.

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