The Grand Prize winning entry, entitled “Pioneers of the Cosmos,” paints a picture of hope for the future of humanity. Successful habitation of an orbital space settlement and propagation of the human species in space has been accomplished. The foreground of this image reveals an intimate family setting after the birth of a new baby. Neptune, reflected in a light sail, and its moon Triton are visible in the background through the large window of the birthing room.
“Pioneers of the Cosmos” is a digital painting by Adrianna Allen, a student from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI, where she is working on a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Medical Illustration. She has a website at photonillustration.com.