Students at St Cronans National School were asked to draw pictures of the Sun to celebrate Sun-Earth Day 2011. They were allowed to look at SDO images for their inspiration. From the 49 pictures the top three are shown here. The First Place drawing was inspired by the composite image from the SDO First Light.
Second place was inspired by the solar flare at disk center on Valentine's Day.
The image selected for third place was inspired by coronal loops seen against the limb of the Sun.
All the drawings were done using soft pastels on black paper during a special workshop at the school on March 15th. A pack of NASA solar educational materials, DVD's Posters, etc., was given to each student.
You can read about the contest at the teacher's blog
Congratulations to the class for safe solar viewing and thanks for the pictures!