Congratulations to the 2017 Skywalkers Winners!

This year, 2829 pupils 7 to 13 years old from around the world participated in the Skywalkers category of the Odysseus Contest.  As their boundless imagination was captured by Space, they created amazing artwork, which made the task of the evaluators very difficult.  After two rounds of selection we are delighted to announce the 2017 International winners of the Skywalkers category and to thank all the contestants, their teachers and families for helping make Odysseus Contest a success.

In Juniors Skywalkers Angelina Makula, from the PG St. Ursula School in Salzburg, Austria wins the Grand Prize with the picture entitled “Earth in the future! Erde in der Zukunft”.

Earth in the future! Erde in der Zukunft

Otylia Korczak from Szkoła Podstawowa, in Świątniki Górne, Poland won second place honors with the picture “Europa w kosmosie – Europe in space”.

Giacomo Bertoli, from the “Cristoforo Colombo” primary school, in Pantianicco, Italy created an inspiring construction entitled “Skermus” with robots in a Mars base and won third place honors.

Europa w kosmosie



In the Senior Skywalkers Kim Hansen, from Collège Stendhal, in Toulouse, France wins the Grand Prize, with “Seule”, picturing a young girl looking at the night sky and wondering if Earth is the only inhabited planet in the Universe.


Danny Enjalran, from Collège la Sidoine, in Trévoux, France won second place honors with “Tentaculore” a sculpture made by clay, picturing a monster absorbing planets.

Eleni Tsakmani, from the 1st Experimental Primary School of Thessaloniki, Greece, won third place honors with  a colorful and impressive picture entitled “Το σύμπαν με μια άλλη ματιά – The Universe with another look”, showing an alternative way of drawing the Universe.


The Univerrse with another look


Non-EU 2017 Skywalker Winners and Runners-Up

Many thanks to the 181 Skywalker contestants from non-EU countries for their enthusiastic participation in the 2017 Odysseus contest and congratulations to all for their amazing entries, which made the task of selecting the winners very difficult.

In the Juniors category the 2017 winner is Elçin Ateş, from the Fenerbahçe Koleji, in Istanbul, Turkey, with the picture entitled “Flaming sun”.

Flaming Sun

In Seniors the 2017 non-EU winner is Isabela Araujo Jara, from the Colegio Saint Andrew’s, in La Florida, Bolivia, with the picture “En el cosmos”.

En el cosmos

Five more entries (3 Juniors and 2 Seniors) qualified as runners-up to the final round of selection.

In the Juniors category the runners-up are: Diana Helen Kristensen, from Norway with the picture “Dronningen Lapiz – The queen Lapiz”,  Viktoria Lagård, also from Norway with the picture “Liv i verdensrommet – Life in space” and Shelda Santos, from East Timor, with the picture “O calor do Sol”.

In Seniors the two runners-up are: Felipe Bordalo, from Brazil, with the picture “Foguete Despravador – Pioneer Rocket” and Nicolas Zapata Arce from Bolivia, with the picture “Fiesta de Planetas”.

Dronningen Lapiz – The queen Lapiz

Liv i verdensrommet – Life in space

O calor do Sol

Foguete Despravador

Fiesta de Planetas

Belgian Skywalker 2017 Winner and Runner Up

Congratulations to all Skywalkers from Belgium, who submitted very inspiring artwork in the 2017 Odysseus contest.

The winner is Mac Tran, pupil at the Collège Saint Pierre Uccle, with the picture entitled “Système solaire”.

One more entry from Belgium also qualified to the final round of selection.  It is the picture “Diastimiki Poli – Space City” submitted by Polyxeni Koutsouki (Juniors category).

Système solaire

Diastimiki Poli