Sphere XO Student Design Challenge

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About the Challenge



The inaugural Sphere XO Student Design Challenge is a collaboration between Sphere and the Clark County School District (CCSD) and University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) that has provided more than 100,000 Clark County-based students, ranging from elementary school through college, with an opportunity to create art for the Exosphere, Sphere’s LED exterior. It marks two noteworthy firsts for the venue – both the first time the general public will have a say in what appears on the Exosphere, and the first time members of the general public have created art for the exterior of the venue.


Winners Selection

Four winners – one from each student group – will be chosen by public voting, and four winners – one from each student group – will be selected by professional artists who have previously designed for the Exosphere, including Refik Anadol and Michela Picchi.



The inaugural Challenge's theme is the 4th of July, with winning students’ artwork debuting on the Exosphere on July 4, 2024.



In addition to seeing their work displayed on the Exosphere, winning high school and UNLV students will receive a $10,000 educational scholarship from Sphere, while winning elementary and middle school students will earn a $10,000 donation from Sphere for their school’s art program to further art education in public schools, along with tickets for their entire school to attend The Sphere Experience™.

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