Aspiring artists wanted to "Dream to Fly" in International Aviation Art Contest

Contact: Erika Hanses, MDOT Office of Aeronautics, 517-335-8174
Agency: Transportation

Fast facts:

  • The International Aviation Art Contest is open to children ages 6-17.
  • Entries must be received by Jan. 18, 2019.
  • The top three winners will compete in the national contest held in Washington, D.C.
  • This year's contest theme is "My Dream to Fly."

November 5, 2018 -- Calling all young aviators! Do you have a passion for airplanes, hot air balloons, gliders, or simply like to fly as a passenger? Do you like to draw, paint, or color? If so, here's a fun opportunity for children between the ages of 6 and 17 to combine art and aviation in the 2019 International Aviation Art Contest, sponsored by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).

Entries are judged in three classes, according to age and at least in part for its creative use of the theme "My Dream to Fly" in relation to the aviation world. Winners will receive recognition from their state. The top three entries in each age group will be forwarded to Washington, D.C., to be judged in the national competition. All Michigan entries must be received by Jan. 18, 2019, to the following person:

            Erika Hanses
            MDOT Office of Aeronautics
            2700 Port Lansing Road
            Lansing, MI 48906

Since 1989, the FAI has sponsored the International Aviation Art Contest to challenge young people to illustrate the importance of aviation through art. Demonstrating the impact of aeronautics through an interactive, fun medium such as art motivates youth of all ages to become more familiar with aeronautics, engineering and science. The U.S. portion of the contest is sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), managed by the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) Center for Aviation Research and Education, and sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott, Ken Cook Co., the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education, with additional support from NASAO members.

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