State winners of the International Aviation Art Contest

Contact: Michael Frezell, MDOT Office of Communications
517-335-7176
Agency: Transportation

Fast facts:
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The International Aviation Art Contest was open to children ages 6-17.
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The top three winners will compete in the national contest held in Washington, D.C.
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This year's contest theme is "Flight into the Future."
- A total of 53 entries were received.

March 5, 2018 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of Aeronautics has announced the state winners of the International Aviation Art Contest, sponsored by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). The contest was open to children between the ages of 6 and 17 to combine art and aviation. The 2018 winners' artwork can be seen on MDOT's Facebook page at: https://goo.gl/pwExzi.  

Place

Name

Age

School

City

Category I

1

Maryam Faris

8

Michigan Islamic Academy

Ann Arbor

2

Eiliya Syed

8

Michigan Islamic Academy

Ann Arbor

3

Ayesha Khawaja

8

Michigan Islamic Academy

Ann Arbor

Category II

1

Ryan Wang

13

Greenhills School

Ann Arbor

2

Allison Yang

13

Tappan Middle School

Ann Arbor

3

Kathryn Aumann

12

Concordia Lutheran

Redford

Category III

1

Nadia Haibali

15

Michigan Islamic Academy

Ann Arbor

2

Laela Tul Qader

17

Michigan Islamic Academy

Ann Arbor

3

Aina Zaidi

16

Michigan Islamic Academy

Ann Arbor

 
Entries were judged on Jan. 30 by Office of Aeronautics staff in three classes, according to age and at least in part for its creative use of the theme "Flight into the Future" in relation to the aviation world. A total of 53 entries were received. The top three entries in each age group were forwarded on March 1 to Washington, D.C., to be judged in the national competition.
 
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.

For more information and the contest's rules, visit http://bit.ly/2cRqqBK.