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Aspiring young artists wanted to fly high in International Aviation Art Contest

Fast facts:

  • The International Aviation Art Contest is open to children ages 6-17.
  • Michigan entries must be received by Jan. 9, 2024.
  • The top three winners will compete in the national contest held in Washington, D.C.

LANSING, Mich. - Calling all young aviators! Do you have a passion for airplanes, helicopters, drones, hot air balloons, or 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 International Aviation Art Contest 2024, 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, "Air Sports for a Peaceful World," 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. 9, 2024, by the following person:

Karin Palmer
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).

For contest rules and more information, please visit the International Aviation Art Contest website.