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Press Release: U.S. student places 3rd in International Youth Aviation Art Contest

Tuesday, May 21, 2019  
Posted by: NASAO





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U.S. student places 3rd in International Youth Aviation Art Contest

Artist: Quanjie Dai, TX

Washington, DC (May 21, 2019) – The winners of the International Young Artist Contest have been announced by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). FAI sponsors the International Aviation Art Contest to inspire young people to illustrate the importance of aviation through art. Awarded third place in the international Senior age category (14-17 years old) is U.S. student, Quanjie Dai, from Texas. Dai is one of the 10 youth artists who placed nationally in the U.S. portion of the contest, which is coordinated annually by the NASAO Center for Aviation Research and Education.

NASAO’s 2019 U.S. national contest had 200 state finalists submitted from 26 states. Participation in the state contests continues to grow with numerous states receiving hundreds of submissions. North Carolina had a landslide submission rate of over 2,000 works of art.

Participants: Each FAI member country sponsors their own national contest, and then submits the national winners to the International Jury each year. Students between the ages of 6 through 17 may participate. Entries are judged in three age categories: 6 – 9 years old, 10 – 13 years old, and 14 – 17 years old. Judges assess technical skill and the creative use of the theme in relation to the aviation world.

Theme: This year’s theme, My Dream to Fly, inspired students to reflect on aviation’s ability to inspire and spark innovation. 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.

U.S. contest support to NASAO: The U.S. portion of the contest is sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), and sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education with additional support from NASAO members.


View the winning artwork:

U.S. National Contest winning entries can be viewed here

International Contest winning entries can be viewed here





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