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U.S. Students Place in International Aviation Art Contest

Wednesday, August 5, 2020  
Posted by: NASAO

Washington, DC (August 5, 2020) – The winners of the 2020 International Young Artist Contest have been announced by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). FAI sponsors the International Aviation Art Contest to inspire youth to reflect on the importance of aviation, and express their ideas through art.

The competition takes place annually with students, aged 6-17, participating from thirteen FAI Member countries. Entries are judged in three age categories: Junior (6-9 years old); Intermediate (10-13); and Senior (14-17).

Three US students have been selected as winners in this year’s contest, themed Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow:

FIRST PLACE, Junior Category: FayFay He (age 9, Arizona)

SECOND PLACE, Junior Category: Lucas Peike Yan (age 8, Arizona)

THIRD PLACE, Senior Category: Kelly Huang (age 17, Arizona)


View all 2020 International Art Winners

He, Yan, and Huang are part of the nine 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, and sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). To qualify for the U.S. national contest, all artwork was first submitted into state level competitions, with the winning entries forwarded to NASAO for national award consideration. This year, NASAO received almost 200 works of art from 25 participating states.

Congratulations to the 2020 US National and International winners!

Details for the US portion of the 2021 contest, A Friendlier World with Air Sports, will be shared on the NASAO website in coming days.

U.S. contest support to NASAO: The U.S. portion of the contest is sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), and supported 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. Program brochures for school outreach are generously sponsored by Ken Cook Co.



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