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International Aviation Art Contest 2021: "A Friendlier World with Air Sports"

The 2020 U.S. National Art Contest winners have been selected! Click here to view.

Since 1989 the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) has hosted 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 conducted by NASAO and the NASAO Center for Aviation Research and Education. The U.S. contest is sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), and supported 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 State Members.

Children between the ages of 6 and 17 may participate. Entries will be judged in three classes, according to age and at least in part for its creative use of the theme in relation to the aviation world. Each FAI member country sponsors the contest in their country, and submits national winners to the International Jury each year.


BROCHURE

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DEADLINE

State contest: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

All artwork being submitted to State Contests must be postmarked by Jan 19, 2021.

National contest: Friday, February 26, 2021

States must have their winning entries submitted to NASAO by February 26 in order to be entered into the National Contest.

NO individual entries will be accepted for the National Contest; only entries that are submitted via the state representatives listed below. 

National Contest Mailing Address:
  National Aeronautic Association
c/o Signature Flight Support
Reagan National Airport
Hangar 7, Suite 202
Washington,  DC 20001

  USPS or UPS is encouraged.


THEME – “A Friendlier World with Air Sports”

When we think of aviation, our first thoughts go to the sky. We imagine what it would be like soaring through the air in a glider, floating across the sky in a hot air balloon, or maybe even twisting and looping through the clouds in an aerobatic plane. While being in the sky is glamorous, it is only part of the adventure. Every journey begins on the ground with a team of people working together to make something magical happen. 

Working together, a group of aviation enthusiasts can accomplish what one person alone never could. The friendships created in this process are one of the things that keeps people coming back to air sports again and again. The friends that meet to hang glide share laughs on cliff sides around the world. Hot air balloonists enjoy meals with the crew of the chase vehicle after flight across the countryside. Air shows, of course, offer it all. Everyone is invited to share in the joy that sport aviation produces. Pilots love talking about their planes, ground crews share the work required to keep everything safe and in top shape. Every aircraft is a conversation starter. Each one gives people a chance to ask questions or share their own aviation stories. The chance to take a ride is irresistible to some, while others enjoy eating tasty food and watching the show overhead. A single parachutist in the sky can hold the attention of hundreds of people below. When the day's adventure is over, both participants and spectators leave with new friends, as well as stories to share among themselves and others. 

Air sports brings people together and creates friendships that connect people from all over the world and of all ages. Now it's your turn to grab your favorite art supplies and create a poster that captures the friendlier world that comes from people meeting and sharing their love of sport aviation.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Youths ages 6 - 17 are encouraged to participate in the contest, even if they are related to officials or employees of NASAO, FAI, or any of its member organizations.

Group I Junior Category:

Date of birth between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2014

Group II Category Intermediate:

Date of birth between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2010

Group III Senior Category:

Date of birth between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2006

CONTEST RULES

The U.S. contest is part of an international program run by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). All contest rules (with the exception of the U.S. contest deadline dates) are set by FAI.

FORMAT & REPRESENTATION

  • 11 x 17 inches (Ledger/Tabloid)
  • Artwork must NOT be framed or outlined with borders
  • Artwork should clearly represent the theme of the contest

MEDIUM

Permitted: acrylic, oil paint, watercolor, indelible marker pens, felt-tip pens, soft ball-point pens, indelible ink, Crayola or any similar indelible medium. 

NOT permitted: non-permanent mediums such as pencil or charcoal; computer-generated artwork; collage work involving the use of photocopies.

MARKINGS

Certificate of authenticity (see brochure) must be attached to the back of the artwork.

The following information must be included on the back of the art:

  • first and last name
  • mailing address
  • date of birth
  • name and address of child's school


TITLE
There is no need for a title on the poster and entrants can decide for themselves whether or not to include one; however there should be a clearly recognizable link to the theme of the contest.

REPRODUCTION RIGHTS
Once received, entries become (and remain) the property of the State Sponsors and NASAO, and may be used for a variety of purposes. States may request art be returned to them by providing a return mail slip and packaging along with the artwork being submitted to NASAO.

Those forwarded for international judging become the property of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), however, FAI will try to return the original artwork.

AWARDS

STATE AWARDS
Entries in each age group are judged and state winners and runners-up are selected. Winners receive recognition from their state. The top three entries in each age group are forwarded to Washington D.C. to be judged in the national competition.

NATIONAL AWARDS

1st, 2nd and 3rd place national winners from each age group are selected from the state submissions. All national winning artwork is forwarded to FAI for the international competition.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
Winners of the international competition receive certificates and gold, silver, or bronze medals.

WHERE TO SUBMIT (For residents of these states and territories only) 

Alabama
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Alaska

Linda Bustamante
Alaska DOT & PF Statewide Aviation
P.O. Box 196900
Anchorage, AK 99513-7587
Linda.bustamante@alaska.gov
(907) 266-2596

Arizona
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Arkansas

Richard Mills
Arkansas Department of Aeronautics
2315 Crisp Drive, Hangar 8
Little Rock, AR 72202
richard.mills@mail.state.ar.us
Phone (501) 376-6781

California
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone (928) 777-3877

Colorado
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Connecticut
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Delaware
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Florida
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Georgia
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Guam
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Hawaii
Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division
Honolulu International Airport
400 Rodgers Blvd., Suite 700
Honolulu, HI 96819-1880
Phone (808) 838-8701

Idaho

Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Illinois
Prudence Draper
Illinois Department of Transportation
Division of Aeronautics
1 Langhorne Bond Drive
Springfield, Illinois 62707-8415
Phone (217) 524-8825
Prudence.Draper@Illinois.gov

Indiana

Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Iowa
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Kansas
Megan MacPherson
Corporate Communications Manager
Division of Aviation
Kansas Department of Transportation
700 SW Harrison St., 9th Floor
Topeka, KS 66603
macpherson.megan@ks.gov
785-296-2553

Kentucky
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Louisiana
Tonjia Summerell
Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development
1201 Capitol Access Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Tonjia.summerell@la.gov
Phone (225) 379-3053

Maine
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Maryland
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (410) 859-7064

Massachusettes
Steven Rawding
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Drive, Suite 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
steven.rawding@state.ma.us
Phone (617) 412-3691

Michigan
Leanne Hengesbach
Office of Aeronautics
2700 Port Lansing Rd.
Lansing, MI 48906
hengesbachL@michigan.gov
Phone (517) 335-9756

Minnesota
Shalette Cauley-Wandrick
Minnesota Department of Transportation, Aeronautics
222 E. Plato Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55107
shalette.cauley-wandrick@state.mn.us
Phone (651) 234-7180

Mississippi
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Missouri
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928)-777-3877

Montana
Harold Dramstad
2630 Airport Road
Helena, MT 59620
hdramstad@mt.gov
Phone 406-444-9568

Nebraska
David Morris
Nebraska Department of Aeronautics
PO Box 82088
Lincoln, NE 68501
david.morris@nebraska.gov
Phone (402) 471-2371

Nevada
Kurt Haukohl
State Aviation Manager
Nevada Department of Transportation
1263 S. Stewart St
Carson City, NV 89712
khaukohl@dot.state.nv.us
Phone (775) 888-7353

New Hampshire
Danielle R. Plant
Division of Aeronautics Rail and Transit
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 483
Concord, NH 03302-0483
Danielle.Plant@dot.nh.gov
Phone (603) 271-1094

New Jersey
Clare Mansfield
New Jersey Department of Transportation
Clare.Mansfield@dot.nj.gov
Phone (609) 963-2100

For FEDEX/UPS/Courier delivery:
NJDOT, Bureau of Aeronautics
Attn: Clare Mansfield
1035 Parkway Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08618

For US Post Office delivery:
NJDOT, Bureau of Aeronautics
Attn: Clare Mansfield
P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ 08625-0600

New Mexico
William Fitzpatrick
Aviation Division
New Mexico Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 9830
Albuquerque, NM 87119
william.fitzpatrick@state.nm.us
Phone (505) 244-1788 Ext. 113

New York
Donna Ann Harze
Federal Aviation Administration
1 Aviation Plaza
Jamaica, NY 11434-4809
Donna.Ann.Harze@faa.gov
Phone (718) 553-3368

North Carolina
Corbi Bulluck
NC DOT Division of Aviation
1560 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1560
cbulluck@ncdot.gov
Phone (919) 814-0550

North Dakota
Mike McHugh
North Dakota Aeronautics
Commission
2301 University Dr
Bismarck, ND 58504
mmchugh@nd.gov
Phone (701) 328-9653

Ohio
Mark Fields
Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Aviation
2829 West Dublin-Granville Rd
Columbus OH 43235
mark.fields@dot.ohio.gov
Phone (614) 387-2359

Oklahoma
Sandra Shelton
Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission
110 N. Robinson Ave., Ste. 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
sshelton@oac.ok.gov
Phone (405) 604-6915

Oregon
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Pennsylvania

Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@erau.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Puerto Rico
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Rhode Island
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

South Carolina
James Stephens
South Carolina Aeronautics Commission
2553 Airport Blvd
West Columbia, SC 29170-2142
jstephens@aeronautics.sc.gov
Phone (803) 896-6272

South Dakota
Jennifer Boehm
South Dakota Dept. of Transportation
Office of Local Transportation Programs
700 East Broadway Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
jennifer.boehm@state.sd.us
Phone (605) 773-4430

Tennessee
Alexandria Bagwell 
TDOT – Aeronautics Division
607 Hangar Lane, Bldg. 4219
Nashville, TN 37217
alexandria.bagwell@tn.gov
Phone (615) 770-6973

Texas
Becky Vick
150 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Becky.Vick@txdot.gov
Phone (512) 416-4504

Utah
Craig Ide
Aeronautical Operations Division
135 North 2400 West
Utah Department of Transportation
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
cide@utah.gov
Phone (801) 715-2260

Vermont
Ryan Ollis
Aviation Education Coordinator/ Operations Specialist
Agency of Transportation
National Life Building, Drawer 33
Montpelier, VT 5633
ryan.ollis@state.vt.us
802-828-3554

Virginia
Betty Wilson
Virginia Dept. of Aviation
5702 Gulfstream Road
Richmond, VA 23250-2422
betty.wilson@doav.virginia.gov
Phone (804) 225-3783 ext. 107

Washington
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

West Virginia
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Wisconsin
Meredith Alt
Wisconsin Department of Transportation – Bureau of Aeronautics
4822 Madison Yards Way, 5th Floor, South
Madison, WI 53707
meredithl.alt@dot.wi.gov
Phone (608) 266-8166

Wyoming
Michele Whipple
Wyoming Department of Transportation
200 E. 8th Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82009
michele.whipple@dot.state.wy.us
Phone (307) 777-3952

 

 

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