“Beyond The Clouds” Is Theme For 2017 International Aviation Art Contest… Entries Wanted!

by Karen Broitzman
Aerospace Education Manager
WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics
Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017

Calling all artists between the ages of 6 and 17, the International Aviation Art Contest is now underway! This year’s theme is “Beyond The Clouds.”

The world of aviation is always changing as each new generation of pilots and designers bring their vision of flight to the world. Now it’s your time to grab your favorite art supplies and turn your imagination loose.  Create a work of art that celebrates the adventures and excitement only available in that special place beyond the clouds.

Entries will be judged on the creative use of the theme in relation to the aviation world. The top three entries in each age group will advance to the national competition and receive the following awards:
1st Place: $100 art supply gift certificate or an airplane ride for the winner and a guest.
2nd Place: $75 art supply gift certificate.
3rd Place: $50 art supply gift certificate.

National 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive certificates, ribbons, a framed reproduction of their artwork, and advance to the international competition where entrants compete for certificates and gold, silver or bronze medals.

Wisconsin participants, please send artwork to:

Karen Broitzman
Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aeronautics
4802 Sheboygan Avenue Room 701
Madison, WI 53707-7914

All artwork for the state competition must be postmarked by Friday, January 20, 2017.

To download the official brochure and entry form or view past Wisconsin winners and more, please visit the “Art Contest” web page on the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics website at: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/aeronautics/education/art.aspx.

For questions, contact Karen Broitzman at karenl.broitzman@dot.wi.gov or (608) 266-8166.

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