International Aviation Art Contest

by Meredith Alt
Aviation Education Program Manager
WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics
Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020

Calling all artists between the ages of 6 and 17…the International Aviation Art Contest is now underway! The Bureau of Aeronautics at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, in partnership with the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), invites students to create a work of art that celebrates the adventures and excitement of the world of flight.

This year’s theme is “Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow.” Ancient stories from around the world tell us of those who wanted to take flight. Their dreams started to be realized in the late 1800s, when the pioneers of flight used new technologies to make human flight a reality. Each generation learns from those who come before it, and each helps build a future of new discoveries. Students are encouraged to create their own artistic vision of the past and future of aviation!

Entries will be judged on the creative use of the theme. The top three entries for each age group will advance to the national competition. These artists, plus an honorable mention for each group, will receive an award certificate and have their artwork displayed in a special exhibit at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.

Wisconsin participants should send artwork and the authenticity form included in the 2020 Aviation Art Contest brochure to:

Meredith Alt
Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aeronautics
4822 Madison Yards Way, 5th Floor, South
Madison WI 53705

All artwork for the state competition must be postmarked by Friday, January 17, 2020.

For more information and to download the official brochure, see the WisDOT website at For questions, contact Meredith Alt, WisDOT Aviation Education Program Manager, at or (608) 266-8166.

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