“A Friendlier World with Air Sports” Theme of International Aviation Art Contest

by Meredith Alt
WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics
Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue

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 “A Friendlier World with Air Sports.” Air sports bring people together and create friendships that connect people of all ages from all over the world. Air sports include a broad range of activities, including drone racing, participating in air shows, paragliding and beyond. Art that celebrates air sports could involve exciting ground preparations for an aerial event, activities in the air, or inspirational images encouraging others to reach their highest potential. Students are encouraged to create their own artistic vision of air sports!

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.

Prizes: The top three entries in each age group will receive a $25 Gift Card (sponsored by Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium and the Wisconsin chapters of Women in Aviation International).

Wisconsin participants should send artwork and the authenticity form included in the 2021 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 Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

For more information and to download the official brochure, see the WisDOT website at wisconsindot.gov/artcontest. For questions, contact Meredith Alt, WisDOT Aviation Education Program Manager, at meredithl.alt@dot.wi.gov or (608) 266-8166.

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