by Karen Broitzman
WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics
Calling all artists between the ages of 6 and 17, the International Aviation Art Contest is now underway!
This year’s theme is “Air Sports In Harmony With Nature.”
The beauty of the earth is never clearer than when seen from the air. From above, the fullness of nature is seen in ways unknowable from the ground. Helicopters give tours of the inaccessible rivers and canyons as balloons float across hometowns, each giving new insight into how land, water, animals, and people share their environments.
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 receive certificates, ribbons, a framed reproduction of their artwork, and advance to the international competition where entrants compete for certificates and gold, silver and bronze medals.
Wisconsin participants, please send artwork to:
Wisconsin DOT Bureau of Aeronautics
4802 Sheboygan Avenue Room 701
Madison, WI 53707-7914
All artwork for the state competition must be postmarked by Friday, January 22, 2016.
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/doingbus/aeronautics/education/art.aspx.
For questions, contact Karen Broitzman at email@example.com or call (608) 266-8166.