2019 North Carolina Aviation art contest takes flight

Published 8:00 am Friday, November 16, 2018

The power of art comes from its ability to move people.

The same is true about aviation.

To bring the two together, and engage young people in aviation and aeronautics in the state, the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation is sponsoring the 2019 North Carolina Aviation Art Contest.

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This year’s theme is “My Dream to Fly.”

All students who live in and/or attend school in North Carolina and were born between Jan. 1, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2012, are encouraged to participate by submitting their own artwork.

Prizes for the top three will be awarded to both the artist and their school across three age groups: junior (ages 6-9), intermediate (10-13), and senior (13-17).  The top three entries in each age group will also be forwarded to Washington, D.C., to be judged in the National Aviation Art Contest. National winners’ artwork will go on to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale’s headquarters in Switzerland for international judging.

Last year, a North Carolina student took second place in the national competition.

Submissions must be postmarked no later than Friday, Jan.  18, 2019. Artwork and a certificate of authenticity should be mailed to:

NCDOT Aviation Art Contest

NC Division of Aviation

1560 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1560

More information about the 2019 North Carolina Aviation Art Contest, including more about how to submit an entry, can be found on the NCDOT website, ncdot.gov.

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