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INTERNATIONAL AVIATION ART CONTEST

Since 1989 the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) has sponsored the International Aviation Art Contest to challenge young people to illustrate the importance of aviation through art. Demonstrating the impact of aeronautics through an interactive, fun medium such as art motivates youth of all ages to become more familiar with aeronautics, engineering and science. The U.S. portion of the contest is sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), managed by the NASAO Center for Aviation Research and Education and sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautic University - Prescott, Ken Cook Co., the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education with additional support from NASAO members.

Children between the ages of 6 and 17 may participate. Entries will be judged in three classes, according to age and at least in part for its creative use of the theme in relation to the aviation world. Each FAI member country sponsors the contest in their country, and submits national winners to the International Jury each year. Learn more about the 2012 U.S. International Aviation Art Contest.

PAST THEMES AND WINNERS

2012 Silent Flight
2011 50 Years of Human Flight
2010 Flying with the Sun
2009 World Air Games
2008 Design an Aviation Stamp
2007 Airfield
2006 Air Sports and Nature in Harmony
2005 Create An Air Show Poster - More Than 100 Years of Human Flight
2004 Flying Saves Lives

2013 INTERNATIONAL AVIATION ART CONTEST

2013 Official Brochure and Entry Form
Deadline
Theme
Eligibility
Rules
Awards
Where to Submit

DEADLINE

All artwork for the state competition must be postmarked by Monday,  January 28, 2013. Learn where to submit entries for your state.

THEME – " My Favorite Air Sport "

Remember the first time you saw a kite flying in the air? Brightly colored, in all kinds of different shapes and sizes, they dart back and forth on the wind. Many pilots began their first flights running down a field with a kite holding onto a string waiting for the kite to catch the wind and jump into the sky.

The same wind that holds kites 10, 20, 50 feet in the air can lift a glider, when it has been released from its tow plane, thousands of feet into the air and take it over hundreds of kilometers from where the pilot started. Some glider pilots compete for altitude, time, and distance records while others simply enjoy soaring through the sky with only the sound of the wind rushing past their cockpits.

Paragliders are even closer to the wind, jumping off of cliffs knowing that their colorful wings will hold them aloft. The sounds they hear are the breeze rustling through their clothes and the cloth wing that is supporting them. Jumping out of airplanes, parachutists travel even faster, until their chutes open, and they float gently down to earth under a billowing canopy of nylon.

When it comes to silent flight, though, nothing quite compares to traveling by hot air balloon. After the balloon is filled with hot air, occasional blasts from the propane heater are all that is needed to keep the balloon airborne. Its riders see the world below in absolute peace and quiet, unless they want to talk about the beautiful view from their basket. Today, these balloons come in all sorts of shapes, from the traditional round shape to flying castles, and fill the sky with their vibrate colors.

Now, it’s your turn to think about all the ways people travel through the sky with the power of the wind alone. Grab your favorite colored pens, pencils, or paint and create a poster celebrating the wonder that is Silent Flight.

ELIGIBILITY

All Children in the age groups shown below are encouraged to participate in the contest, even if they are related to officials or employees of the FAI or any of its member organizations.

Group I

Junior Category (Date of birth between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2006)

Group II

Intermediate Category (Date of birth between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2002)

Group III

Senior Category (Date of birth between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 1998)

CONTEST RULES

FORMAT
The required format is A3 (11 ¾” x 16 ½ “). Or, if this is unobtainable, the nearest possible equivalent. Artwork must NOT be framed or outlined with borders.

MEDIUM
All artwork must be done by hand (or, in the case of physically challenged children, by foot or mouth). Any of the following media are permitted: watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, indelible marker pens, felt-tip pens, soft ball point pens, indelible ink, Crayola or any similar indelible medium. The following media are NOT permitted: pencil, charcoal or other non-permanent medium; computer-generated artwork; collage work involving the use of photocopies.

MARKINGS
The following information should be clearly shown on the back of the artwork: title, family name, given name, address, date of birth, country of residence, name and address of school which the child attends, and certificate of authenticity.

REPRODUCTION RIGHTS
Once received, entries become (and remain) the property of the State Sponsor and may be used for a variety of purposes. Those forwarded for international judging become (and remain) the property of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).

 

WHERE TO SUBMIT

Alabama
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877
 
Alaska
Linda Bustamante
Alaska DOT & PF Statewide Aviation
P.O. Box 196900
Anchorage, AK 99513-7587
Linda.bustamante@alaska.gov
(907) 269-8654
 
Arizona
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu

Phone (928) 777-3877
 
Arkansas
Richard Mills
Arkansas Department of Aeronautics
2315 Crisp Drive, Hangar 8
Little Rock, AR 72202
richard.mills@mail.state.ar.us
Phone (501) 376-6781

California

Dolores Corpus
FAA Western Pacific Region, AWP-31,
P.O. Box 92007
Los Angeles, CA 90009
dolores.corpus@faa.gov
Phone (310)725-3809
 
Colorado
Gordon Page
Spirit of Flight Center
2650 S. Main St. Bldg. A
Erie, CO  80516
gpage@airassets.com

Connecticut
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877
 

Delaware
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Florida

Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Georgia
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Guam

Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877
 
Hawaii
Henry Bruckner
Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division
Honolulu International Airport
400 Rodgers Blvd., Suite 700
Honolulu, HI 96819-1880
henry.p.bruckner@hawaii.gov
Phone (808) 838-8701
 
Idaho
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Illinois
Prudence Draper
Illinois Department of Transportation
Division of Aeronautics

1 Langhorne Bond Drive
Springfield, Illinois 62707-8415

Phone (217) 524-8825
Prudence.Draper@Illinois.gov

 
Indiana
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877
 
Iowa
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877
 
Kansas
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877
 
Kentucky
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road

Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877
 
Louisiana

Tonjia Summerell
Louisiana Department of Transporation & Development
1201 Capitol Access Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Tonjia.summerell@la.gov
Phone (225) 379-3053

Maine
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877
 
Maryland
Tiffany Turner-Davis
Maryland Aviation Administration/Regional Aviation
7005 Aviation Boulevard
Tturner-davis@bwiairport.com
Glen Burnie, MD  21061
Phone (410) 859-7064
 
Massachusetts
Steven Rawding
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Drive, Suite 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
steven.rawding@state.ma.us
Phone (617) 412-3691

Michigan
Leanne Hengesbach

Office of Aeronautics
2700 Port Lansing Rd.
Lansing, MI 48906
Hengesbach1@michigan.gov
Phone (517) 335-9756 

Minnesota
Shalette Cauley-Wandrick/Janese Thatcher
Minnesota Department  of Transportation,  Aeronautics
222 E. Plato Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55107
shalette.cauley-wandrick@state.mn.us
janese.thatcher@state.mn.us
Phone (651) 234-7180/(651) 234-7183 

Mississippi

Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877
 
Missouri
Teresa Hall
Missouri Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 270
Jefferson City, MO 65102
shall@modot.mo.gov
Phone (573) 526-5570

Montana

Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Nebraska
David Morris
Nebraska Department of Aeronautics
PO Box 82088
Lincoln, NE 68501
david.morris@nebraska.gov
Phone (402) 471-2371

Nevada
Terri Compton
Nevada Department of Transportation & Development
1263 S. Stewart St
Carson City, NV 89712
bthompson@dot.state.nv.us
Phone (775) 888-7354

New Hampshire
J. Thomas Manseau
Division of Aeronautics Rail and Transit
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 483
Concord, NH 03302-0483
JManseau@dot.state.nh.us
Phone (603) 271-1094 

New Jersey
Clare Mansfield
New Jersey Department of Transportation
Division of Aeronautics
P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ 08618
Clare.Mansfield@dot.state.nj.us
Phone (609) 530-2903
 
New Mexico
Jane Lucero/Ron Keller
Aviation Division
New Mexico Department of Transportation

P.O. Box 9830
Albuquerque, NM 87119
jane.lucero@state.nm.us
ron.keller@state.nm.us
Phone (505) 244-1788 Ext. 111
 
New York
Joan Brown
Federal Aviation Administration
1 Aviation Plaza
Jamaica, NY 11434-4809
Joan.brown@faa.gov
Phone (718) 553-3371

North Carolina
Corbi Bullock
NC DOT Division of Aviation

1560 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1560
cbullock@ncdot.gov
Phone (919-840-0112)

North Dakota
Joshua Simmers
North Dakota Aeronautics
Commission
PO Box 5020
Bismarck, ND 58204
Jsimmers@nd.gov
Phone (701) 328-9653

Ohio

Andrew A  Doll
Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Aviation
2829 West Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus OH 43235
Andrew.Doll@dot.state.oh.us
Phone (614) 387-2355

Oklahoma

Harve Allen
Okahoma Aeronautics Commission
120 N. Robinson, Suite 1244W
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
hallen@oac.ok.gov
Phone (405) 604-6916

Oregon
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Pennsylvania
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Puerto Rico
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Rhode Island

Kathy Hill

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

South Carolina

James Stephens
South Carolina Aeronautics Commission
2553 Airport Blvd
West Columbia, SC 29170-2142
jstephens@aeronautics.sc.gov
Phone (803) 896-6272

South Dakota
Jennifer Boehm
South Dakota Dept. of Transportation
Office of Local Transportation Programs
700 East Broadway Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
jennifer.boehm@state.sd.us
Phone (605) 773-4430
 
Tennessee
Deloris Milliken
TDOT - Aeronautics Division
607 Hangar Lane, Bldg. 4219
P.O. Box 17326
Nashville, TN 37217
deloris.milliken@tn.gov
Phone (615) 253-5927

Texas
Becky Vick
150 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas  78704
bvick@txdot.gov
Phone (512) 416-4508

 

Utah
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Vermont
Sandra Young
Operations Division
Agency of Transportation
National Life Building, Drawer 33
Montpelier, VT 5633
Sandra.Young@state.vt.us
Phone (802) 310-0112

Virginia
Betty Wilson
Virginia Dept. of Aviation
5702 Gulfstream Road
Richmond, VA 23250-2422
wilson@doav.state.va.us
Phone (804) 225-3783 ext. 107


Washington
Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

West Virginia

Kathy Hill
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
kathy.hill@ERAU.edu
Phone (928) 777-3877

Wisconsin
Nicole Wiessinger
Wisconsin Department of Transportation  Bureau of Aeronautics
4802 Sheboygan Avenue Room 701
Madison, WI 53707-7914
Nicole.Wiessinger@dot.wi.gov
Phone (608) 266-8166
 
Wyoming

Michele Whipple
Wyoming Department of Transportation
200 E. 8th Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82009
michele.whipple@dot.state.wy.us
Phone (307) 777-3952

 

AWARDS

STATE AWARDS
Entries in each age group are judged and state winners and runners-up are selected. Winners receive recognition from their state. The top three entries in each age group are forwarded to Washington D.C. to be judged in the national competition.

NATIONAL AWARDS
1st, 2nd and 3rd place national winners are selected from each age group. All national winners receive certificates, ribbons and a framed reproduction of their artwork with the original being forwarded to FAI for the international competition.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
Winners of the international competition receive certificates and gold, silver, or bronze medals.