Contest meshes aeronautics and art
October 26, 2015
JEFFERSON CITY – Calling our aspiring artist students in Missouri. Get out your art supplies and create a piece illustrating the theme “Air Sports in Harmony with Nature” for the 2016 International Aviation Art Contest.

The contest challenges young people ages 6 to 17 to illustrate the importance of aviation through art. The U.S. portion of the art contest is sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), managed by the NASAO Center for Aviation Research and Education and sponsored by many other national aviation organizations.

All artwork must be done by hand and can be in any of the following media: watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, indelible marker pens, felt-tip pens, soft ball-point pens, inedible ink, Crayola or any similar indelible medium. Entries are judged in three age classes for creative use of the theme. Entries from Missouri youth will be evaluated by MoDOT employees. The winners will advance to national and possible international levels of the contest.

All artwork for the state competition must be postmarked and received by Friday,Jan. 22, 2016. Missouri students submitting artwork should mail to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Attn: Teresa Hall, PO Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102. For more information, call (573) 751-2589, send an email here. For contest rules and an application to accompany the artwork go here. For what winners in 2015 submitted go here.

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