2013 N.C. Aviation Art Contest Allows Youth to Explore Favorite Air Sports Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Entries due to NCDOT Division of Aviation Jan. 28, 2013

RALEIGH – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly upside down or cartwheel across the sky in an aerobatic plane? Perhaps you would enjoy building a model plane or even a real one? Would you like to pilot a balloon, a plane, a helicopter, a glider or even a space ship? Where would they take you and what would you see?

N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation invites children ages 6 to 17 to enter the 2013 North Carolina Aviation Art Contest, sponsored by NCDOT. The entry deadline is Jan. 28, 2013. All entries will become the property of the Division of Aviation and may be used for a variety of purposes.

The top three entries in various age groups will represent North Carolina in the national contest, sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautic University of Prescott, Ariz., the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education. The national winners will then be in line for international competition sponsored by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, which was established in 1905 to promote air sports.  

This year’s theme is "My Favorite Air Sport." Contestants should research any of the following sports and pick one that they would most like to try:
  • Aerobatics, aeromodelling (flying model aircraft), amateur built and experimental aircraft, astronautic records, ballooning, general aviation, gliding, hang gliding and paragliding, microlight and paramotor, parachuting and rotorcraft.

All artwork must be hand made using any of the following: Watercolor, acrylic or oil paint, indelible markers, colored pencils, felt-tip markers, ball point pens, indelible pen and ink, crayon, or similar indelible media. The following will not be accepted: Pencil, charcoal or other non-permanent medium, computer-generated art, or collages using photocopies.

The required format is 11¾ x 16½ inches or the nearest possible equivalent. Artwork must not be framed or outlined with borders, and the artist's name should not appear on the front of the work. The following information should clearly be shown on the back of the art: Title, family name, given name, address, date of birth, country of residence, name and address of school that the child attends, and Certificate of Authenticity.

A parent, guardian or art teacher must certify the authenticity of the artwork and the age of each artist. The Certificate of Authenticity form (found on the Division of Aviation website) must be completed and mailed with the artwork.

All children who live in and/or attend school in North Carolina are encouraged to participate. Children who are related to NCDOT employees are also eligible to participate.

Entries should be mailed to:

NCDOT Aviation Art Contest
Attn: Division of Aviation Director Richard Walls
1560 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-1560

For contest rules and entry forms, click here.

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