RALEIGH – Whether surveying disaster zones, dropping off relief supplies, flying crash victims to hospitals or aiding in the search for a lost hiker, airplanes are critical tools for helping those in need. Young artists are invited to submit their interpretations of these scenes and others that depict the theme “Flying Saves Lives” to this year’s 2014 North Carolina Aviation Art Contest.
The contest, sponsored by the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation, is open to children between the ages of 6 and 17. The entry deadline is Jan. 17, 2014. All children who live in and/or attend school in North Carolina are encouraged to participate.
Contest rules are as follows:
- All artwork must be hand made using any of the following: Watercolor, acrylic or oil paint, permanent markers, colored pencils, felt-tip markers, ball point pens, permanent pen and ink, crayon, or similar permanent 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.
- The following information should clearly be shown on the back of the art, not the front: 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, which is available here (Attachment), must be completed and mailed with the artwork.
- 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 entered in the international competition sponsored by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.
Entries should be mailed to:
NCDOT Division of Aviation
C/O Division of Aviation Art Contest
1560 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-1560
Contest rules and entry forms are available online.
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