Aviation Art Contest planned

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 state Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation is sponsoring the 2018 North Carolina Aviation Art Contest.

This year’s theme is “Flight Into the Future.”

All students who either live in or attend school in North Carolina and were born between Jan. 1, 2000 and Dec. 31, 2011 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, intermediate and senior.

The top three entries in each age group will also be forwarded to Washington, D.C. to be judged in the national competition.

National winners’ artwork will go on to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale’s headquarters in Switzerland for international judging.

Submissions must be postmarked no later than Friday, Jan. 19. 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 2018 North Carolina Aviation Art Contest, including more about how to submit an entry, can be found on the Division of Aviation’s website.

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