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 N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation is sponsoring the 2019 North Carolina Aviation Art Contest.
This year’s theme is ‘My Dream to Fly.’
All students who live in and/or attend school in North Carolina and were born between Jan. 1, 2001 and Dec. 31, 2012 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 (ages 6-9), intermediate (10-13), and senior (13-17). The top three entries in each age group will also be forwarded to Washington, D.C. to be judged in the National Aviation Art Contest. National winners’ artwork will go on to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale’s headquarters in Switzerland for international judging. Last year, a North Carolina student placed 2nd in the national competition.
Submissions must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 18, 2019. 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 2019 North Carolina Aviation Art Contest, including more about how to submit an entry, can be found on the Division of Aviation’s website.