The winners for 2020 U.S. Youth Aviation Art Contest have been selected by the contest’s managing organization, National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), in partnership with National Aeronautic Association (NAA).
The annual contest is part of a larger international effort to inspire youth to illustrate the importance of aviation through art. Contest submissions are grouped into three separate age categories for judging, allowing students ranging from 6 – 17 years old to compete. The 2020 theme, Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow, sparked students’ creative reflection about the evolution of aviation.
To qualify for the U.S. national contest, all artwork was first submitted into state level competitions, with the winning entries forwarded to NASAO for national award consideration. This year, NASAO received almost 200 works of art from 25 participating states.
The 2020 U.S. national winners are:
Senior Age Category
First Place: Kelly Huang, Arizona – Age 17; Second Place: Cassidy English, North Carolina – Age 17; Third Place: Kelly Xu, Texas – Age 16
Intermediate Age Category
First Place: Andrew Han, California – Age 13; Second Place: Daniel Kim, North Carolina – Age 13; Third Place: Joshua Park, Tennessee – Age 13
Junior Age Category
First Place: Elaine Lin, Arizona – Age 9; Second Place: FayFay He, Arizona – Age 9; Third Place: Lucas Peike Yan, Arizona – Age 8
The national winners have been submitted into the International Contest, which will be judged in June. See all artwork – NASAO