Isabel Chang of Cary Academy created the first-place winning entry in the Senior Division in 2022.
The N.C. Department of Transportation's Division of Aviation hosts the North Carolina Aviation Art Contest each year to inspire and engage young people in aviation.
The contest theme for 2023 was “Air Sports & The Environment." Entries are no longer being accepted.
The contest offers children ages 6-17 who live or attend school in North Carolina the chance to explore different aspects of aviation. Winners from the North Carolina competition progress to the national competition, hosted by the National Association of State Aviation Officials. Winners of the national competition are submitted to the international competition.
North Carolina Airports Association sponsors the art contest each year.
Since 2016, a total of 11,802 submissions from 720 schools across 93 counties have been entered in the contest.