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Aviation Art Contest Rules

​​​​'Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow'​

This year’s annual contest North Carolina Aviation Art Contest offers all children ages 6-17 who live in or attend school in North Carolina the chance to explore different aspects of aviation.

The contest theme for 2020 is “Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow."​

Contest Requirements

2019 Aviation Art Contest participant artwork
Deadline

Mail artwork and Certificate of Authenticity to:

NCDOT Aviation Art Contest
N.C. Division of Aviation
1560 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2560

All entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Plan ahead: Don't let winter weather result in missing the deadline.

Eligibility

All children who live in and/or attend school in North Carolina and in the age groups below are encouraged to participate. Children who are related to officials and employees of the N.C. Department of Transportation are also eligible to participate.

Age Groups

Category
Age Range
Junior
Date of birth between Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2013
IntermediateDate of birth between Jan. 1, 2006, and Dec. 31, 2009
SeniorDate of birth between Jan. 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2005

Additional information is available on the website of the National Association of State Aviation Officials.

Format

The required format is 11¾ x 16½ inches (paper size A3) or, if this is unobtainable, the nearest possible equivalent. Artwork must NOT be framed or outlined with borders.

Medium

All artwork must be by hand (or, in the case of children with physical challenges, by foot or mouth).

Permitted Media

  • Watercolor
  • Acrylic
  • Oil paint
  • Indelible marker pens
  • Felt-tip pens
  • Soft ball-point pens
  • Indelible ink
  • Crayola
  • Other similar indelible medium

Prohibited Media

  • Pencil
  • Colored pencil
  • Charcoal or other non-permanent medium
  • Computer-generated artwork
  • Collage work involving the use of photocopies

Title

There is no need for a title on the artwork, and entrants can decide for themselves whether to include one. However, there should be a clearly recognizable link to the theme of the content.

Markings

The artist's name should not appear on the front of the artwork. The following information should be clearly shown on the back of the artwork:

  • Family name, given name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Country of residence
  • Name and address of school
  • Title of the artwork (if desired)

Certification

A parent, guardian or art teacher must certify the authenticity of the artwork and the age of each artist. The Certificate of Authenticity must be completed and mailed with the artwork.

Reproduction Rights

Once received, all entries will become and remain the properties of the N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation and may be used for a variety of purposes.

Artwork that does not place at the national level may be returned if the student or school provides the adequate return postage and package. Artwork forwarded for international judging becomes the property of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale; however, FAI will try to return the original artwork.

Awards

State Awards

Entries in each age group will be judged, and state winners and runners-up will be selected. The top three entries in each age group will be forwarded to Washington, D.C. to be judged in the national competition.

The North Carolina Airports Association will present the following awards to state winners:

Age Group
First Place
Second Place
Third Place
Junior
$75
$50
$25
Intermediate
$100
$75
$50
Senior
$225$150
$100

In addition to the individual awards, the winners' schools will receive a prize:

  • First Place: $100
  • Second Place: $75
  • Third Place: $50

National Awards

First-, second- and third-place national winners will be selected from each age group. All national winners will receive certificates, ribbons and a framed reproduction of their artwork.

International Awards

The first-, second- and third-place winners in each age group will be forwarded to Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Headquarters in Switzerland for international judging. Winners of the international competition will receive certificates and gold, silver or bronze medals.

Sponsors

The North Carolina Aviation Art Contest is sponsored by the N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation and the North Carolina Airports Association.

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