Each year, the N.C. Department of Transportation's Division of Aviation sponsors the North Carolina Aviation Art Contest to engage young people in aviation and aeronautics.
The contest offers children ages 6-17 who live or attend school in North Carolina the chance to explore different aspects of aviation.
The contest theme for 2022 is “Design Your Perfect Aircraft."
Now accepting entries through Jan. 10, 2022.
Design Your Perfect Aircraft
Have you ever drawn a picture of an airplane, helicopter or hot air balloon and added some extra details? Maybe you started drawing a glider and ended up with a super-powered jet that could take you, your favorite pet, and your friends into space. Maybe you mixed and matched, combining the best features of different types of aircraft to create something unique.
Every great aviation idea starts in the imagination of a person who wants to see something new in the sky. Drawing from aviation’s past, these visionaries create aviation’s future.
What is your perfect aircraft? What would power it through the sky? Would it be big or small? What special features would make pilots and passengers excited to be in the air?
If you have ever looked up into the sky and thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if…,” then this art challenge is for you! Let your imagination soar and create a work of art that fits the theme, “Design your perfect aircraft.” Grab your favorite pens, paints, or crayons and share your vision of the perfect aircraft. Your art today might become an inspiration for tomorrow’s aviation reality.
Despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic, last year’s competition themed "A Friendlier World with Air Sports," drew 764 entries from students representing 137 schools and 124 hometowns. See the winning entries from 2021 here.