RALEIGH -More than 400 budding young artists representing 74 towns and 50 schools across the state submitted their take on the theme "Flying Saves Lives," through NCDOT's Division of Aviation's 2014 North Carolina Aviation Art Contest. A judging panel has selected the winning entries, which will advance to compete on the national and international levels.
"This contest is intended to get a younger generation interested in the many aspects of aviation, including the important role it plays in our society," said Division of Aviation Director Bobby Walston. "We hope this provided a fun learning experience to each talented student who participated, and we sincerely congratulate the winners."
Judges looked for originality, adherence to the theme and overall aesthetics. All artwork used watercolors and acrylic/oil paint.
The top three entries in three age groups will represent North Carolina in the national contest, sponsored by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), the Federal Aviation Administration, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautic University of Prescott, Ariz.The national winners will then be in line for an international competition sponsored by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, which was established in 1905 to promote air sports.
The top finishers in each category, with their schools, are:
- Faith Haggerty, J.W. Coon Elementary School, Fayetteville;
- Anita Krasteva, Union Hill Elementary School, High Point;
- Adam Miller, Meadow Elementary School, Benson.
- Michaela Barker, Homeschooler, Grimesland;
- Brigid O'Neil, First Flight Middle School, Kill Devil Hills;
- Zachery Bradshaw, Kensington Elementary School, Waxhaw.
- Hannah Barnes, Manteo High School, Manteo;
- Maria Young, Corinth Holders High School, Wendell;
- Muhammad Ibrahim, Enloe High School, Raleigh.
For more information regarding the Aviation Art Contest, contact Corbi Bulluck of the Division of Aviation at (919) 814-0550.