Since 1986, the Department of Transportation/Division of Aeronautics has sponsored an annual Aviation Art Contest for the benefit of our youth. The program goal is to motivate and encourage young people to become more familiar with and participate in aeronautics, engineering, math and science.  There are three age categories of contestants:  6-9, 10-13 and 14-17 for boys and girls.



Aviation Art Contest 2019 - "My Dream to Fly" 

Have you ever looked out the window, and wondered what it would be like to fly?  Inside many of us, a dream to fly is just waiting for the chance of coming to life.  Nature has many ways of encouraging us to dream.  For those who want to join the hawks of the air, dreams of flight will lead to new aircraft of many types. In addition, these aircraft of many shapes & sizes will allow us to race through the air with ease and grace.  For many, the race to the border of space will lead to dreams of high-powered aircraft going faster and higher than ever before. Each achievement in flight started with a dream.  Along the way, aviation enthusiasts built their dreams on the works of those who came before.  Wherever their imagination would take them when they look to the clouds, this was an opportunity for our young folks to pick up their favorite art supplies and share their thoughts of “My Dream to Fly”.


Entries for the contest were submitted to the Department of Transportation/Division of Aeronautics with a due date of January 18, 2019. Judging at the state level was conducted on Friday February 1. All 1-2-3 place winners were forwarded to Washington, D.C. to compete at the national level. An awards ceremony was held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, 1:30 p.m., at the Lincoln Airport, to recognize the winning students for their accomplishments. For further information, contact David Morris at the Department of Transportation/Division of Aeronautics by e-mail david.morris@nebraska.gov or call 402-471-2371.



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