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 2024 - “Air Sports for a Peaceful World” 

It was once again time for our youth to grab their brushes and pencils and use their imagination to illustrate “Air Sports for a Peaceful World” and how pilots, skydivers, and astronauts show kindness and respect and become friends.  Our young folks were challenged to show people enjoying air sports at a friendly competition, helping others at the airfield, or even working together in space.  Air sports bring people together, no matter what they think about politics, religion, or race.


As we proceed with our Aviation Art Contest 2024, this was an opportunity through art and air sports to show others how to inspire love, respect, and unity in the sky and beyond! For youngsters from ages 6 thru 17, it was time to get out their favorite artist supplies and give free rein to their imagination by creating a poster that represents their thoughts when they think about the theme of “Air Sports for a Peaceful World” for the Aviation Art Contest 2024.  Due date for all entries was January 9, 2024.   For further details and/or an entry brochure for our Aviation Art Contest 2025 contact David Morris at the NDOT – Division of Aeronautics, david.morris@nebraska.gov or call 402-471-2371.


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