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 2020 - "Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow" 

The dream to fly is thousands of years old.  The ancient stories from around the world of those who wanted to take flight started to become reality in the late 1800’s.  Each generation has learned what is possible while holding true to the love of flight that is in the heart of all aviators.  The first airplanes were made of cloth and wood, and those early crafts were powered by engines that produced around 12 horsepower.  While the physics of flight remains the same, the technology is always advancing.  Aviators have shown what is possible today.  What does the future hold?  Where will the young aviation dreamers of today lead us? 


For youngsters from ages 6 thru 17, it is time to get out your favorite artist supplies and give free rein to your imagination to create a poster that combines the flights of the past with the dreams of the future in this year’s theme “Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow”.  All entries must be postmarked no later than January 17, 2020.   For further details and/or an entry brochure contact David Morris at the NDOT – Division of Aeronautics david.morris@nebraska.gov or call 402-471-2371.



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