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State Winners Named in International Aviation Art Contest
Michigan Ag Connection - 03/09/2018

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of Aeronautics has announced the state winners of the International Aviation Art Contest, sponsored by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI). The contest was open to children between the ages of 6 and 17 to combine art and aviation. The 2018 winners' artwork can be seen on MDOT's Facebook page at: https://goo.gl/pwExzi.

Entries were judged on Jan. 30 by Office of Aeronautics staff in three classes, according to age and at least in part for its creative use of the theme "Flight into the Future" in relation to the aviation world. A total of 53 entries were received. The top three entries in each age group were forwarded on March 1 to Washington, D.C., to be judged in the national competition.

Since 1989, the FAI has sponsored the International Aviation Art Contest to challenge young people to illustrate the importance of aviation through art. Demonstrating the impact of aeronautics through an interactive, fun medium such as art motivates youth of all ages to become more familiar with aeronautics, engineering and science. The U.S. portion of the contest is sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), managed by the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) Center for Aviation Research and Education, and sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott, Ken Cook Co., the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education, with additional support from NASAO members.

For more information and the contest's rules, visit http://bit.ly/2cRqqBK.

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