2024 Aviation Art Contest - "Air Sports For A Peaceful World"


Calling all artists between the ages of 6 and 17…the International Aviation Art Contest is now underway! The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, in partnership with the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), invites students to create a work of art that celebrate the adventures and excitement of the world of flight.

Let us imagine a peaceful world in which people live together in harmony, uniting through common interests – such as air sports – to create friendships, show kindness and respect.

All sports have the power to bring people together, promoting positive relationships that cross borders and contribute to a better, more peaceful world. Sport helps people to learn universal values such as solidarity and fair play which extend far beyond the boundaries of a football pitch, an ice rink, or an airfield.

The many people around the world who participate in air sports enjoy meeting new friends in new places. Air sports such as Aerobatics, Aeromodelling, Airships, Amateur-Built and Experimental Aircraft, Balloons, Drones, Gliding, Hang Gliding, Helicopters, Manpowered Flying, Microlights, Parachuting, Paragliding, Paramotors and Power Flying, all have the power to contribute to a peaceful society, by bringing people together. 

Practicing these sports doesn’t only mean knowing how to fly an aircraft or jump from an airplane; or even acquiring new skills, breaking records, and winning competitions... These activities also give us the opportunity to develop our social skills and help us to learn a sense of solidarity, friendship, and tolerance on and off the airfield. By showing kindness and respect to the people we meet, we can learn to see beyond differences and actively work to overcome difficulties and conflicts.

2024 Contest Brochure

This year’s theme is ‘Air Sports For A Peaceful World.’  Entries will be judged on the creative use of the theme in relation to the aviation world. WisDOT strongly encourages participants to make a clear connection to the theme in their artwork or to provide a short statement with the submission, if preferred.

The top three entries in each age group will advance to the national competition and receive an award certificate along with the following awards:

  • ​1st Place: $100 gift card for aviation or art supplies or an airplane ride for the winner and a guest
  • 2nd Place: $75 gift card for aviation or art supplies
  • 3rd Place: $50 gift card for aviation or art supplies​

​Awards for winning entries may also be available and are still being finalized.

More information about the format and contest rules is available in the contest brochure and on the NASAO International Aviation Art Contest webpage​.

Participants should send their artwork and the authenticity certificate included in the brochure to:

Olivia Conklin
Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aeronautics
4822 Madison Yards Way, 5th Floor, South
Madison, WI 53705​

If participants would like their artwork returned, plea​se also include a return mailer/package.

All artwork for the competition must be postmarked by Friday, January 20, 2024​.​