2019 Aviation Art Contest - "My Dream to Fly"

The International Aviation Art Contest is now underway. The Bureau of Aeronautics at 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 depicts where their imagination takes them when they look to the clouds.

This year's theme focuses on "My Dream to Fly."

Grab your favorite art supplies and turn your imagination loose. Do you dream of joining your friends in a specially designed helicopter that allows you to see your neighborhood, city or countryside? Do you envision a race to the border of space with jet powered planes going faster and higher than ever before? Maybe it's a specially-designed hot air balloon or spectacular hang glider. Show us how you dream to fly.

Entries will be judged on the creative use of the theme.  The top three entries, in each age group, receive a Certificate of Achievement and advance to the National Aviation Art Contest in Washington, D.C., where they compete nationally against other winners from the U.S. for the right to advance to the international competition.  The top three entries and an honorable mention for each group also will be displayed in the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda.

Read the full contest brochure. All entries must be postmarked by Friday, January 18, 2019.

Entries should be mailed with the Authenticity Certificate included in the brochure to:
Meredith Alt
WisDOT - Bureau of Aeronautics
4822 Madison Yards Way, 5th floor, South
Madison, WI 53707-7914

For more information on aviation art, visit the website of the American Society of Aviation Artists.


Meredith Alt,
Aviation Education Program Manager
Bureau of Aeronautics
(608) 266-8166, meredithl.alt@dot.wi.gov

Aviation art contest results by year: