2022 Aviation Art Contest - "Design Your Perfect Aircraft"


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.

Today’s aircraft are the work of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people who turn ideas into aircraft that fly. Engineers put ideas onto paper. Manufacturers turn those drawings into real-life parts that are put together and become today’s balloons, gliders, aerobatic planes, microlights, and helicopters.

What is your perfect aircraft? What would power it through the sky? Would it be big or small? What special features would make pilots and passengers excited to be in the air? Every craft you see in the sky today started with similar questions. Each idea has the chance to change the way gliders soar, helicopters hover, and aerobatic racers twist and swoop through the sky.

2022 Contest Brochure

This year’s theme is ‘Design Your Perfect Aircraft.’  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.

The top three entries plus an honorable mention will have their artwork displayed in a special exhibit at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.

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:

Meredith Alt
Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aeronautics
4822 Madison Yards Way, 5th Floor, South
Madison, WI 53705

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

All artwork for the competition must be postmarked by Monday, January 10, 2022.