2020 Aviation Art Contest - "Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow"

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.

The dream to fly is thousands of years old. Ancient stories from around the world tell us of those who wanted to take flight. Their dreams started to become possible in the late 1800s, when the pioneers of flight used new technologies to make human flight a reality.

Each generation has learned from those who have come before, adding to what is possible while holding true to the love of flight that is in the heart of all aviators. Aviation pioneers show us what is possible today. Now, it’s your turn. Wherever your imagination takes you when you look to the clouds, it’s time to pick up your favorite art supplies and create an art piece that combines the flights or heroes of the past with what you imagine in the future!

2020 Contest Brochure

2020 Contest Poster - to print and display

This year’s theme is ‘Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow.’ Entries will be judged on the creative use of the theme in relation to the aviation world.  The top three entries in each age group will advance to the national competition and the artists will receive complimentary admission to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Museum.

In addition, the top three entries plus an honorable mention for each group will receive an award certificate and 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. A special thank you the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) for their support of this event!

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 Friday, January 17, 2020.