The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission is inviting Oklahoma’s youth from ages six to 17 to participate in the state’s 2015 International Aviation Art Contest. The theme for the 2015 art contest is “World Air Games.”
Artwork will be judged in three age groups or categories – Junior (ages 6-9), Intermediate (ages 10-13) and Senior (ages 14-17) – and will be based on originality, design and creative usage of theme. First-, second- and third-place winners from each age group will be chosen, with each winner receiving a certificate and cash prize for his or her artwork. Cash prizes are $200 for first, $150 for second and $100 for third. Each piece of winning artwork will also be judged at the national level; and if they win there, they will then move on to the international competition.
Grab your favorite art supplies and create a poster that captures the excitement of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) World Air Games Dubai!
Top air sport athletes from around the globe will travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to compete in the largest air sports event in the world: the FAI World Air Games. Over a period of 12 days, spectators will enjoy special locations while watching world-class competitions and air shows fill the sky in a dazzling display of maneuvers that can only take place above the ground.
Airplanes and gliders amaze the crowd with spins, loops and dives. Powered planes show their skills in an air navigation race. People look up to see colorful hot air balloons and airships dotting the sky. Hang gliders compete for aerobatic ability, while paragliders show off their aerobatic and landing accuracy abilities. Parachutists work together in incredible formations and, last but not least, microlights and paramotors compete in slalom races as helicopter pilots show off their craft in slalom and accuracy competitions.
To participate in the 2015 Oklahoma International Aviation Art Contest, download a copy of the 2015 brochure that contains an official entry form and contest rules by visiting the Aeronautics Commission’s website at www.aeronautics.ok.gov and go to the “OAC Publications” page.
Entries must be postmarked by Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, and sent to contest coordinator Treasure Morgan at the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, 120 N. Robinson, Suite 1244W, Oklahoma City OK 73102.
For more information about the art contest, please call Morgan at 1-405-604-6915 or e-mail her at email@example.com.