Since 1986, the Nebraska Department of Aeronautics has sponsored an annual Aviation Art Contest for the benefit of our youth. The program goal is to motivate and encourage young people to become more familiar with and participate in aeronautics, engineering, math and science. There are three age categories of contestants: 6-9, 10-13 and 14-17 for boys and girls.
The 2017 theme is “Beyond The Clouds”. We live beneath the clouds. We look up and see them stand stationary or speed across the sky. We see them reflect the bright colors of the sunrise or sunset. Above the clouds is a space known only to those who dare to break the bounds of earth. Some soar in hot air balloons, gliders and hang gliders, floating across the sky with the clouds. Others fly in planes, as pilots or passengers, watching the clouds and earth race by below.
This is an excellent opportunity for our youth to grab their favorite artist’s tools and create a poster celebrating their thoughts about ”Beyond The Clouds”.
Entries for the contest need to be submitted to the Department of Aeronautics and postmarked by January 20, 2017. An awards ceremony will be held in Lincoln during April 2017, recognizing state, national and international winning students for their accomplishments. The winning art will be displayed for everyone to enjoy as well as numerous aircraft on static display and refreshments. For more information and an entry brochure contact David Morris at the Department of Aeronautics by calling 402-471-2371 or e-mail David.Morris@nebraska.gov