- Daniel McDowell
Office of Communications
395 John Ireland Blvd
Mail Stop 150
St. Paul, MN 55155-1899
ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Minnesota Department of Transportation today announced the winners of the 2013 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest for students ages 6-17.
Four winning entries in three age categories (6-9, 10-13, 14-17) were selected from more than 750 entries statewide, and they will be featured in the 2014 Minnesota Aviation Art Calendar. In addition, winners in each age category will receive gift certificates for a 30-minute introductory flight at their local airport and gift cards for art supplies.
An official award ceremony will occur Friday, March 15, 2013, from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. in the State Capitol rotunda.
The first, second and third place winning artworks in each category level were sent to Washington D.C. to compete at the national level. Winners will proceed to the International Aviation Art Contest, which is an event of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale and co-sponsored by the National Association of State Aviation Officials Center for Aviation Research and Education and the National Aeronautics Association.
The Minnesota Aviation Art Contest, sponsored by MnDOT’s Office of Aeronautics, helps students learn about aviation through designing a piece of art based on the year’s selected theme, which was “My Favorite Air Sport.”
The winning artwork will be on display from March 15-29 at the State Transportation Building, 395 John Ireland Blvd, St. Paul. The panel of judges for this year’s contest include professional educators, graphic designer, artist, and an award-winning aviation photographer.
MnDOT promotes general and commercial aviation throughout the state, and provides services including aircraft registration, airport development, aviation system planning, aviation education. The department also maintains and operates aviation navigational systems and government aircraft services. Find out more at www.mndot.gov.