MnDOT announces 2018 state aviation art contest winners
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced the winners of the 2018 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest for students. Nine winners in three age categories (6 −9, 10−13 and 14−17) were selected from 189 entries statewide.
Aeronautics will create postcards featuring each winner’s artwork and provide a certificate to winners in each age category.
MnDOT and Delta Airlines hosted an awards ceremony Friday, March 2, at the Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie.
The winning artwork advances to national competition in Washington, D.C. Winners there proceed to the International Aviation Art Contest, an event of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale that is co-sponsored by the National Association of State Aviation Officials Center for Aviation Research, Education, and the National Aeronautics Association.
The annual art contest helps students learn about aviation through designing art based on a theme, which in 2018 is “Flight into the Future.”
MnDOT’s Office of Aeronautics promotes general and commercial aviation throughout the state, and provides aircraft registration, airport development, aviation system planning, and education. The office also maintains and operates aviation navigational systems and government aircraft services. Learn more at www.mndot.gov/aero.