Winner in last year's 8th-grade division, "The Battle of Midway"was done by Gage Thornton of Idaho Arts Charter School.

Annual Aeronautics Art Contest showcases students’ love for aviation

Students in grades K-12 can express their love for aviation through artwork during the annual aviation art contest sponsored by Idaho’s Division of Aeronautics through Feb. 27. A love affair with flight usually begins at an early age, and art may be the perfect medium to express that affection.

Submitted art must not exceed 11” x 14” and must have an aviation theme. There will be three age groups: Kindergarten through fourth grade; fifth grade through eighth grade; and ninth grade through 12th grade. The contest is for two-dimensional color, black-and-white, technical drawings (schematics), or painting (including watercolor, oil and other media.)

The student's name, grade, mailing address, home/cell phone number, school name and address, teacher's name and contact information, and indication as to whether the entry can be used to promote future contests must be printed on the back of the submission.

The first-place prize in each category is a round-trip flight from the student's hometown to Boise, chaperoned by parents or legal guardian. An award and certificate of achievement will be presented by Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter, and students and parents can tour the Idaho Capitol.

Second- and third-place winners in each category will receive an award and certificate of achievement from Governor Otter mailed to the student.

Completed art must be received by the Division of Aeronautics no later than Feb. 27, 2015.

Art submissions should be sent to:
Idaho Division of Aeronautics
Aviation Safety and Education
3483 Rickenbacker Street 
Boise, ID 83705

All submitted art will be returned to the student’s mailing address after being displayed at the ITD Division of Aeronautics. Winning entries will be featured in Rudder Flutter, Idaho’s aviation newsletter. Winners will receive a complimentary copy of the newsletter. Announcements also will be sent to local news media.

If you have any questions or need further information, contact Dan Etter at or (208) 334-8777.

Published 12-26-14