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Art Contest

2024 Oklahoma Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics Youth Aviation Art Contest

Theme: "Air Sports for a Peaceful World"

Let us imagine a peaceful world in which people live together in harmony, uniting through common interests – such as air sports – to create friendships, show kindness and respect.

All sports have the power to bring people together, promoting positive relationships that cross borders and contribute to a better, more peaceful world. Sport helps people to learn universal values such as solidarity and fair play which extend far beyond the boundaries of a football pitch, an ice rink or an airfield.

The many people around the world who participate in air sports enjoy meeting new friends in new places. Air sports such as Aerobatics, Aeromodelling, Airships, Amateur-Built and Experimental Aircraft, Balloons, Drones, Gliding, Hang Gliding, Helicopters, Manpowered Flying, Microlights, Parachuting, Paragliding, Paramotors and Power Flying, all have the power to contribute to a peaceful society, by bringing people together.

Practicing these sports doesn’t only mean knowing how to fly an aircraft or jump from an airplane; or even acquiring new skills, breaking records, and winning competitions... These activities also give us the opportunity to develop our social skills and help us to learn a sense of solidarity, friendship, and tolerance on and off the airfield. By showing kindness and respect to the people we meet, we can learn to see beyond differences and actively work to overcome difficulties and conflicts.

It’s time to grab your brushes and pencils! Let's imagine air sports in a peaceful world. Can you use your imagination to show how pilots, skydivers, and astronauts show kindness and respect and become friends? Your picture could show people enjoying air sports at a friendly competition, helping others at the airfield, or even working together in space! How does peace look in the freedom of the air or among astronauts? Air sports bring people together, no matter what they think about politics, religion, or race. Let’s unite through art and and air sports, and show others how to inspire love, respect, and unity in the sky and beyond!

Art Contest


The deadline is:
January 9, 2024

Mail to:
Oklahoma Department of Aerospace & Aeronautics
Attention: Aviation Art Contest
110 N Robinson, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102



Each student must complete an entry form and tape it to the back of their entry. All artwork must be original in nature, designed and illustrated by the student with no outside help.

Youths, ages 6 – 17, are encouraged to participate in the contest.
• Group I — Junior Category (Born between Jan. 1, 2014 and December 31, 2017)
• Group II — Intermediate Category (Born between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2013)
• Group III — Senior Category (Born between Jan. 1, 2006 and Dec. 31, 2009)

All children in the age groups shown below are encouraged to participate in the contest, even if they are related to officials or employees of the FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale) or any of its member organizations. Participation in the national contests is limited to residents of that country.

The required format is 11 3/4 X 16 1⁄2 inches or the nearest possible equivalent.
Artwork must not be framed or outlined with borders.

All artwork must be done by hand (or, in the case of handicapped children, by foot or mouth). Any of the following media are permitted:
• Watercolor
• Acrylic
• Oil paint
• Indelible marker pens
• Felt-tip pens
• Soft ball-point pens
• Indelible ink
• Crayola/similar indelible medium

The following media are NOT permitted:
• No pencil, charcoal or other non-permanent medium may be used.
• No computer-generated artwork is permitted.
• No collage work involving the use of photo copies is permitted.

The following details should be clearly shown on the back of art:
• Title • Family name • Given name
• Postal address • Email address
• Date of birth (Month/Day/Year)
• Country of residence
• Name and address of child’s school
• Certificate of Authenticity

There is no need for a title on the poster, and entrants can decide for themselves whether or not to include one; however, there should be a clearly recognizable link to the contest theme.

Last Modified on Nov 10, 2023
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