Pennsylvania Students Encouraged to Enter Aviation Art Contest; Top Entries to be entered in National Competition

Students living in the state of Pennsylvania are invited to depict aviationísimportanceto public safety by participating in the annual 2014 Aviation Art Contest.

The contest theme, ďFlying Saves Lives,Ē aims to illustrate how aircraftcantransport much-needed supplies or provide relief during emergencies.

Entriesmust be postmarked by Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.

Entries from children ages 6 to 17 will be accepted in three categories:theJunior category includes those born between Jan. 1, 2004, and Dec. 31,2007;the Intermediate category includes those born between Jan. 1, 2000, andDec.31, 2003; and the Senior category includes those born between Jan. 1, 1996,andDec. 21, 1999.

Submissions will be judged and include winners from each of PennDOTís 11Engineering Districts in each age group. The department will also recognizestatewide winners and runners-up selected in each age group. Winners willreceive an enlarged copy of their entry and a certificate signed by PennDOTSecretary Barry J. Schoch. The studentsí schools will also receive anenlargedcopy of the artwork for display.

The top three entries statewide in each category will be forwarded forjudgingin the national competition. Each age groupís top three winners in thenationalcompetition will be submitted to the Federation Aeronautique Internationaleforinternational judging.

Artwork must be submitted on 11.75- by 16.5-inch paper, or the nearestpossibleequivalent. Submissions must not be framed or outlined with borders. Allworkmust be done by hand (with an exception for children with physicalchallenges).

Permitted media include: watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, indelible markerpens,felt-tip pens, soft ball-point pens, indelible ink, crayons or any similarmedium. Work using pencil, charcoal or other non-permanent media,computer-generated artwork, or collage work involving photocopies is notpermitted.

The back of each submission should include the artwork title, entrantísname,home address, birth date, county of residence, and the name and address of

theschool the child attends. The back of each entry must also have thecontestísauthenticity certificate, which can be printed from the contest website atwww.nasao.org.

Send entries to: Bureau of Aviation, c/o William Sieg, 400 North St.,

Harrisburg, PA 17120 or P.O. Box 3457, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0064.

Article submitted by PennDOT.