Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

February 24, 2016

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MnDOT announces statewide student aviation art contest winners

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Minnesota Department of Transportation today announced the winners of the 2016 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 nearly 300 entries statewide. They will be featured in the 2017 Minnesota Aviation Art Calendar. In addition, winners in each age category will receive certificates for a 30-minute introductory flight at their local airport and a winner’s certificate.

An official award ceremony will occur Friday, March 4, 2016, from 10 a.m. - noon at the  Metropolitan Airports Commission building at 6040 S. 28th Ave., in Minneapolis.

The first through third place winning artworks in each category level will be sent to Washington, D.C., to compete at the national level. Winners there will proceed to the International Aviation Art Contest, which is an event of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. The event is 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 art based on the year’s selected theme, which was “Flight in Harmony with Nature.”  The Metropolitan Airports Commission also provide support to the contest.

MnDOT promotes general and commercial aviation throughout the state and provides services, including aircraft registration, airport development, aviation system planning and aviation education. The department also maintains and operates aviation navigational systems and government aircraft services. Find out more at www.mndot.gov.

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Attachment: List of contest winners (DOC)