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March 22, 2019

MnDOT announces 2019 state aviation art contest winners

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced the winners of the 2019 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest for students. There were nine winners in three age categories (6−9, 10−13 and 14−17) selected from 148 entries received statewide. 

The annual art contest helps students learn about aviation through designing art based on a theme, which in 2019 was “My Dream to Fly.”

MnDOT will create postcards featuring each winner’s artwork and provide a certificate to winners in each age category.  

MnDOT and the Civil Air Patrol will host an awards ceremony Friday, March 29, from 10 to noon at Civil Air Patrol, 6275 Crossman Lane, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

The winning artwork advanced to national competition in Washington, D.C. held on March 8. Winners there proceed to the International Aviation Art Contest held on April 1, 2019. 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.  

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 mndot.gov/aero.