SD Office of Local Transportation Programs - Aeronautics and South Dakota Pilots
Association are sponsors of the annual South Dakota Aviation Art Contest for
children aged 6 to 17. The contest has been held in South Dakota
in past years, but has not been widely publicized in the past. Soooooo, tell
your kids, your grandkids, your neighbor kids, and school teachers!!
Each year a different theme is selected for the Art Contest and in 2013 the
theme is “My Favorite Air Sport.” More information about the
contest and links to the other web sites can be found at the SD Office of Local Transportation Programs -
Aeronautics web site: www.sddot.com/fpa/aeronautics/general_art.asp.
This web site also has images of the top three South Dakota winners in each
age category for past years.
Artwork of winners will be published in the SDPA newsletter and SDPA web site.
2013: My Favorite Air Sport
Think about where you would do “Your Favorite Air Sports.” What will your air or space craft look like? Before you decide, imagine all of the possibilities then pick up you favorite colored pens, pencils, or paint and create a poster of “Your Favorite Air Sport!”
The Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) was established in 1905 to promote air sports. Since that time, many new categories of air sports have been added to the list of competitions as they were developed around the world. Currently, there are eleven categories of air sports competitions:
Aeromodelling Hang Gliding & Paragliding
Amateur Built & Experimental Aircraft
Astronautic Records Microlight & Paramotor
General Aviation Rotorcraft
Research each of the Air Sports listed above and pick the one you would most like to try out. Which Air Sport will you choose?
Imagine what it would be like to fly upside down or cartwheel across the sky in an aerobatic plane. Perhaps you would enjoy building a model plane or even a real one! Would you like to Pilot a balloon, a plane, a helicopter, a glider, or even as space ship? Where will they take you? What would you see? Imagine launching off the side of a hill or mountain, suspended below a hang glider or paraglider, and silently glide to earth. If you’d rather take off from level ground, you might prefer to fly a microlight or paramotor! Maybe you’ll choose step out of an aircraft, into thin air, and drift down to the ground under a parachute!
This Year’s Deadline: Entries must be postmarked
by January 28, 2013, and must be sent to the SD Office of Local Transportation Programs - Aeronautics (700
East Broadway Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501).
This Year’s Theme: This year’s theme is “My Favorite Air Sport.” Artwork will be judged,
at least in part, for its creative use of this year’s theme in relation
to the aviation world.
Eligibility: 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 or any of its member organizations including the SD Office of Local Transportation Programs – Aeronautics.
Age Groups: Entries will be judged in three classes:
- Group I – Junior Category
- Date of birth between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2006.
- Group II – Intermediate Category
- Date of birth between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2002.
- Group III – Senior Category
- Date of birth between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 1998.
State Awards: Entries in each age group will be judged and state winners
and runners-up will be selected (typically Jennifer Boehm,
SD Department of Transportation, is the contest judge). Winners will receive
a first, second, or third place certificate and recognition from the SD Office of Local Transportation Programs - Aeronautics. The SD Office of Local Transportation Programs - Aeronautics and the
SDPA also give winners either art supplies, or aviation-related items such
as model rockets or model airplanes (Legos kits that can be made into airplanes
for the younger kids). The top three winners in each age category will be published
in the SDPA newsletter
& SDPA web site and presented on the SD Office Local Transportation Programs - Aeronautics web site.
The top three entries in each age group from South Dakota will be forwarded
to Washington, DC, to participate in the national competition.
National Awards: A first, second, and third place national winner will be selected from each age group. All national winners will receive a certificate, ribbon, and a framed reproduction of their artwork.
International Awards: The first, second, and third place national winners in each age group will be forwarded to FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale) headquarters for international judging. Winners of the international competition will receive certificates and gold, silver, or bronze medals.
Artwork Dimensions: Artwork size should be 11-3/4x16.5 inches(A3), or if this is unobtainable, the nearest possible equivalent. 8.5x11 inches entries are NOT eligible. Artwork must NOT be framed,
or outlined with borders.
Medium: All artwork must be hand (or, in the case of physically challenged children, by foot or mouth) made. Any of the following media are permitted: watercolor,
acrylic, oil paints, indelible markers, felt-tip pens, soft
ball-point pens, indelible ink, Crayola, or similar indelible mediums. The
following media are NOT permitted: Pencil, charcoal or other nonpermanent medium, computer generated artwork, no collage work involving the use of photocopies.
Certification: The following information should be clearly shown on the back of the art: title, family name, given name, address, date of birth, country of residence, name and address of school which child attends, and certificate of authenticity. (this certificate is part of the Contest Brochure – obtainable for Jennifer Boehm).
Reproduction Rights: Once received, entries will become
and remain the property of the Fédération Aeronautique Internationale or SD Office of Local Transportation Programs – Aeronautics and may be used for a variety of purposes.
Sponsors: The SD Aviation Art Contest is
sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the South Dakota Pilots Association. For more information and a copy of the official
brochure containing the Certificate of Authenticity, contact Jennifer Boehm
at the SD Office of Local Transportation Programs - Aeronautics, Pierre, SD (phone 605-773-4430 or email
2013 SD Aviation
Art Contest Winners. Theme: “My Favorite Air Sport”
There were 23 submissions in the 2013 South Dakota Aviation Art Contest with the theme My Favorite Air Sport. Four schools submitted their artwork for the 2013 International Aviation Art Contest. There were 19 submissions in the 6-9 year old group, 1 submission in the 10-13 year old group, and 3 submissions in the 14-17 year old group. The South Dakota Pilots Association provided $75 for the first place winners, and advertised the contest in the Jan-Feb newsletter.
Thank you Jennifer Boehm, Aeronautics Program Assistant, and Coleen Kusser, Secretary, SD DOT Office of Air, Rail & Transit, for coordinating and judging the South Dakota Aviation Art Contest.
Click here for winners. (PDF)