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NDOT, Division of Aeronautics
Mr. Ronnie Mitchell, Director

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Nebraska Department of Aeronautics

PO Box 82088, Lincoln, NE 68501






FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    Contact: David Morris, Aviation Education Coordinator


       Since 1986, the Nebraska Department of Transportation/Aeronautics Division has sponsored an annual Aviation Art Contest for the benefit of our youth.   The program goal is to motivate and encourage young people to become more familiar with and participate in aeronautics, engineering, math, and science.  There are three age categories of contestants: 6-9, 10-13, and 14-17 for boys and girls.

     If you have dreamed of flying or built a paper airplane, you have walked in the footsteps of the men and women who created the world of aviation as we know it today. Aircraft designers from all over the world work together, planning and testing ideas on computers. As the designs take shape, engineers and manufacturers build with the latest composites and other materials to make them lighter and more versatile than ever before. Today aerobatic planes race across the skies at over 400 mph, balloons have gone from floating above cities to floating over the world and those toy gliders have turned into drones of all shapes and sizes. What new innovations and ideas will shape the aviation of the future?

     This was an opportunity for our youth to tap into their own imagination, grab their favorite set of crayons, markers, pencils or paints, and create a poster for this year's theme, Flight into the Future. This was an opportunity for our youth to share their vision of what can happen when people work together and follow their dreams for flight. 

     Entries for the contest needed to be submitted to the Department of Transportation/Aeronautics Division and postmarked by January 19, 2018. An awards ceremony will be held April 14, 1:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Airport Maintenance Building, recognizing state, national, and international winning students for their accomplishments. The winning art will be displayed for everyone to enjoy as well as refreshments available for all.  For further information contact David Morris at the Department of Transportation/Aeronautics Division by e-mail or call 402-471-2371. 

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