Art Teachers Encouraged to Participate in this Free Event

JEFFERSON CITY – Calling all aspiring Missouri art students. Get out your art supplies and create artwork illustrating the theme “Above the Clouds” for the 2017 International Aviation Art Contest. This free art competition is available to all Missouri students ages 6 to 17. NCASE-1-1fb9be32f7

Student artists can create drawings illustrating the wonder of what the aviation world can see above the clouds. The U.S. portion of the art contest is sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), managed by the NASAO Center for Aviation Research and Education and sponsored by many other national aviation organizations.

All artwork must be done by hand and can be in any of the following media: watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, indelible marker pens, felt-tip pens, soft ball-point pens, indelible ink, Crayola or any similar indelible medium. Entries are judged in three age classes for creative use of the theme “Above the Clouds”. Entries from Missouri youth will be evaluated by Missouri Department of Transportation employees. The winners will advance to national and possibly international levels of the contest.

All artwork for the state competition must be postmarked and received by Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Missouri students submitting artwork should mail them to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Attn: Teresa Hall, PO Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102. For more information, call (573) 751-2589, send an email to or visit the national sponsor’s site, .