Art Contest Deadline is January 19, 2018
If you have ever 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. Ideas were written on paper. Wooden and cloth models were built to test the designs before the actual balloons, gliders, and planes were built and tested by brave men and women in the air. Today, aircraft designers from all over the world work together, planning and testing their ideas on computers. As the designs take shape, engineers and manufactures built with the latest composites and other materials to make them lighter and more versatile than ever before to meet the needs of today’s flyers.
The first planes were slow and sluggish. Today, aerobatic planes race across the skies at over 400kph and twist and turn their composite bodies in ways that would have torn apart earlier aircraft. Balloons have gone from floating above cities to floating over the world, requiring space suits in the thin air! Those toy gliders have turned into drones of all shapes and sizes. Real wooden gliders have become lighter and more sophisticated, climbing higher and flying longer than ever before. Each generation brings its passion for flight and blends new technologies and ideas to build on the knowledge of the past.
"What new innovations and ideas will shape the aviation of the future? From hang gliders and parachutists, to drone pilots and citizen astronauts, the only limit to the future of flight is the imagination of builders, dreamers and pilots of today. It’s time to tap into your own imagination, grab your favorite set of crayons, markers, pencils, or paints and create a poster for this year’s Fédération Aéronautique Internationale’s theme, Flight into the Future. Show us your vision of what can happen when people work together and follow their passion for flight.
POSTER CONTEST AGE CATEGORY DIVISIONS - All students attending home, private, charter or public school in Oklahoma in the following groups:
Group I Date of birth between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2011
Group II Date of birth between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2007
Group III Date of birth between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2003
POSTER CONTEST RULES:
The required format is A3 (11-3/4" x 16.5"). Or, if this is unobtainable, the nearest possible equivalent. Artwork must NOT be framed or outlined with borders.
All artwork must be done by hand (or, in the case of physically challenged children, by foot or mouth). Any of the following media are permitted: watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, indelible
marker pens, felt-tip pens, soft ball-point pens, indelible ink, Crayola or any similar indelible medium. The following media are NOT permitted: pencil, charcoal or other non-permanent
medium; computer-generated artwork; collage work involving the use of photocopies. Landscape oriented images are preferred for calendar reproduction purposes.
- Must be student’s ORIGINAL slogan and artwork. No signatures on posters.
- No syndicated, copyrighted, clipart images or inappropriate content allowed!
- ATTACH COMPLETED ENTRY FORM on back upper right corner of poster. The following information should be clearly shown on the back of the artwork: title, family name, given name, address, date of birth, name and address of school which the child attends, and certificate of authenticity (see reverse). There is no need for a title on the poster and entrants can decide for themselves whether or not to include one. However, there should be a clearly recognizable link to the theme of the contest.
- Reproducibility factors into the judging, so use good lettering, high contrast, and bright colors.
- Please follow poster contest rules or face disqualification of poster entry. Once received, entries become (and remain) the property of the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission and may be used for a variety of purposes.
Poster entries must be delivered or post-marked by January 19, 2018, to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission offices at 110 N. Robinson Ave., Suite 200, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102.
THEME: Posters must be an ORIGINAL concept. Posters should be artistic, "POSITIVE" in approach and wording, and focus on the "Flight Into the Future" in aviation theme.