Have you ever sat in class, looked out the window, and wondered what it would be like to fly? If so, you are not alone! Teachers might not always like it, but something about looking at the sky calls us to daydream about what is possible. Orange embers floating above a campfire do the same, and who has not been a little envious seeing a hawk soar across the sky? Inside all of us, a dream to fly is just waiting for the chance to come to life.
Nature has many ways to encourage us to dream. Whether it is the hot embers of the campfire floating up or tree leaves floating down, each dares us to dream of riding the currents of air across the sky. In response, we dream of creating hot air balloons of all shapes and colors. Their burners blast heat into the envelope of the balloon, heating the air and lifting us into the sky. For those who want to join the hawks of the air, dreams of flight will lead to new gliders of all types. Advanced and novel gliders, paragliders, and hang gliders will allow us to soar through the air with ease and grace.
Back on the ground, those of us who want to tame the wind instead of surfing along it dream of creating new planes and helicopters that will allow us to challenge the wind and fly wherever we want. Visions of new aerobatic planes races through our minds as they will one day race through the sky. Or maybe you dream of joining your friends in a specially designed helicopter that allows you to sight see your neighborhood, city, or countryside. For others, the race to the border of space will lead to dreams of jet powered planes going faster and higher than ever before.
Each achievement in flight has started with a dream. Along the way, the next generation of aviation enthusiast have built their dreams on the works of those who came before. Now, it’s your turn. Where ever your imagination takes you when you look to the clouds, it’s time to pick up your favorite art supplies and share your dream to fly!
This year’s theme is “My Dream to Fly”. Artwork is judged, at least in part, for its creative use of this year’s theme in relation to the aviation world.
POSTER CONTEST AGE CATEGORY DIVISIONS - All students attending home, private, charter or public school in Oklahoma in the following groups: 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.
Group I Date of birth between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2012
Group II Date of birth between 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2008
Group III Date of birth between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2004
POSTER CONTEST RULES:
FORMAT: 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.
CONTEST DEADLINE: The poster entries deadline was January 18, 2019.