2015 Annual International Aviation Art Contest
The art contest, sponsored by the TDOT/Aeronautics Division encourages youth ages 6-17 from all over the world to reflect on aviation at the state level based on the year's theme. Entries in three categories, ages 6-9, ages 10-13 and ages 14-17, are judged on creativity, presentation, and appropriateness to the theme. First, second, and third place winners are chosen in each category. All first place state winners receive a $200 savings bond, second place winners receive a $100 savings bond, and third place winners receive a $50 savings bond.
The Art Department of each winner's school receives a matching monetary gift to be used exclusively by the Art Department. Artwork for all winners from Tennessee and from all over the world is forwarded to NASAO to compete at the national and international level. In 2009, for the first time two Tennessee students won at the national and international level. National winners receive a certificate, ribbon, and a framed reproduction of their artwork. International winners receive a certificate and either a gold, silver, or bronze medal.