The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) announced the 2010 International Aviation Art Contest winners recently in Naples, Italy, and U.S. students swept the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place honors in the Junior Category for students ages 6-9. This year’s theme “Flying with the Sun” garnered participation from several countries, including China, Czech Republic, France, India, Japan, Mongolia, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United States. Winners are: Junior Category (Ages 6-9): First: Rachel Rhee, California (winning entry pictured); Second: Ashley Ho, California; and Third: Nolan Riggin, New Mexico.
Intermediate Category (Ages 10-13):
- Zeynep Yücekaya, Turky
- Soumyajit Bagchi, India
- Angelina Veresovaya, Russia
Senior Category (Ages 14-17):
- Makiko Tamada, Japan
- Zhu Wei, China
- Seigo Sasaki, Japan
The contest sponsored by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), is designed to motivate and encourage young people of FAI member nations to become familiar with and participate in aeronautics, engineering, and science. The official awards ceremony is October 7, in Dublin, Ireland, during 104th FAI General Conference.
The national contest, administered and sponsored by the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) and sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association, was held earlier this year in March at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. “The NASAO Center for Aviation Research and Education has proudly managed this contest for the National Aeronautic Association for many years,” said Henry Ogrodzinksi, NASAO president. “It is always a privilege to bring these extraordinary young artists to the attention of the wonderful world of aviation.”
Looking ahead to next year, the theme of the art contest will be the 50th anniversary of human space flight. Find out more here.