PORT LAVACA, Texas — Calhoun County Airport (PKV) has just about wrapped up the 5th Annual Calhoun Air Center Aviation Art Contest. Students from Calhoun County submitted over 275 entries this year. Now, airport officials are asking the public to vote to find the winners.
“Each year we can’t wait to see what the students come up with – they are very talented,” said public relations coordinator Jasmine Gordon. “This year we wanted to share the entries with other art and aviation enthusiasts. What better way than to let the public vote!”
In the past five years the airport has received over 1,500 entries in the contest, which aims to educate our youth about the multiple avenues in aviation through art. In honor of the fifth year, Calhoun Air Center is asking the public to pick the first place winners.
The art works will be showcased via an online contest, broken down into age groups: Senior Category (ages 15 – 18), Intermediate Category (ages 11 – 14) and Junior Category (ages 7 – 10).
“The students look forward to our contest each year, some even submit multiple entries. They spend weeks planning their art piece,” commented airport manager Dianna Stanger. “It’s exciting to see them with such enthusiasm towards aviation and art.”
The theme was “Flying Saves Lives.” The deadline to vote is Friday, Feb. 7, noon CST.