The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) has revealed the names of the U.S. winners of the 2015 International Aviation Art Contest. The winning original artwork with this year’s theme of “World Air Games” will be forwarded to Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) in Lausanne, Switzerland to be included in the International judging this month.
The selected student entries came from the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, Connecticut and Virginia.
To be eligible for the national judging, students participated in state-wide art contests and placed first, second or third in one of three age groupings. NASAO received artwork this year from 25 states with more than 4,600 students submitting their work in those contests.
The winners of the 2015 U.S. Aviation Art Contest are:
Category I (Junior): 6 to 9 year olds
First Place: Xinyi (Christine) Zhang, New Jersey
Second Place: Xinyun (Mark) Zhou, Pennsylvania
Third Place: Ryan Gao, California
Category II (Intermediate): 10 to 13 year olds
First Place: Jasmin Yoon, Virginia
Second Place: Cassie Wang, New Jersey
Third Place: Matthew Li, New Jersey
Category III (Senior): 14 to 17 year olds
First Place: Hyoju (Karen) Ahn, Connecticut
Second Place: Xincheng (Jack) Zhou, Pennsylvania
Third Place: Serena Yan, Pennsylvania
The artwork for the national competition was judged for its originality, creativity, and use of the theme “World Air Games” by a panel including Debbie Gallaway, former U.S. representative to Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and former NASA Education Coordinator and Art Greenfield, the Director of Contest and Records for the National Aeronautic Association. The winners will receive ribbons and a framed reproduction of their artwork.
All winning artwork can be viewed on the NASAO website