Aviation Art Contest

The 2023 International Aviation Art Contest "Air Sports and the Environment."
To see 2020 contest submissions and winners, visit contest results

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Aeronautics Division are hosting the State portion of the 2023 U.S. and International Aviation Art contest.  The contest will begin at the State level, moves to National, and then on to the International competition.  This is a great opportunity to help raise funds for our school's art departments, as well as, engage our youth to become involved with aviation and art. 

Since 1989 the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) has sponsored the International Aviation Art Contest to challenge young people to illustrate the importance of aviation through art.  Demonstrating the impact of aeronautics through an interactive, fun medium such as art motivates youth of all ages to become more familiar with aeronautics, engineering, and science.  The U.S. portion of the contest is sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and is managed by the NASAO Center for Aviation Research and Education (CARE).  Students between the ages of 6 and 17 may participate. Entries will be judged in three classes, according to age and at least in part for their creative use of the theme in relation to the aviation world.  Each FAI member country sponsors the contest in their country and will submit national winners to the International Jury every year.

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  Junior Category
     (Date of birth between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2016)

Group II Intermediate Category
     (Date of birth between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012)

Group III Senior Category
     (Date of birth between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2008)

State Winners for each category receive the following:

1st Place:     $100 
2nd Place:    $50  
3rd Place:     $25    

      Art Teacher
1st Place:    $100 
2nd Place:    $50 
3rd Place:     $25     

1st, 2nd and 3rd place national winners are selected from each age group. All national winners receive certificates, ribbons and a framed reproduction of their artwork with the original being forwarded to FAI for the international competition.

Winners of the international competition receive certificates and gold, silver, or bronze medals.

For complete contest rules and required authenticity certificate please see the 2021 International Aviation Art Contest brochure.

For more information contact:
Erin Burkle
7335 Centennial Boulevard
Nashville, TN  37209
Phone:  (615) 532 – 8717
Fax: (615) 741 – 4959


***REMEMBER: Do not frame, place borders, or laminate submissions.***