|March 15, 2002||
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IOWAN AMONG INTERNATIONAL AVIATION ART
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation's Office of Aviation and the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) have announced an Iowan is among the national winners of the 2002 International Aviation Art Contest.
Twenty-nine states held aviation art contests in which they submitted the first, second and third place winners in each of three categories to the national competition. In total, more than 5,000 pieces of art were judged in this year's contest themed "Silent Flight."
One Iowa entry, created by Bryan Church of Cedar Rapids, was selected as the first place winner in the age 10-13 category.
Church, along with the other national winners, will
receive recognition during the 2002 Spring Awards
Reception/Ceremony organized by the National Aeronautics Association (NAA). The
event will be held at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. the
evening of April 4. NASA and NASAO are providing the award recipient
airfare and hotel to the nation’s capitol for the ceremony. At the event they
will receive an award certificate and ribbon, along with a framed reproduction
of their work and a limited edition aviation print by professional artists from
the American Society of Aviation Artists.
original artwork of all first place winners will be entered into the
International Aviation Art Contest to be held by Fédération Aéronautique
Vienna, Austria, April 27.
The national art contest is sponsored by the NASAO Center for Aviation Research and Education, NAA, NASA, and FAA, and has been held for more than 10 years.