News and Events
are scheduled throughout the year in New
Jersey. In addition, museums
throughout the state feature aviation
2016 International Aviation Art Contest
artists aged 6 to 17 are invited to participate in
International Aviation Art
The 2016 theme
is "Create a poster for Air Sports and Nature in Harmony".
The beauty of the earth is never clearer than when seen from the air. Every day, thousands of people flying in airliners look at the earth with a new perspective from above. Another group of boys, girls, men and women involved in air sports are fortunate to have a special view of the grandeur below them as the soar in gliders or float through the air in balloons. Others feel the rush of air as they parachute down to a beautiful field or cross the sky in an ultralight or helicopter.
From above, the fullness of nature is seen in ways unknowable from the ground. Helicopters give tours of the inaccessible rivers and canyons as balloons float across home towns, each giving new insight into how land, water, animals, and people share their environments. From the air, one is able to take pictures and film land that would otherwise never be seen. Aircraft do this without the need for roads. An airport or open field will do for the intrepid aviator.
While the air sport participants enjoy this freedom, they also must be very good neighbors to all the people and animals and the environment. This is especially important as they take-off and land. Air sports enthusiasts are happy to do this because the beauty of the earth is one of the reasons they love flying so much.
So grab your favorite pen or brush capture the connection between the land and the air. Create a work of art that shows air sports and nature in harmony. Good luck!
All entries are to be postmarked or hand-delivered by Friday, January 22, 2016 and sent to:
New Jersey Department of Transportation - Aeronautics
Attention: Clare Mansfield
1035 Parkway Avenue
PO Box 600
Trenton, NJ 08625
Artwork is judged, at least in part, for its creative use of this year’s theme in relation to the aviation world. The
contest is divided
into state, national
and international segments.
The winners of the
state contest will compete
nationally and finally,
national winners will compete
The 2015 winning entries for the New Jersey contest are available for viewing.
Past winners in New
Jersey's Aviation Art
*Contest not held in New Jersey or at the National Level
For additional information
or questions, email or
For a list of winners
in the national and international contests, visit the NASAO web
site and click on ‘aviation art contest’ in
left column under 'Announcements' for National
Level Winners, and Young
Contest Section of the Fédération
Aéronautique Internationale Web site for the International Level winners.
Aviation Event Calendar
For other information on aviation events
in New Jersey and out-of-state locations,
Aviation. The information is not guaranteed,
so confirm dates as some events are canceled
From Teterboro in the north of the state
to Rio Grande in Cape May County, New Jerseys
southernmost county, eight aviation museums
tell about the history of flying in the
The museums preserve more than 200 years
of aviation heritage, from the famous
Curtiss Wright J-5 Whirlwind Engine used
by Charles Lindbergh, to space travel
To find the museum you would like to
visit and learn about its offerings and
the days it's open, choose from this list.