• L&T staff report
First and foremost, powered flight began as an adventure – a sport. In the beginning, flying was a risky business that was not for the faint of heart; injury, or even death, was something that pilots had to consider each and every time they went up. But over the 20th century, as powered flight became more stable, routine, and safe, it also became less and less the sport of daredevils and more and more a way to transport people and goods rapidly over long distances. During this time, powered flight also became something else – it became a means of saving people’s lives.
Today, helicopters fly rural accident victims to far away hospitals; organs are packed in ice and flown, in the nick of time, to save dying patients; pilots use planes and helicopters to fight large fires; and relief agencies transport food and water to starving and thirsty people around the globe. Flight allows us to see like birds and move faster than the wind, and it has given us the ability to help those who could never be helped before. Can you think of other ways that “flying saves lives?” Let us count or perhaps more accurately, illustrate the ways. Good luck.
The required format is A3 (11-3/4” x 16.5”). Or, if this is unobtainable, the nearest possible equivalent. Artwork must NOT be framed or outlined with borders.
All artwork must be done by hand (or, in the case of physically challenged children, by foot or mouth). Any of the following media are permitted: watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, indelible marker pens, felt-tip pens, soft ball-point pens, indelible ink, Crayola or any similar indelible medium. The following media are NOT permitted: pencil, charcoal or other non-permanent medium; computer-generated artwork; collage work involving the use of photocopies.
The following information should be clearly shown on the back of the artwork: title, family name, given name, address, date of birth, country of residence, name and address of school which the child attends, and certificate of authenticity (see reverse). There is no need for a title on the poster and entrants can decide for themselves whether or not to include one. However, there should be a clearly recognizable link to the theme of the contest.
Once received, entries become (and remain) the property of the State Sponsor and may be used for a variety of purposes. Those forwarded for international judging become (and remain) the property of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI).
This year’s theme is “Flying Saves Lives.” Artwork is judged, at least in part, for its creative use of this year’s theme in relation to the aviation world.
Entries must be sent to your state’s sponsor office (see return address on this brochure or go to: www.nasao.org) and must be postmarked by Friday.
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
Born between Jan. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2007
Group II – Intermediate Category
Born between Jan. 1, 2000 and Dec. 31, 2003
Group III – Senior Category
Born between Jan. 1, 1996 and Dec. 31, 1999
Entries in each age group are judged and state winners and runners-up are selected. Winners receive a certificate and recognition from their state. The top three entries in each age group are forwarded to Washington, D.C. to be judged in the national competition.
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.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place national winners in each age group are forwarded to FAI Headquarters for international judging. Winners of the international competition receive certificates and gold, silver or bronze medals.
AUTHENTICITY CERTIFICATE is required and can be picked up at the Mid-America Air Museum in Liberal.
All entries must be postmarked by Friday.