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State art contest offers creative opportunity for kids over Thanksgiving break

November 27, 2013

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics encourages children, ages seven to 17, to showcase their artistic talent by participating in its annual statewide poster contest. This year’s theme is “Flying Saves Lives” – examples of possible themes include medical helicopters, relief transport planes, and aircraft used to put out wildfires.

The top three entries in three different age divisions will advance to the national competition, with the potential to be entered in the international aviation art contest. In addition, statewide winners will receive the following prizes:

  • First place: $100 art supply gift certificate or an airplane ride for two
  • Second place: $75 art supply gift certificate
  • Third place: $50 art supply gift certificate

All artwork must be original and cannot be computer generated. For complete contest rules and the appropriate entry form, visit Entries must be postmarked by January 17, 2014, and mailed to:

                                                Nicole Wiessinger
                                                WisDOT – Bureau of Aeronautics
                                                P.O. Box 7914
                                                Madison, WI 53707-7914

For more information, contact:
Nicole Wiessinger, WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics
(608) 266-8166,



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