N.C. Students Earn Top Honors in Aviation Art Contesteditor@aashto.org April 9, 2021 0 COMMENTS
Five North Carolina students earned top honors in the 2021 National Aviation Art Contest; awards that offer them a chance to compete in an international art contest.
[Above photo by NCDOT of art by Anish Upadhyaya.]
After placing first, second, or third across the three age categories in the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s State Art Contest earlier this year – art based on the theme “A Friendlier World with Air Sports” – the paintings then entered the national aviation art contest, hosted by the National Association of State Aviation Officials in Washington, D.C.
Now, after their national contest wins, NCDOT said in a statement that the artworks of those five students would compete in the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale’s International Art Competition, held in Switzerland.
The winning students this year are:
- Kyndall Anthony of Kannapolis, Forest Park Elementary (3rd Place, Junior Category)
- Anish Upadhyaya of Cary, Alston Ridge Middle (1st Place, Intermediate Category)
- Ava Lanzy of Indian Trail, Wesley Chapel Elementary (3rd Place, Intermediate Category)
- Amy Lee of Cary, Panther Creek High (2nd Place, Senior Category)
- Isabel Chang of Cary, Cary Academy (3rd Place, Senior Category)
The NCDOT noted it received 764 entries from 137 schools for its 2021 competition, adding that – since 2016 – a total of 8,362 students have participated in the N.C. Aviation Art Contest. To view the artwork from all N.C. finalists, visit the NCDOT Flickr page.