NCDOT Names Winners of 2024 Aviation Art Contest

The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently announced the student winners of its 2024 North Carolina Aviation Art Contest; a competition sponsored by the North Carolina Airports Association, which provides cash prizes to the winners and their schools.

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The agency said in a statement that judging for the entries from 1,646 students from 181 schools was based on creativity, adherence to 2024 contest theme of “Air Sports for a Peaceful World,” and technical quality. The winners were selected after weeks of voting by local art teachers, aviation experts, and NCDOT employees.

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The top three students in each age division will also have their artwork submitted in the National Aviation Art Contest in Washington, D.C., with the winners of that contest advancing to the international competition.

Since 2017, NCDOT said 13 of North Carolina’s young artists have placed in the top three in the national competition and three have placed in the top three in the international competition.

The agency said the first, second, and third place prize winners across three age groups for the 2024 contest are:

Junior (born 2014-2017):

  • 1st – Jasmine Lee of Antioch Elementary School in Matthews, NC.
  • 2nd – Aaron Chen of Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy in Morrisville, NC.  
  • 3rd – Minseo Son of Pleasant Grove Elementary School in Cary, NC.

Intermediate (born 2010-2013):

  • 1st – Ellis Gibson of North Buncombe Elementary School in Weaverville, NC.  
  • 2nd – Carolynn Kim of Apex Friendship Elementary School in Apex, NC.
  • 3rd – Emma Chen of Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy in Charlotte, NC.

Senior (born 2006-2009):

  • 1st – Isabel Chang of Cary Academy in Cary, NC.
  • 2nd -Yeji Na of Cary Christian School in Cary, NC.
  • 3rd – Emma Shin of Green Hope High School in Cary, NC.

This year, the top 12 winners in each age group will have their artwork displayed digitally at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC, the NCDOT added.

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