The winners of the 2021 U.S. National Youth Aviation Art Contest have been selected by the contest’s managing organization, the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), in partnership with NAA. The annual contest is part of a larger international effort to inspire youth to illustrate the importance of aviation through art. Contest submissions are grouped into three age categories for judging, allowing students ranging from 6 to 17 years old to compete. The 2021 theme, “A Friendlier World with Air Sports”, encouraged students to create artwork that captures a friendlier world that comes from people meeting and sharing their love of sport aviation. To qualify for the U.S. national contest, all artwork was first submitted into state-level competitions, with the winning entries forwarded to NASAO and NAA for national award consideration. This year, over 120 pieces of art from 15 participating states were received. The national winners have been submitted into the international contest, which will be judged in June by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). Congratulations to the 2021 U.S. national winners!
1st Place: Grace Sun- New Jersey, Age 9
2nd Place: Nithin Metha- Nebraska, Age 9
3rd Place: Kyndall Anthony- North Carolina, Age 10