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International Aviation Art Contest (FAI)

Sept. 4. 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018
Art Cases, Concourse A, near Gate A-2  

Since 1989, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) has sponsored an International Aviation Art Contest to challenge young people to illustrate the importance of aviation through art. Demonstrating the impact of aeronautics through an interactive, fun medium such as art motivates youth of all ages to become more familiar with aeronautics, engineering and science. The U.S. portion of the contest is sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), managed by the NASAO Center for Aviation Research and Education and sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott, Ken Cook Co., the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education with additional support from NASAO members.
Children from both public and private schools in the state of Tennessee between the ages of 6 and 17 could participate. Entries were judged in three classes, according to age and for creative use of the theme in relation to the aviation world. Award recipients are recognized at an official ceremony held at the Baugh Hangar at the Lebanon Municipal Airport each year. State winners placing first, second, or third, received a monetary prize up to $100, with a matching gift for the associated school art department. Winners at the state level will also compete at the national level, and then go on to international competition. Each FAI member sponsors the contest in their region, and submits national winners to the International Jury each year.

Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with TAC. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614 or send email to