State DOT News



January 13, 2021

Tony Illia, NDOT Public Information Officer

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Nevada Schoolchildren Aviation Art Contest Entry Deadline January 19


LAS VEGAS, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is reminding schoolchildren that only one week remains to participate in the National Association of State Aviation Officials’ art contest.


Launched this fall, the national contest celebrates the ways in which aviation, hang gliding, hot air ballooning and other air sports connect people across the world. The contest invites youth in three age categories between 6 and 17 to create original paintings depicting the contest’s “a friendlier world with air sports” theme. All art must be drawn by hand (not computer-generated) in permanent marker, crayon or paint on an 11x17 piece of paper. Submissions and official entry form must be postmarked by Jan. 19, 2021 to NDOT aviation program manager Kurt Haukohl, 1263 South Stewart Street, Room 319, Carson City, NV. 89712. Winning Nevada art submissions will then be entered into the national competition, with national winners automatically submitted into an international contest.


Full contest details and submission flyer is available via the “mobility” and “aviation” links at (direct link: Additional national contest information is available at Sponsored by the World Air Sports Federation and National Association of State Aviation Officials, the goal of the annual contest is to inspire young people to learn more about aviation and aeronautics.


“Air sports brings people together and creates friendships that connect people from all over the world and of all ages,” contest materials explain.


In Nevada, NDOT’s Office of Aviation Planning supports general aviation safety and accessibility. Through annual safety inspections and education programs, the division helps ensure that Nevada's general aviation public and private-use airports meet applicable safety requirements and provide a viable, balanced and integrated system of aviation facilities for all users.





Tony Illia

Public Information Officer

Nevada Department of Transportation

o: (702) 385-6509 | m: (702) 249-2334 | e:


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