News and Events
are scheduled throughout the year in New
Jersey. In addition, museums
throughout the state feature aviation
2017 International Aviation Art Contest
artists aged 6 to 17 are invited to participate in
International Aviation Art
"Beyond the Clouds" is the 2017 theme.
We live beneath the clouds. We look up and see them stand stationary or speed across the sky. We see them reflect the bright colors of the sunrise or sunset. They turn dark and purple, letting us know a storm is coming. We see almost every aspect of clouds, except what they look like from above.
Above the clouds is s space known only to those who dare to break the bounds of earth. Some soar in hot air balloons, gliders and hang gliders, floating across the sky with the clouds. Others fly in planes, as pilots or passengers, watching the clouds and
earth race by below. Specially trained pilots in rugged aircraft fly into storm clouds, taking measurements that help those on the ground predict where the storm will go. Those in helicopters can stand still, like clouds on a still day, or can fly across the sky high and low. Aerobatic pilots love clear skies, so those below can watch their amazing feats of flight. Intrepid aviators on the ground send up weather balloons almost to space, both for science and for the amazing pictures that can be taken only when you get above the clouds.
The world of aviation is always changing as each new generation of pilots and designers bring their vision of flight to the world. Now is the time to grab your favorite art supplies and turn yor imagination loose. Create a work of art that celebrates the adventures and excitment only available in that special place beyond the clouds.
Artwork is judged, at least in part, for its creative use of this year’s theme in relation to the aviation world. The
contest is divided
into state, national
and international segments.
The winners of the
state contest will compete
nationally and finally,
national winners will compete
Entries should be postmarked by Friday, January 20, 2017. Send New Jersey entries to:
New Jersey Departmant of Transportation - Aeronautics
1035 Parkway Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08618
The 2016 winning entries for the New Jersey contest are available for viewing.
Past winners in New
Jersey's Aviation Art
*Contest not held in New Jersey or at the National Level
For additional information
or questions, email or
A list of winners
in the national and international contests is available on the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) Web
Aviation Event Calendar
For other information on aviation events
in New Jersey and out-of-state locations,
Aviation. The information is not guaranteed,
confirm dates as some events are canceled
From Teterboro in the north of the state
to Rio Grande in Cape May County, New Jerseys
southernmost county, eight aviation museums
tell about the history of flying in the
The museums preserve more than 200 years
of aviation heritage, from the famous
Curtiss Wright J-5 Whirlwind Engine used
by Charles Lindbergh, to space travel
To find the museum you would like to
visit and learn about its offerings and
the days it's open, choose from this list.