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Virginia Aviation Art Contest Winners Selected

Hundreds of students utilized their markers, crayons, paint and paintbrushes to show off their skills and create artwork for the 2021 Aviation Art Contest. This year’s theme for the contest is “A Friendlier World With Air Sports” and it brought in 108 entries from across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Since 1989 the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) has hosted the International Aviation Art Contest to challenge young people to illustrate the importance of aviation through art. Demonstrating the impact of aeronautics through an interactive and fun medium, such as art, motivates youth of all ages to become more familiar with aeronautics, engineering and science.

The artwork was broken down into three categories by birthdate and was judged on creativity, artistic ability and clear view of the theme. The top three winners were selected in each category and have been sent to the national level for judging. Results from the national level to follow in April. Honorable mentions were given out in each category.

Thank you everyone for your creative and colorful submissions! The Virginia winners and honorable mentions are listed below.

Junior Category I:

First Place: Aimee Chen from Springfield, VA (age 7)

Second Place: Rose Li from Falls Church, VA (age 8)

Third Place: Xinyan Lin from Chantilly, VA (age 8)

Honorable Mention: Victoria Zhang from Vienna, VA (age 7), and Ivan Li from Herndon, VA (age 9)

Intermediate Category II:

First Place: Anya Huang from Great Falls, VA (age 13)

Second Place: Chloe Xie from Vienna, VA (age 12)

Third Place: Chu Xi Sheng from Herndon, VA (age 12)

Honorable Mention: Nitya Boggavarapu from Glen Allen, VA (age 12), Janet Li from Herndon, VA (age 11), and Kaarunyaasree Santhanakumar (age 11)

Senior Category III:

First Place: Alison Wan from Vienna, VA (age 16)

Second Place: Olivia Zhang from McLean, VA (age 15)

Third Place: Cynthia Tseng from McLean, VA (age 15)

Honorable Mention: Andrew NH Wang from Great Falls, VA (age 14), and Vicky Chen from McLean, VA (age 16)

Gallery of 2021 Aviation Art Contest Winners