Texas Airport Announces Art Contest Winners

February 12, 2014 Aviation Art

Calhoun County Airport (PKV) presented the 5th Annual Calhoun Air Center Aviation Art Contest winners their prizes and certificates on Tuesday, February 11th. Students from Calhoun County submitted over 275 entries this year, the theme was “Flying Saves Lives.”  

In the past five years the airport has received over 1,500 entries. The contest aims to educate our youth about the multiple avenues in aviation through art. In honor of the fifth year, Calhoun Air Center made the selection process more exciting. The art pieces were showcased via an online Facebook contest. The contest was a complete success with over 650 votes.

“The students look forward to our contest each year, some even submit multiple entries. They spend weeks planning their art piece,” commented airport manager Dianna Stanger. “It’s exciting to see them with such enthusiasm towards aviation and art.”

Junior Category
Student: Kary Xu
School: HJM Elementary

Intermediate Category
Student: Kaden Yeach
School: HJM Elementary

Senior Category
Student: Adrian Chavana
School: Travis Middle School

The age groups are as follows: Senior Category (ages 15 – 18), Intermediate Category (ages 11 – 14) and Junior Category (ages 7 – 10).

About the art contest: The airport’s art contest is structured after the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) International Aviation Art Contest. Calhoun Air Center submits all of the entries from the local art contest to the TxDOT International Aviation Art Contest. TxDOT Aviation Division sends each student a participation certificate to their school.

The winners of the TxDOT International Aviation Art Contest will be announced by March 2014; winning contestants along with their family and teacher are invited to TxDOT’s Texas Aviation banquet which will be held in Dallas, Texas, on April 10, 2014, at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel. Following the state-level contest, winners will have their entries sent to be judged nationally.