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State art contest offers creative opportunity for kids over their holiday break

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics encourages children, ages seven to 17, to showcase their artistic talent by participating in its annual statewide poster contest.  This year’s theme is “My Favorite Air Sport.” Examples of air sports include ballooning, hang gliding and parachuting.

The top three entries in three different age divisions will advance to the national competition, with the potential to be entered in the international aviation art contest. In addition, statewide winners will receive the following prizes: First place - $100 art supply gift certificate or an airplane ride for two, second place - $75 art supply gift certificate, third place - $50 art supply gift certificate.

All artwork must be original and cannot be computer generated. For complete contest rules and the appropriate entry form, visit the DOT website.

Entries must be postmarked by January 28, 2013, and mailed to: Nicole Wiessinger, WisDOT – Bureau of Aeronautics, P.O. Box 7914, Madison, WI 53707-7914

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