OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma children ages 6 to 17 are invited to enter the 2014 International Aviation Art Contest.
The theme for this year's event is "Flying Saves Lives." Artwork will be judged by age group and based on originality, design and usage of theme. Winners in first, second and third places will receive a certificate and cash prize.
Aeronautics director Victor Bird says aerospace is extremely important to Oklahoma because it's one of the state's top industries. Bird says he hopes the art contest will act as a springboard for careers in aerospace and aviation for Oklahoma students.
Entries must be sent to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission at 120 N. Robinson, Suite 1244W, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 and be postmarked by Jan. 17, 2014.
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