2017 Aviation Art Contest Winners


The International Aviation Art Contest is designed to motivate and encourage children to study aeronautics, engineering and science.

In the 2017 Texas contest, thirteen students ages 8 to 18 were named winners. Entries were judged in three categories, according to age and for creative use of the theme in relation to the aviation world. All told, 452 students from 25 schools submitted entries in the Texas challenge of the International Aviation Art Contest.

The 2017 contest theme was “Beyond the Clouds” and below are the Texas winners’ entries.

Category I - Ages 6-9

1st place art

Canon Taylor, Age 8
AP Beutel Elementary
Lake Jackson, Texas
1st place

2nd place art

Audrey Freitag, Age 8
Henderson Elementary
San Antonio, Texas
2nd place

3rd place art

Lilly Elsakka, Age 8
West Foundation
Wichita Falls, Texas
3rd place

honorable mention

Jaston Drinkard, Age 9
Jackson Roosevelt Elementary
Port Lavaca, Texas
Honorable Mention

Category II - Ages 10-13

1st place art

Kelly Xu, Age 13
Travis MS
Port Lavaca, Texas
1st place

2nd place art

Adam Roth, Age 10
White Rock Montessori
Dallas, Texas
2nd place

3rd place art

Sreeniketan Sai Senapathi, Age 13
Katy, Texas
3rd place

honorable mention

Alexis Puryear, Age 13
Sibyl’s School of Art
Wheeler, Texas
Honorable Mention

honorable mention

Tess Braddock, Age 12
Sibyl’s School of Art
Wheeler, Texas
Honorable Mention

Category III - Ages 14-18

1st place art

Chi-yin Cheng, Age 17
Travis MS
Port Lavaca, Texas
1st place

2nd place art

Linda Palominos, Age 17
Rio Hondo HS
Rio Hondo, Texas
2nd place

3rd place art

Adriana Gonzalez-Olvera, Age 18
Rio Hondo HS
Rio Hondo, Texas
3rd place

honorable mention

Shirley Yu, Age 15
Jasper HS
Plano, Texas
Honorable Mention

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