30th Annual Student Art Contest

John Wayne Airport invites Orange County public and private school students, grades K-12, to enter the 30th Annual John Wayne Airport Student Art Contest. Students can tap into their imagination, grab their favorite set of crayons, markers, pencils or paints and create artwork depicting this year’s theme “FLYING: YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW.”

The dream to fly is thousands of years old. Each generation learning from the previous of what is possible while holding on to the love of flight. Where will the next generation of aviation dreamers lead? Students are encouraged to create artwork that combines the flights of the past with the dreams of the future, and illustrate what can happen when people work together and follow their passion for flight.

JWA implemented its annual Student Art Contest in 1990 as part of the opening of the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. In 1996, the Airport began coordinating its art contest with the International Aviation Art Contest sponsored by the National Aeronautic Association, National Association of State Aviation Officials, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration in cooperation with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

We are now accepting entries through November 7, 2019.  Entries can be submitted to the Orange County Department of Education or to any of the Orange County libraries listed on the entry form for individual submissions. For more information, entry form and contest rules, please visit www.ocair.com/student-art.

Good luck, be creative and have fun!