The Illinois Aviation Museum is hosting its first-ever Youth Aviation Art Contest from September 1, 2022, to October 31, 2022. Artwork will be judged based on creativity, originality, and the best representation of aviation.

The submission period has been extended until October 31!

Artwork may be in any media except photography. We are looking for creative submissions, so HAVE FUN!

All submissions will be displayed at the museum for community voting, which will occur in November. Voting will be available in person at the museum and online via social media and our website. There is one winner per age group, and the winners will receive a $25 gift card.

The rules of the contest are as follows.

There are three age groups for submissions: 8-11, 12-15, and 16-18. Only one submission is allowed per artist.

Submit your artwork anytime between Sept. 1 – Oct. 31, in person at the Illinois Aviation Museum during its normal operating hours (Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) or at the Airport Manager’s Office by Oct. 31.

At the time of submission, parent/guardian consent will be asked if the artist is under 18 years of age.

The size of the artwork can be no larger than 11” x 14”

Submission constitutes permission for IAM to use images of the artwork and the artists in marketing, including but not limited to social media channels. Submissions become the property of the Illinois Aviation Museum.

We look forward to seeing your submissions!