Flight contest planned
Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 4:07 pm
The Messenger, August 25, 2010
Youthful flight enthusiasts from 12-18 years old are encouraged to take part in the special contest that will wrap up during the 2010 Airport Extravaganza Sept. 12.
To enter, contestants must submit an original artistic representation of “Flight — the Great Adventure,” using pencil, watercolor, crayon, chalk or other artistic media. The artistic effort must include a brief written explanation of why the artist believes the work interprets the theme noted above.
Those entering the contest are asked to print their name, age and contact information on a card and attach it to the back lower right corner of the entry. A parent or guardian must sign the release and waiver of liability agreement and submit it with the artwork in order for the work to be considered.
The deadline for entry is 3 p.m. Sept. 7. Work may be turned in by that time and date to the school office where the artist is a student or may be delivered to the Promethean Foundation office at 206 East Reelfoot Ave., Suite 23, in Union City.
The winner, whose art has been judged on quality of work, originality of design and interpretation of the theme, will receive a free exciting ride in the vintage Boeing Stearman to be flown by Jeff Reed at the 2010 CornFest Airport Extravaganza Sept. 12 at Everett-Stewart Regional Airport. Reed is president of the Rebel Chapter of the International Aerobatic Club.
Sponsors of the contest have provided information about the opportunity to area high schools and Union City Middle School, as well as to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Tennessee-Union City. Students are encouraged to get to work right away on their projects, a spokesman said.
For more information, call 884-0088.