Each year the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) Association creates a theme for an art contest in an effort to motivate and encourage young people to become more familiar with and participate in aeronautics, engineering and science. The FAI then invites its member nations to submit their best artwork for international recognition. In the United States, the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) is the main organizer of the contest. Every Fall, South Dakota schools will receive an invitation to participate in the contest by submitting their interpretation of the aviation theme. The South Dakota winners are announced and displayed every spring at the SD Airports Conference, in the South Dakota Pilots Association newsletter and on this website. Every child receives a certificate of participation and the winners receive prizes with an aviation or art theme and a laminated copy of their work. Look for our next theme every Fall to come to your school and let your imagination FLY.