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Monday, February 24, 2014

Virginia Aviation Awards Deadline Reminder

The deadline for the Virginia Department of Aviation to receive nominations for the 2014 Virginia Aviation Awards is May 23, 2014.

Please nominate those you feel worthy of receiving Airport Manager of the Year, Person of the Year, or the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Take advantage of this opportunity to pay tribute to those leaders in Virginia aviation. By doing so, you ensure role models for generations to come.

The 2014 Virginia Aviation Awards will be presented on Wednesday, August 13 during the 40th annual Virginia Aviation Conference at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Click here for a nomination form.

Friday, February 7, 2014

2014 International Aviation Art Contest- Virginia Winners

The Virginia winners of 2014 International Aviation Art Contest have been chosen. The theme this year was "Flying Saves Lives". 

Entries in each age group were judged this year by Bill Kluge, a professional aviation artist, illustrator and graphic designer for NASA and select employees from the Virginia Department of Aviation with an aviation background. Winners receive a certificate and recognition from the Commonwealth. The top three entries in each age group are forwarded to Washington, D.C., to be judged in the national competition.

Featured above are the first place winners in each of the age groups:

Junior Category

First Place: Renae George (age 9)
Baker Butler Elementary, Warrenton

Second Place: Ian Ridgway (age 7)
W.T. Cooke Elementary, Virginia Beach

Third Place: Marcus Miller (age 9)
Langley Elementary, Hampton

Intermediate Category

First Place: Alisa Khuu (age 13)
Kenmore Middle, Arlington

Second Place: Greg Wohlford (age 13)
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle, Falls Church

Third Place: Victoria Phan (age 10)
St. Michael School, Annandale

Senior Category

First Place: Justin Lee (age 14)
Thomas Jefferson High, Alexandria

Second Place: Emily Zhou (age 17)
Thomas Jefferson High, Alexandria

Third Place: Debi Acevedo (age 18)
Christ Chapel Academy, Woodbridge

All of the winners will be featured in the Virginia Department of Aviation's Spring 2014 newsletter. Request your copy here!