Welcome to our 3rd annual Aviation and Aerospace Art Contest. We are so happy you are interested in having your students participate this year. Last year over 2,000 students participated, and our goal this year is to get to 3,000 students.
We want all the young innovators out there to know that San Antonio is home to the very first military flight. On March 2, 1910, Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois climbed aboard the Army Airplane No. 1 at Fort Sam Houston and, at 9:30 a.m., circled the field, attaining the height of 200 feet and circling the field at the speed of 30 mph. The flight only lasted for seven and a half minutes.
Foulois made four flights that day, crashing on the last flight due to a broken fuel pipe. The premier flight became known as the "birth of military flight," and Foulois became known as the "father of U.S. military aviation."
For this year’s contest, we are asking our artists to create art that capture’s our admiration and reliance on the aircraft that serve our country. Your art can depict military aircraft from the past, present, or future.
“Lt. Col. Amy Tullis gave the Dee Howard Foundation Interns a tour of the plane she flies and instructs other pilots how to fly.
This is a C5, the kind of plane that Lt. Col Amy Tullis flies and teaches others to fly.
Art Educators are eligible to receive a $100 stipend if they are in the Top 40 to register for the contest and they submit artwork to their district liaison by November 1.
Art Educators will be provided a YouTube link that will have an educational video on the Military History of San Antonio and an introduction to our Mission Commander, Lt. Col. Amy Tullis — the first female commander of the 433rd AW at JBSA Lackland. She flies a C5! The Video link will be available on 9/15.
(See a list of liaisons below)
District Art Contest Liaisons will conduct a district-wide art contest for all their campus winners. The District Liaisons will select the top 3 winners in each of the grade level categories.
The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering & Integrated Design Student Success Center Attn: DHF/UTSA Art Contest One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249
City Wide Art contest Winners will be announced live at 12 pm from UTSA on DHF's Facebook page. February - Art Contest Award Ceremony date/location TBD - Art Educator Stipends are awarded to the ISD foundations/charter schools at this event.
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The Dee Howard Foundation and the University of Texas are proud to have had the following school districts and school networks participate in the 2022 “The History of Military Flight” art contest.
If you would like your students to participate in the 2022-2023 Art Contest please fill out and submit this form.
All student artwork must be submitted with a form attached to the back: