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JWA News Release

October 1, 2015
Contact: Rachel Gibson
(949) 252-5182

SANTA ANA, Calif. – John Wayne Airport’s (JWA) 26th annual Student Art Contest is underway. All Orange County public and private school students in grades kindergarten through 12 are encouraged to submit artwork inspired by this year’s theme: “Airsports in Harmony with Nature.”

Entries should be submitted to the Orange County Department of Education, any Orange County Public Library Branch or participating city libraries, no later than 4 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

“I’m eager to see the artwork produced by our young persons,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Todd Spitzer. “John Wayne Airport’s annual Student Art Contest is a terrific vehicle to engage and highlight Orange County’s youth.”

John Wayne Airport Invites Orange County Students to Enter 26th Annual Student Art Contest

Selected by sponsors of the International Aviation Art Contest, the contest theme differs each year. Artworks that best depict this year’s contest theme are selected for exhibition and prizes. Winners and honorable mentions from grades K-12 will be exhibited from December 8, 2015, through January 18, 2016, on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.

“John Wayne Airport’s Student Art Contest provides a wonderful opportunity for our youth to showcase their talents,” said Supervisor Michelle Steel. “When visiting Orange County’s world-class airport this December and January, stop by the exhibit and admire the artwork of these wonderful young artists.”

Each entrant will receive a certificate of participation from the Airport, and select winners will be awarded prizes donated by sponsors. Past sponsors included Boomers! Irvine, Disneyland Resort, Irvine Museum, JWA McDonald’s, Knott’s Berry Farm, Laguna College of Art and Design, La Habra Children’s Museum and Southwest Airlines.

For more information about entering the Student Art Contest, visit or contact Art Program Coordinator Jeffrey Frisch at


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