competitions

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Fly Your Ride Competition 2014

We're looking for students who want to build a vehicle no larger than a shoebox, slide it down a ramp, and see if it can jump a gap. It's fun, it's creative, and you don't have to be a science fair genius to come up with a winning entry! We'll give you feedback, create opportunities to talk to experts, and give away great prizes!
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Fly Your Ride! Competition 2013

We're looking for students who want to build a vehicle no larger than a shoebox, slide it down a ramp and see if it can jump a gap. It's fun, it's creative, and you don't have to be a science fair genius to come up with a winning entry. We'll give you feedback, create opportunities to talk to experts, and give away great prizes!
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Green Skills for Life Competition 2011

What is one change or action you think you and others could do in your everyday lives in order to make the world a greener place?
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Green Skills for Life Competition 2010

All it takes is one small change or action to help make the Earth a better place. What is one change or actions you think you and others could do in your everyday lives in order to make the world a greener place?
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2010 Regional Youth Aviation Art Competition - What if?

This year's theme, Aviation in the Global Marketplace, challenged young artists to imagine how they would use their own airplane to connect people, places, and things from around the world. How would they use their airplanes to change the world?
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2009 Green Skills for Life Video Competition

All it takes is one small change/action to help start making the Earth a better place. What is one change/action you think you and others could do in order to make the world a greener place?
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2009 Regional Youth Aviation Art Competition

Not only did Leonardo da Vinci design futuristic flying machines for his time, he designed them without the idea of using fossil fuels for an energy source. The San Diego Air & Space Museum and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority asked students to paint or draw a futuristic flying machine that uses alternative energy sources, not petroleum or fossil-based fuels. The winners have been selected and their work is now on display at the Airport for thousands of travelers to see.
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6th Annual Amateur Photography Exhibition: Through da Vinci's Eyes

Leonardo da Vinci's ideas can be seen in the world all around you - from helicopters to hang gliders. For 6th Annual Amateur Photography Exhibition: Through da Vinci's Eyes, presented by the Museum of Photographic Arts and the museum, we asked photographers to photograph the world of flight as if through da Vinci's eyes. Then in a few sentences to explain how their photo relates to one of da Vinci's flight related designs. Below are the winning photographs and their explinations.
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Da Vinci's Designs Scale Model Competition & Exhibition

Leonardo da Vinci did much more than paint the Mona Lisa. He drew designs for inventions well ahead of his time, especially on the subject of flight. While Leonardo built a few models of his designs, most probably stayed on paper. For the da Vinci's Designs Scale Model Competition & Exhibition we asked our model builders to take his designs off the paper and build them.
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Green Ideas for Life Scholarship

The San Diego Air & Space Museum along with Ford Motor Company Fund asked San Diego County students to create a piece of art and a written piece describing how they can green the place where they live. Below are the images of the pieces of art and written pieces from our four winners and one grand prize winner.
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