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March 23, 2011

Airport Poster Contest gives students chance for free plane ride

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Chandler’s municipal airport is calling on Chandler students to use their creativity to help promote the City’s airport by participating in a poster contest. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a free airplane ride provided by Chandler Air Service, a leading flight training school operating at the airport.

“Chandler’s airport and the businesses supporting it are a tremendous asset to the community,” Councilmember and Airport Commission liaison Kevin Hartke said. “This contest is intended to heighten public awareness and appreciation for the airport, while providing an exciting opportunity for a young person to be recognized for their talent."

Students from grades K-6 are invited to submit poster-sized drawings focusing on the airport being part of the community and the theme “Chandler Municipal Airport – Your Neighbor for More Than 60 years”. Winners will be chosen in two grade categories; grades K-3 and 4-6. First, Second and Third Place medals will be awarded in each category and the school or organization having the most student entries will receive a $250 gift card for the purchase of school supplies. A single Grand Prize Winner will receive the free airplane flight over Chandler courtesy of Chandler Air Service.

The top 10 finalists will be displayed at the airport and the winning entries will be announced during Chandler’s Third Annual Airport Dayz, a weekend of aviation fun being held April 16-17 and hosted by Chandler Air Service at their facilities at 1675 E. Ryan Road.

The deadline to submit entries is Friday, April 8, 2011. Only individual entries are allowed (no group entries) and every student must submit an entry form along with their poster. The entries will be judged by members of the Chandler Airport Commission, a seven-member commission comprised of Chandler residents.

Entry rules, forms and fliers are available online at www.chandleraz.gov/airport or can be picked up at Chandler City Hall, 175 S. Arizona Avenue, or the Chandler Municipal Airport terminal building, 2380 S. Stinson Way. Entries can be dropped off at City Hall or the Chandler Municipal Airport, or mailed to CHD Poster Contest, City of Chandler - Mail Stop 604, PO Box 4008, Chandler, AZ 85244-4008.

For more information, visit www.chandleraz.gov/airport, or call 480-782-2225.

Additional Links:

- Poster Contest Entry Form (PDF)
- Chandler Municipal Airport - Airport Dayz