Museum Masterpieces Art & Essay Contest

The National Naval Aviation Museum and Naval Aviation Museum Foundation are excited to announce its second annual Museum Masterpieces Art and Essay Contest. 

Download and Print Art & Essay Form

All public, private, and homeschooled students in grades Kindergarten – 12 are encouraged to participate. The contest calls for entries of original artwork from students in grades K – 12 and essays from students in grades 6 – 12.

“We’re excited to see how each student will utilize their creativity and imagination to recognize our nation’s military men and women,” said retired Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, President and CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.

Contest Information
Contest Flyer & Form

Entries will be collected in February, March and April. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 29. The contest will be separated and judged in separate grade level groups. Winners will be awarded in May.

All art must be created using only pencils, paint, charcoal or markers. Three-dimensional art pieces, photography and digital art are ineligible. Glitter is not permitted on any art pieces. The art must be 11-by-17 inches or smaller. Drop-off locations are available in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Content submitted will not be returned.

Essay submissions must be between 200 to 500 words typed using double-spaced lines. Essay submissions can be mailed or emailed.

First, second, and third-place winners’ submissions will be displayed at the National Naval Aviation Museum for Military Appreciation Month in May 2023. First-place winners’ submissions will be displayed in the National Naval Aviation Museum for 6 months.

First place winners will also receive a $100 gift cards.

For details about the requirements and how to submit entries please visit For contest questions please contact Dianna Hayden at or 850-308-8935.