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Greenville Downtown Airport launches aviation art contest to celebrate SC Aviation Week

Greenville Downtown Airport has launched an art contest to highlight South Carolina Aviation Week, August 15 – 22, with the winner receiving a $100 gift certificate to the airport’s Runway Café.

Scanned images of submitted art will be posted on the Greenville Downtown Airport Facebook page by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, with the winner determined by the photo that receives the most “Likes” by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, August 21.

“We hope to receive art of aviation in action in our area to help show our vibrant industry and city,” said Greenville Downtown Airport Director Joe Frasher. “Static aircraft, students learning to fly, news or sheriff’s aircraft in action, aerials of our great city or nearby attractions like Lake Hartwell or Table Rock are just a few ideas of what might make the subject of a winning art piece.”

Those who like aviation but aren’t artists can participate in the contest by visiting the airport’s Facebook page to vote, Frasher added.

Submitted art may also be used on the airport’s annual holiday card or on postcard(s) with information that promotes Greenville as a destination and Greenville Downtown Airport as a way to get there.

The contest is open to everyone. Here are contest rules:

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  • Subject of the art must be the Greenville Downtown Airport, any general aviation aircraft or depictions of flying over the greater Greenville area.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • By submitting art, contestants confirm that they created the piece by themselves, own the rights to it and give the Greenville Airport Commission the right to reproduce it at no charge.
  • Art must be on unfolded paper, no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 (letter sized paper) and received by 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday, August 18. NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION MUST BE ON THE BACK AND LEGIBLE.
  • Art can be dropped off at the Runway Cafe or mailed to Greenville Airport Commission, 100 Tower Drive, Unit 2, Greenville, SC 29607.
  • By entering, participants release and hold harmless sponsor, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, respective subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability or injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in conjunction with this contest.

South Carolina Aviation Week is an annual event held in conjunction with Orville Wright’s birthday on August 19. The week-long celebration promotes aviation through events that highlight airports’ educational and economic impacts throughout the state. The purpose of Aviation Week is to educate the public and government officials on the importance of aviation and the role it plays in South Carolina’s growing economy.

For more information, visit the Greenville Downtown Airport website or contact Joe Frasher at 864-242-4777 or joe@greenvilledowntownairport.com.

About Greenville Downtown Airport

The Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) is the busiest general aviation airport in South Carolina and is a self-sufficient entity with financial strength that doesn’t rely on local taxpayers for funding. GMU is home to Greenville Jet Center, the largest Fixed Base Operation (FBO) in the state, as well as more than 15 other aviation-related businesses creating 547 jobs that annually contribute more than $68.8 million to the Upstate economy. The airport also is home to Runway Park, an Upstate destination where schoolchildren and families can have fun and learn about aviation.

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