The 2016 Air Force Art Contest is now open. Now through midnight on November 30th we will accept electronic submissions of original, two-dimensional fine art from our talented active duty and retired service members and their families. Eligible art includes paintings and drawings in a variety of mediums.

Who Can Participate in the Air Force Art Contest?
The contest is open to adults, and children ages 6-17 and includes categories for both novice and accomplished artists.

Medium Accepted: 

  • Oil
  • Watercolor
  • Acrylic
  • Pastel
  • Mixed media
  • Gouache
  • Egg tempera
  • Pen and ink
  • Drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratch board, markers, and metal point. 

Exclusions: 

  • Digital art, photography, or three-dimensional art such as sculpture will not be accepted.

Categories

    1. Adult
      1. Novice: Individuals whose art skills were not obtained through formal education leading to a college credit or a college degree.
      2. Accomplished: Individuals who obtained skills and knowledge through formal courses leading to a credit in college or art schools, or received awards in professional competitions.
    2. Youth: Art must be accomplished by youth that fall into one of the categories below:
      1. Teens: Ages 13-17
      2. Pre-Teens: Ages 9-12
      3. Children: Ages 6-8

Prizes will be given to the top 3 winners in each category.

Contest Dates
Participants may upload their entries between 1-30 November 16.

For a complete list of rules and instructions on how to enter, click here!

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The Air Force Worldwide Talent Competition challenges Airmen to compete in a variety of categories to determine the “Best of the Best” in both musical and non-musical entertainment abilities.

Who Can Participate in the Worldwide Talent Competition?
Air Force Active Duty, Guard and Reserve members are eligible to compete

Performance Categories

    1. Male Vocalist: A solo vocal performer. Self-accompaniment is not authorized. All styles of music are authorized and multiple styles may be represented during the act (i.e. pop, rock, rap, classical, etc.)
    2. Female Vocalist: The same criteria as Male Vocalist apply
    3. Instrumentalist: A solo instrumental performer. All styles of music are authorized and multiple styles may be presented during the act. Multiple instruments may be played during the act. Vocalizing is not permitted. An instrumentalist must play a minimum of one solo section during the act.
    4. Musical Variety: A solo performer who combines multiple musical talents into a single act or performs a single talent which is derived from a musical basis, but does not fit in any of the other categories. Examples include, a combined vocal and dancing act, a combined vocal and instrumental act, etc. All styles of music are authorized and multiple styles may be presented during the act. A performer may use live music and/or may be self-accompanied in the same act.
    5. Non-Musical Variety: A solo performer who presents either single or multiple talents, which are not derived from a musical basis. Examples include comedy, roller skating, magic, mime, ventriloquism, drama, etc. Live or prerecorded music may be used as background music in the act.
    6. Dance Category: A solo dance performer: All styles of dance and music are authorized and multiple styles may be presented during the act. Vocalizing is not permitted.

Contest Dates
Participants may upload their acts between 1-30 November 16.

For more information, or to submit your entry, click here!