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Alaska Airlines Calls on the Kids of Hawaii to Paint Their Next Plane

October 3, 2012 at 7:06 AM | by | ()

Once again it’s time to bust out the colored pencils, crayons, and markers, as it’s time for another airline coloring contest. You might remember that ANA was looking for a few good artists to design their latest livery, and now it looks like another carrier is also recruiting some nifty designs.

Alaska Airlines just announced their own “Paint the Plane” contest, but unfortunately—or fortunately—this one looks to be designed just for the kiddos. The carrier is asking for a little help from the school aged kids over in Hawaii to sketch something that represents the culture, the beauty, and the unique characteristics of the Aloha State.

We already know that Alaska Airlines loves Hawaii as much as it loves Alaska—at least it seems that way from all their nonstop flights to the islands. However, now they’ve really confirmed this by teaming up with the Hawai'i State Department of Education the Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools to get some pretty plane pictures. Contest forms will be handed out at over 400 schools, and it looks like well over 200,000 keiki will have a chance to get their doodles and drawings on the outside of a plane.

The deadline for the drawings is set for the end of November, and then final judging will take place in December. The results are scheduled for January, and the plane will then be scheduled to make its debut in the spring of 2013. The grand prize student will score a trip for four to any Alaska Airlines destination as well as a $5,000 scholarship—and of course a custom painted airplane that he or she designed.

[Photo: InSapphoWeTrust]

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