News Releases

October 5, 2009


Santa Ana, California - John Wayne Airport's 20th annual Student Art Contest is underway. Students interested in entering are being asked to create artwork following this year's theme: "Flying with the Sun." Orange County students in grades K - 12 should submit their entries to the participating public libraries listed below no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2009.

Interested students can pick up materials at any Orange County Public Library, one of the participating city libraries in Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Placentia, Santa Ana or Yorba Linda or any Orange County Public School. For more information, visit John Wayne Airport's Web site at

This year's winners, from two grade categories, K through 6 and 7 through 12, will be selected and exhibited from December 8, 2009 through January 11, 2010 on the arrival level, near baggage claim, of the Thomas F. Riley Terminal.

Each entrant receives a certificate of participation from the Airport and select winners will be awarded prizes donated by sponsors including Angels Baseball, Boomers Irvine, Bowers Museum, Castle Park, Continental Airlines, Festival Ballet Theater, The Irvine Museum, K1 Speed, Laguna College of Art and Design, McDonald's at JWA, Medieval Times, the Pacific Symphony, Southland Ballet Academy, Virgin America and the Pirates Dinner Adventure. In 2008, more than 2,000 students entered the contest with nine winners placing at State level, and three winning National level recognition.

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is a self-supporting enterprise, owned and operated by the County of Orange, serves nearly nine million passengers annually and is governed by the five-member Orange County Board of Supervisors.