Thousands Up For Grabs In Aviation Competition For Students


The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN specialized Agency for civil aviation and Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), are seeking entries for the 2019 Aviation Innovation Competitions from learners as young as 6 to young adults from 18 years and above.

The young people have until 30th June, 2019 to submit their ideas, designs or prototypes and share their futuristic vision of flight in the world. The competition is in three categories:

  • Aviation related ideas -ages 6-12,
  • Aviation related concepts- ages 13-17 and
  • Aviation related prototypes -ages 18+

The initiatives within the three categories will be managed under ICAO’s leadership, supported by KCAA and coordinated locally through Young Aviators Club of Africa (YACA). The competitions are being launched in commemoration of the ICAO’s 75th anniversary later this year.

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The Aviation Innovation Competition is designed to inspire creativity in young leaders. Winning entries will be identified nationally, regionally and globally, with winners at each level being highlighted on ICAO’s website and to its global aviation social media community.

Grand prizes of USD 1,000, USD 2,000 and USD 5,000 are also being offered for the global winners in each category. The global Prototypes competition winner will additionally be invited to ICAO HQ in Montreal, Canada to receive their grand prize during ICAO’s 2019 World Aviation Forum and Innovation Fair, from 22-23 September 2019.

Submissions from Kenyan young girls and boys must be uploaded by 30th June 2019.

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