Alaska Airlines launches 'Paint the Plane' for students

Alaska Airlines is inviting school age children from across the state of Alaska to help paint a new plane, as part of its “Paint the Plane” sweepstakes. The Boeing 737-700 cargo jet will feature a special paint theme created by selected art from young Alaskans.

 

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade from public, private and home schools across the state have until Oct. 28 to submit artwork highlighting their favorite things about the 49th state. Alaska Airlines will use as many submissions as possible to create a special paint theme focused on the next generation of Alaskans and the Great Land. The cargo plane will primarily serve the state of Alaska.

This is the second time Alaska Airlines has called on students in Alaska to help design a plane livery. The first was the “Spirit of Alaska Statehood,” designed by Hannah Hamburg, then a 16-year-old Sitka high-school student. The plane with her drawing was introduced in 2009 to celebrate 50 years of statehood and was retired in June 2016.

Students who submit artwork by the deadline will have a chance to win one of 10 prize packages consisting of either four roundtrip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, or a $1,000 scholarship to the University of Alaska.

Complete sweepstakes rules and entry forms are available at painttheplane.com. Entry forms will also be available at Alaska Airlines ticket counters in select terminals throughout the state of Alaska.

The design will be revealed and the winners announced in December 2016. In the spring of 2017, the painted plane will be unveiled.

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