Costa Rica’s Nature Air invites artists to design plane tails

September 29, 2015
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If you’re an artist looking to get your career off the ground, or perhaps take it to the next level, Nature Air’s contest to decorate an airplane tail might be just the ticket.

The Costa Rican airline, known for its elaborately painted small planes, is inviting artists, designers and students to submit artwork to decorate the tails of the newest additions to its fleet.

Winners will receive tickets for four on the plane that bears their design to the Nature Air destination of their choice, plus two nights of lodging. And they will be featured in the in-flight magazine Landings, according to a news release from the airline.

Top this: Colorful design on one of Nature Air's planes.

(Courtesy of Nature Air)

The artwork should reflect iconic images of the flora, fauna, culture and natural beauty of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the guidelines say (no offense, Panama). Three top designs will be chosen. Artwork must be submitted by Oct. 7, and winners will be announced Oct. 9 on social networks.

“We have a tradition at Nature Air of having special designs on the tails of our planes,” said Gustavo Chinchilla, the airline’s general manager. “Being a regional airline, we decided that from now on we’re going to offer people the opportunity to show off the artistic talent of Nicaragua and Costa Rica.”

A few rules: Artwork must be 100 percent original hand-drawn or digital illustrations; no photography. Art must reflect one or more regional elements and must be in color. Illustrations should be positive and inspirational, and should complement the design of the rest of the fleet. Entries can be sent in PDF or JPG format at a resolution of 300 DPI to concurso@natureair.com.

For more info: http://www.natureair.co.cr/colas.aspx

Contact Karl Kahler at kkahler@ticotimes.net.

 

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