A CHANCE TO PAINT THEIR WINGS
STUDENT CONTEST WILL OFFER $10,000
Twenty local middle schools are putting their creativity to the test for the chance to win a cash prize and tickets to the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Each school has been tasked with decorating a small plane statue that will be on display at the GM Renaissance Wintergarden throughout May. Once these planes are on display, three schools will win prize money in different denominations and a unique experience during the 2010 Red Bull Air World Championship Race hosted by Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Who chooses who wins? Michiganders do
Each participating school will have one week to decorate their model race plane with a medium of their choosing including paint, metal, paper and any other material left to their imagination.
These three-by-five foot wooden planes will be placed at the GM Renaissance Wintergarden beginning April 28th. The planes on display will be up through the week before the Red Bull Air Race World Championship for people to choose their favorite design. Once on display, it’s up to Michiganders to cast their vote and give back to their community. People can place their votes online at www.RedBullAirRace.com from April 29th (12:00 EST) through May 31(12:00 EST).
The winning school will be chosen based on the largest number of votes received. A $6,000 donation will be made towards the school’s art program. In addition to prize money, the winning school will receive an opportunity to watch the Red Bull Air Race from the deck at the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy during the Windsor, Ontario, Canada race which returns to the Detroit River on June 5 and 6. The second prize school will receive $2,500 and the third place school will receive $1,500.
Shumate Middle School – Gibraltar, MI
Ann Arbor Academy – Ann Arbor, MI
St. Bartholomew School – Detroit, MI
Chapman Academy – South Lyon, MI
Plymouth Christian – Canton, MI
Eagle Creek Academy – Oakland Township, MI
Memphis Community School – Memphis, MI
University of Detroit Jesuit 7th Grade – Detroit, MI
Antioch Baptist Academy – Allen Park, MI
Holy Redeemer Grade School – Detroit, MI
About The Red Bull Air Race World Championship
The Red Bull Air Race was created and conceived in 2001 to merge elements of motor racing with flying. The goal is to challenge the ability of the world’s best pilots, creating a race in the sky that isn’t about only speed, but precision and skill through specially-designed obstacle courses.
The objective is for each pilot to individually navigate predetermined aerial racetracks defined by air-filled pylons in the correct pattern in the fastest time possible just 10-20 feet above the Earth reaching speeds up to 230 mph. There are 8 races in 2010 including, for the first time, a race hosted in New York City.
This year, the Red Bull Air Race
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