Spirit of Flight is a juried exhibition that asks photographers to submit images they feel embody “the spirit of flight.”

Selected by a jury of Museum staff and volunteers, the 2015 exhibition showcased a stunning selection of images curated from 182 photographs submitted by photographers from around the world, including three countries, seven U.S. States, and two Canadian Provinces.

2020 Theme:

This year’s exhibition images will reflect upon the “Spirit of Flying Home.” Inspired by the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the boundless emotions felt the world over by returning service members and families after the extended global conflict.


Call for Entries

For this year’s exhibition we request photographers submit images reflecting upon the “Spirit of Flying Home.” Photographers are encouraged to submit a broad range of interpretations embodying the theme.

Entry Deadline: March 31, 2020
Exhibition Opens: May 30, 2020

Submission period opens January 2, 2020.

Entry Guidelines

Note: Entrants will be notified if they are chosen for the exhibition by April 13, 2020.


Know a kid interested in photography?
Introduce them to our first-ever, Spirit of Flight Junior Competition!

Learn More

Spirit of Flight is a juried exhibition that asks photographers to submit images they feel embody “the spirit of flight.”

Selected by a jury of Museum staff and volunteers, the 2015 exhibition showcased a stunning selection of images curated from 182 photographs submitted by photographers from around the world, including three countries, seven U.S. States, and two Canadian Provinces.

2020 Theme:

This year’s exhibition images will reflect upon the “Spirit of Flying Home.” Inspired by the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the boundless emotions felt the world over by returning service members and families after the extended global conflict.


Call for Entries

For this year’s exhibition we request photographers submit images reflecting upon the “Spirit of Flying Home.” Photographers are encouraged to submit a broad range of interpretations embodying the theme.

Entry Deadline: March 31, 2020
Exhibition Opens: May 30, 2020

Submission period opens January 2, 2020.

Entry Guidelines

Note: Entrants will be notified if they are chosen for the exhibition by April 13, 2020.


Know a kid interested in photography?
Introduce them to our first-ever, Spirit of Flight Junior Competition!

Learn More