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blank 04/26/16 09:45AM Air and Space Heritage, Combs Gates Award, National Aviation Hall of Fame

Entries Sought for Combs Gates Award

National Aviation Hall of Fame

The National Aviation Hall of Fame has issued a call for entries for its fourteenth Combs Gates Award, a $20,000 cash prize bestowed annually on an individual or group project that promotes and preserves the nation’s air and space heritage.

Projects submitted as award candidates ideally spotlight “one or more of the 229 men and women aviation pioneers that have been inducted, to date, into the Congressionally-chartered, non-profit NAHF,” said the Dayton, Ohio-based organization.

The 2016 award ceremony will take place during the National Business Aviation Association’s annual meeting and convention in Orlando, Florida, in November.

Eligible projects include books, film/video, public exhibits, photography, and artwork. Submission must be made by a deadline of June 13, according to the National Aviation Hall of Fame. A panel of five judges will independently review each submission, and applicants will be notified of the winner by Aug. 29.

Last year’s recipient was filmmaker Kim Furst for her documentary, Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project.

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