23rd Annual American Kitefliers Association Grand National Kite
Festival and Competition was
held in Treasure Island, Florida during the first week of October. The
competitions included flying events with sport kites, fighter kites, and indoor
kites. The competition also included several categories of kite making. Each
kite is judged according to flight and handling, aesthetic visual appeal in the
air, craftsmanship, and structural design. Trophies were awarded for first,
second, and third in each of the categories, with special awards given to the
highest score in each of the four criteria.
Pollock, Professor of Art at Montana State University-Billings, entered kites
into four of the categories of kite making. These kites were hand made and
included both original designs and hand painted surfaces. His kites were awarded
the following six trophies.
and Bowed Kites
Cellular or Dimensional Kites
Arch Trains or Ribbons
The American Kitefliers Association
American Kitefliers Association was founded in 1964 by the late Robert M.
Ingraham of New Mexico. Now, with over 4,000 members, in 35 countries, it is the
largest association of kiters in the world. The AKA is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to educate the public in the art, history, technology, and practice of
building and flying kites - to advance the joys and values of kiting in all
Award winning kitemaker, John Pollock, will be teaching a kitemaking course during the spring semester of 2001 at Montana State University-Billings.
Contact Pollock: firstname.lastname@example.org
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