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Alaska Airlines holding ‘Paint the Plane’ contest

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    An Alaska Airlines 737-800 featuring a new salmon paint design taxis to the hangar at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. The new design is about nine feet longer than the previous salmon design on a fish-themed Alaska Airlines plane, and the design was produced in partnership with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. The airline said it flew 24 million pounds of seafood last year from Alaska to markets in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It took a crew working around the clock for 27 days at Associated Painters Inc. in Oklahoma City to paint the plane. The plane was unveiled to Alaska Airlines employees Thursday in Anchorage, and will be put into service Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 . (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
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Children in Hawaii are being invited to get involved in the “Paint the Plane” contest.

Alaska Airlines is working with school officials in Hawaii on the contest where school-aged children are being asked to create artwork honoring the unique culture of Hawaii. The art work will adorn a Boeing 737-800.

The airlines announced Wednesday that it has appointed a 10-member judging panel for the statewide contest.

The panel will select the top three designs. Hawaii residents will then vote for the winning design in online voting to be held from Dec. 11-18.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade from public, private and home schools have until the end of Nov. to submit their designs. Contest details are available at www.alaskaair.com/hawaii .

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