#Oshbash 2019
“For the Love of OSH” Essay Competition

The goal of this new event is to celebrate EAA’s 50th anniversary of holding their annual convention in Oshkosh. We want to celebrate that long history in words, and your essay entered into the competition is a great way to tell the world about your personal relationship with EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. This is your chance to collect your best thoughts about this great aviation celebration, craft the best-written story you can, and possibly win some great prizes.

Click the arrow or scroll down to see all the great prizes and awards going to the winners!

Tues, July 23, 5:30 PM
Press Tent, EAA AirVenture

This is the 10th year Airplanista has hosted an #Oshbash Social Media Meetup event at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Each year, #Oshbash provides #avgeeks on the field with a venue to meet some of the people they know from aviation social media face-to-face. We've had all sorts of programs over the years, and for 2019, Airplanista has again put together two fun hours of networking, socialization, and of course, Bacon Jerky. With the focus of #Oshbash 2019 being our new “For the Love of OSH” Essay Competition, we’re helping EAA celebrate their 50th year at KOSH. We do hope you click the "Submit an Essay" button below to join the fun and maybe win a gorgeous Art Glass scuplture award and some nice aviation prizes.
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Event and Prize Sponsors

#Oshbash 2019 and the "For the Love of OSH" Essay Competition would not be happening without the generous support of these companies: Foreflight, Aircraft Spruce and Specialty, Sporty's Pilot Shop, Flying Eyes Optics, Edco Awards and Specialties, X-Plane 11 and Airplanista Aviation Blog

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Airplanista “For the Love of Oshkosh” Essay Competition

Tthis new event is to celebrate EAA’s 50th anniversary of holding their annual convention in Oshkosh. Enter an essay into the competition and tell the world about your personal relationship with EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. With the topic of “What EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Means to Me,” this is your chance to write a captivaing essay and possibly be one of our 2019 winning writers!
Special thanks to our Competition sponsors for these awards and prizes:

Foreflight Grand Prize Award

1 Sentry Portable ADS-B Receiver unit ($499 value)
1 year Performance Pro subscription ($299 value)
1 pair Flying Eyes Sunglasses ($199 value)
Gorgeous “Art Glass” award from Edco Awards and Specialties ($185 value)

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty First Place Prize

$500 Aircraft Spruce Gift Card ($500 value)
1 pair Flying Eyes Sunglasses ($199 value)
Gorgeous “Art Glass” award from Edco Awards and Specialties ($185 value)

Sporty's Pilot Shop Second Place Prize

Sporty’s Air Scan Scanner Radio (+ other swag TBD) ($169 value)
1 pair Flying Eyes Sunglasses ($199 value)
Gorgeous “Art Glass” award from Edco Awards and Specialties ($185 value)

X-Plane 11 Third & Fourth Prizes

1 free X-Plane 11 full product key and a $130 Joystick/Controller (+ swag) for each winner

Airplanista Honorable Mention Awards

$30 gift card for EAA's AirVenture Store


Grand prize, 1st and 2nd place winners will receive one of three art glass sculpture awards.

#Oshbash...it's really just about the BACON!

We will be inviting all aviation podcasters, media creatives, journalists, aviation social media rock stars, video producers and any #avgeeks at Airventure to our free #Oshbash 2019 social media meetup. This event is for ANYONE who uses Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Youtube, Snapchat or Instagram to tell their aviation story. Whether you post once a week, or spend the majority of your day as a professional on aviation social channels, you will be sure to find others who share your passion for aviation social media at this event. Come and put faces to names, and chat in "real-time" with no 280-character limit or need to shorten URLs.

To satisfy the #avgeek's demand for BACON, we will again be offering a selection of incredible BACON JERKY flavors for your snacking enjoyment while attending #Oshbash. It will be a great way for #Avgeeks to get their bacon fix, without all the usual mess of actually cooking real bacon. This is the extremely popular Bacon Jerky from Pork Barrel BBQ, as seen on ABC's Beyond the [Shark] Tank television show!

The Venue

Tuesday, July 23, 5:30 - 7:30PM in the EAA Press Tent.



You'll find the Press Tent just east of the Media Center, which is only steps away to the NE from the FAA control tower. Basically go to the tower, and then walk outbound on about the 025 radial, and look for the big white tent full of #avgeeks. They are easy to spot...they're the people holding all the devices and smiling a little wider than everyone else.


Special Thanks

Venue: Experimental Aircraft Association/Dick Knapinski
Public Relations/Web Development Support: Celeste/Daniels Advertising & Design
Logistics and Stairs Truck Driver: Jen Niffer
Liquid Refreshment Refrigeration Modules: @Mickrat1


Say Hello

Simply click the button below to email #Oshbash host Dan Pimentel, or hit him up on Twitter.