Does flying make you dream? Yes? Then pick up your pens, pencils or brushes and enter the 2017 FAI Young Artists Contest to reach for the clouds. The aim is to create a picture that illustrates this years’ theme “Beyond the Clouds”, and to show us your vision through your eyes!
Youngsters from three age categories: Junior (6-9), Intermediate (10-13), Senior (14-17) are invited to participate.
The 2017 Theme: Beyond the Clouds
We live beneath the clouds. We look up and see them stand stationary or speed across the sky. We see them reflect the bright colors of the sunrise or sunset. They turn dark and purple, letting us know a storm is coming. We see almost every aspect of clouds, except what they look like from above.
The world of aviation is always changing as each new generation of pilots and designers bring their vision of flight to the world. Now it’s your time to grab your favorite art supplies and turn your imagination loose. Create a work of art that celebrates the adventures and excitement only available in that special place beyond the clouds.
How to enter the contest?
The contest takes place in two phases, the details of which can be found below. You should first check the details and the deadline for submission of your work by contacting the FAI member in your country. Each country will select the three best illustrations in each category: Junior (6-9), Intermediate (10-13), Senior (14-17) and forward them to the FAI by 1 April 2017. An International Jury will then select the world winners in each category who will be rewarded respectively with Gold, Silver or Bronze FAI medals.
The artwork will be exhibited at the prestigious Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, USA and may be used by the FAI on other occasions.
- Eligibility. All children in the age groups shown below are encouraged to participate in the Contest, even if they are related to officials or employees of the FAI or any of its member organisations. Participation in the National contests is limited to residents of that country.
- Age Groups.Entries will be judged in 3 classes:
- Group I – Junior Category (Date of birth between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2009).
- Group II – Intermediate Category (Date of birth between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2005).
- Group III – Senior Category (Date of birth between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2001)
- Format.The required format is A3 (297 x 420 mm or 11 3/4 X 16 ½ inches) or, if this is unobtainable in your country, the nearest possible equivalent.Artwork must not be framed or outlined with borders.
- Medium.All artwork must be done by hand (or, in the case of handicapped children, by foot or mouth). Any of the following media are permitted:
- Oil paint
- Indelible marker pens
- Felt-tip pens
- Soft ball-point pens
- Indelible ink
- Crayola, or any similar indelible medium
All entries must be sent to Your Organising FAI Member Country by their deadline.
The Theme for the 2016 Contest is :
The FAI is particularly concerned with all forms of sporting and recreational aviation, including:
- HANG – GLIDING and PARAGLIDING
- MICROLIGHT / ULTRALIGHT FLYING
- MODEL AIRCRAFT
- LIGHT AIRCRAFT
- HELICOPTER FLYING
- SPACE WORLD RECORDS
FAI Member organisations are responsible for making arrangements in each country for a national competition, or similar process of selection, for young people resident in their countries. Some guidelines on how to organise this are also attached. We recommend that the prizes for winners of national competitions should include visits to sport aviation airports and museums, and if possible flights in light aircraft, gliders or balloons. Each FAI Member organisation may submit to FAI a maximum of 9 paintings (3 in each years of birth category).
Address for Entries. All entries must be sent to Your Organising FAI Member Country by their deadline and not direct to the FAI.
Only entries sent by FAI Members, and which arrive in Lausanne by the closing date of 1 April 2016, will be considered by the International Jury.
All entries from FAI members (and not from individuals directly) must be received at the FAI Office by 1 April 2016 at the following address:
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
Avenue de Rhodanie 54
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