Budding artists once again shone at the FAI Young Artists Contest, a painting competition where youngsters have the opportunity to express their talent and passion for flight.
This year’s theme “Silent Flight” proved to be particularly inspiring with 111 artists competing from 14 FAI Members countries. Although almost all air sports were featured on the paintings, ballooning and hang gliding, with the ocean as a background, were the most represented subjects. Among all the entries, many of them immediately caught the eyes of the jury, which made it a difficult task to decide on the final rankings for all of the three age categories.
On the occasion of the recent FAI Aviation and Space Education Commission (CIEA) plenary meeting, the International Jury met to determine the winners of the 2011 FAI Young Artists Contest, whose theme was "50 Years of Human Space Flight". The theme of this year was tightly linked to the 50th anniversary of Gagarin's historic flight.
Judging proved to be a very difficult task due to the very high quality of the paintings submitted by 15 FAI Members.
Group I - Junior Category / 2001-2004 (Ages 6-9)
Group II - Intermediate Category / 1997-2000 (Ages 10-13)
Group III - Senior Category / 1993-1996 (Ages 14-17)
All pictures of the winning artworks will soon be available on the FAI/CIEA website. The FAI congratulates the winners and thanks the Organisers of the Contest.
The theme of the 2011 Contest will be "Silent flight". The rules and the interpretation of the theme will be published later this month on the CIEA web pages.