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Interpretation of the 201 theme - "Air Sports in Harmony with Nature"
The beauty of the earth is never clearer than when seen from the air. Every day, thousands of people flying in airliners look at the earth with a new perspective from above. Another group of boys, girls, men and women involved in air sports are fortunate to have a special view of the grandeur below them as the soar in gliders or float through the air in balloons. Others feel the rush of air as they parachute down to a beautiful field or cross the sky in an ultralight or helicopter.
From above, the fullness of nature is seen in ways unknowable from the ground. Helicopters give tours of the inaccessible rivers and canyons as balloons float across home towns, each giving new insight into how land, water, animals, and people share their environments. From the air, one is able to take pictures and film land that would otherwise never be seen. Aircraft do this without the need for roads. An airport or open field will do for the intrepid aviator.
While the air sport participants enjoy this freedom, they also must be very good neighbors to all the people and animals and the environment. This is especially important as they take-off and land. Air sports enthusiasts are happy to do this because the beauty of the earth is one of the reasons they love flying so much.
So grab your favorite pen or brush capture the connection between the land and the air. Create a work of art that shows air sports and nature in harmony. Good luck!
Suggested procedure to follow for the organization of the FAI Young Artists Contest in your country:
The above is for guidance only. It remains up to you to operate in accordance with the traditions and procedures of your country.
Suzie M. GEBB
All entries must be sent to Your Organising FAI Member Country by their deadline.
The Theme for the 2016 Contest is :
Details on the theme to be found here.
The FAI is particularly concerned with all forms of sporting and recreational aviation, including:
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 are to be sent to the organising authority in each FAI Member country, 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 must be received at the FAI Office by 1 April 2016 at the following address:
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
Entries will be judged by an International Jury. The winners in each age group will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, together with diplomas. These medals and diplomas will be sent to the FAI Member organisations in the appropriate countries as soon as possible after judging is completed. The FAI delegates from the countries concerned will be responsible for arranging a suitable occasion for the presentation of the awards.
Entries, once received by FAI will become and remain the property of FAI, which may use them for a variety of purposes. FAI Members are therefore encouraged to make good quality colour copies of their winners' work for public relations purposes before sending the entries to Lausanne.
For more information, contact the FAI.
Create a poster for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015”
The FAI Young Artists Contest is an international art contest for youngsters between the ages of 6 and 17. Each FAI Member Country sponsors the contest in their country, and the national winners are submitted to the International Jury each year.
The Theme for the 2015 contest is : Create a poster for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015.