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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.
Above the clouds is a space known only to those who dare to break the bounds of earth. Some soar in hot air balloons, gliders and hang gliders, floating across the sky with the clouds. Others fly in planes, as pilots or passengers, watching the clouds and earth race by below. Specially trained pilots in rugged aircraft fly into storm clouds, taking measurements that help those on the ground predict where the storm will go. Those in helicopters can stand still, like clouds on a still day, or can fly across the sky high and low. Aerobatic pilots love clear skies, so those below can watch their amazing feats of flight. Intrepid aviators on the ground send up weather balloons almost to space, both for science and for the amazing pictures that can be taken only when you get above the clouds.
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.
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 2017 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 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 2017, 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 2017 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.
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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 2017 contest is "Beyond the Clouds". More information here.