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)
1. Yulia TOROPOVA - Russia
2. Jiale LI - China
3. Jie SU - China
Group II - Intermediate Category / 1997-2000 (Ages 10-13)
1. Angela NOSENKO - Russia
2. Asiya STEPANOVA - Russia
3. Maiko MATSUTO - Japan
Group III - Senior Category / 1993-1996 (Ages 14-17)
1. Shosuke TAKEUCHI - Japan
2. Emmanuel ORTIZ - USA
3. Anna SOLDATOVA - Russia
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.