30 Jul 2012

2013 FAI Young Artists Contest: "My Favourite Airsports"

Get a chance to win a gold, silver or bronze medal!

Like every year, the 2013 Young Artists Contest gives the opportunity for budding artists to express themselves artistically about a subject related to aviation. The contest is divided in three age categories (6-9, 10-13, 14-17 years old).

This year, the theme for the contest is "My Favourite Airsports".

Interpretation of the 2013 theme

The Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) was established in 1905 to promote Air Sports. Since that time, many new categories of Air Sports have been added to the list of competitions as they were developed around the world. Currently there are eleven categories of Air Sports competitions:

  •     Aerobatics
  •     Aeromodelling
  •     Amateur Built and Experimental Aircraft
  •     Astronautic Records
  •     Ballooning
  •     General Aviation
  •     Gliding
  •     Hang Gliding and Paragliding
  •     Microlight and Paramotor
  •     Parachuting
  •     Rotorcraft

Research each of the Air Sports listed above and pick out the one that you would most like to try out.  Which Air Sport will you choose?

Think about what it would be like to fly upside down or cartwheel across the sky in an aerobatic plane.  Perhaps you would enjoy building a model plane or even a real one!  Would you like to pilot a balloon, a plane, a helicopter, a glider, or even a space ship?  Where will they take you and what would you see?  Imagine launching off the side of a hill or mountain, suspended below a hang glider or a paraglider, and silently gliding to earth.  If you wish to take off from level ground instead, you might prefer to fly a microlight or a paramotor!   Maybe you'll choose to step out of an aircraft, into thin air, and drift down to the ground under a parachute!

Think about where you would do "Your Favorite Air Sport."  What will your air or space craft look like?  Ah, before you decide, imagine all of the possibilities, then pick up your favorite colored pens, pencils, or paint and create a poster of "Your Favorite Air Sport!"

What should you do to enter ?

The FAI Member in your country will proceed to the selection of the three best artworks in each category and send the chosen artworks to the FAI by 16 April 2013. Entries will be judged by an International Jury at the end of April.