12 Apr 2017

2017 FAI Young Artists Contest: Winners announced

The winners of the 2017 FAI Young Artists Contest have been announced. They include two youngsters from India and one from Russia. Working to the theme of ‘Beyond the clouds’, children from across the world were invited to take part in the competition, which is open to 6-17 year-olds from all FAI Member countries.

Announcing the results of the competition, FAI Young Artists Contest Coordinator Suzie Gebb said: “We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s competition. Once again the standard was extremely high, and judges were very impressed with the talent on display.”

As well as the theme of Beyond the Clouds, the junior artists had a brief to work to: “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 … grab your favourite art supplies and turn your imagination loose.”

Each year the competition honours the best paintings from youngsters in three age categories: Junior (6-9 years old); Intermediate (10-13); and Senior (14-17).

This year, the competition saw entries from 16 countries, including: Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, India, Japan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and USA.

India’s Mohd Ubaid won the Junior category; Amaan (IND) won the Intermediate; and Elizaveta Timoshenko (RUS) won the Senior category.

To take part, FAI Member countries must first organise either a national competition or another process of selection. The winning paintings from each country are then submitted to the FAI International Jury. 

A different theme is chosen every year to inspire the young artists and reflect the many different facets of air sports.

Winners are awarded special FAI Young Artists medals and diplomas.

Winners 2017

Juniors (ages 6-9)            

  1. Mohd Ubaid (IND) - picture below
  2. Mohammad Uzair (IND)
  3. Lidia Pankowska (POL)

Intermediate (ages 10-13)        

  1. Mr Amaan (IND) - picture above
  2. Ms Mehwish (IND)
  3. Hanna Tomaszuk (POL)

Seniors (ages 14-17)       

  1. Elizaveta Timoshenko (RUS)
  2. Sky Waters (USA)
  3. Ece Güler (TUR)