All entries by individuals must be sent to Your Organising FAI Member Country by their deadline and not direct to the FAI or to another FAI member which is not from your country.
The Theme for the 2018 Contest is
"Flying in the future"
Details on the theme available here.
The FAI is particularly concerned with all forms of sporting and recreational aviation, including:
- HANG - GLIDING and PARAGLIDING
- MICROLIGHT / ULTRALIGHT FLYING
- MODEL AIRCRAFT
- LIGHT AIRCRAFT
- HELICOPTER FLYING
- SPACE WORLD RECORDS
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 by individuals must be sent to Your Organising FAI Member Country by their deadline and not direct to the FAI or to another FAI member which is not from your country.
Only entries sent by FAI Members, and which arrive in Lausanne by the closing date, will be considered by the International Jury.
All entries from FAI members (and not from individuals directly) must be received at the FAI Office at the following address before 1st April 2018:
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
Avenue de Rhodanie 54
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.
- Eligibility: All children in the age groups shown below are encouraged to participate in the Contest, even if they are related to officials or employees of the FAI or any of its member organisations. Participation in the National contests is limited to residents of that country.
- Age Groups: Entries will be judged in 3 classes:
- Group I - Junior Category (Date of birth between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2011).
- Group II - Intermediate Category (Date of birth between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2007).
- Group III - Senior Category (Date of birth between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2003)
- Format: The required format is A3 (297 x 420 mm or 11 3/4 X 16 ½ inches) or, if this is unobtainable in your country, the nearest possible equivalent.
Artwork must not be framed or outlined with borders.
- Medium: All artwork must be done by hand (or, in the case of handicapped children, by foot or mouth). Any of the following media are permitted:
- Oil paint
- Indelible marker pens
- Felt-tip pens
- Soft ball-point pens
- Indelible ink
- Crayola, or any similar indelible medium
The following media are NOT permitted:
No pencil, charcoal or other non-permanent medium may be used.
No computer-generated artwork is permitted.
No collage work involving the use of photocopies is permitted.
- Markings: The following details should be clearly shown on the back of art:
- Family name
- Given name
- Date of birth (Day/Month/Year)
- Country of residence
- Name and address of school which child attends
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Title: There is no need for a title on the poster and entrants can decide for themselves whether or not to include one; however there should be a clearly recognisable link to the theme of the contest.
- Certificate of Authenticity: The Certificate is to be worded as follows:
"I/We certify that this is the original and unassisted work of ............... (name of entrant)".
We certify that ............... (name of entrant) is a resident of ............... (name of country).
Certificates are to be signed by the entrant's teacher, or other suitable person.
For more information, contact the FAI.