04 May 2012

Winners of the 2012 FAI Young Artists Contest named

Budding artists once again shone at the FAI Young Artists Contest, a painting competition where youngsters have the opportunity to express their talent and passion for flight.

This year’s theme “Silent Flight” proved to be particularly inspiring with 111 artists competing from 14 FAI Members countries. Although almost all air sports were featured on the paintings, ballooning and hang gliding, with the ocean as a background, were the most represented subjects. Among all the entries, many of them immediately caught the eyes of the jury, which made it a difficult task to decide on the final rankings for all of the three age categories.

The FAI congratulates the winners of the 2012 FAI Young Artists Contest – All of them will receive a FAI Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal that will be presented to them by the FAI Member countries or by FAI President John Grubbström at the Awards Ceremony that will take place during the FAI General Conference in October.

Theme: Silent Flight

Participating Countries: Australia, China, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, USA


Junior Category (Ages 6 - 9)

1. Lewis HWANG (USA)         

2. Uma MAHESWARI (India)  

3. Anna HIMICH (Ukraine)     

Intermediate Category (Ages 10 - 13)

1. Kyoko SASAKI (Japan)        

2. Karen AHN (USA)               

3. Tsunoyashi KOSUGE (Japan)             

Senior Category (Ages 14 - 17)

1. Dmitriy YAKOVLEV (Ukraine)           

2. Jingsheng SHAN (People's Republic of China)           

3. Miwako KANADA (Japan)


The theme of the 2013 contest will be published later this month on the CIEA web pages.