FAI/AFS Young Artist’s Competition 2020


The Young Artist’s Contest is BACK! Air Sports Federation of Singapore will be conducting a young artists competition in response to FAI’s young artists competition. The competition is themed “FLYING YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW“. Persons born between 01 January 2002 and
31 December 2013 are eligible to enter this competition. The rules and submission details are published below.

AFS will now be accepting entries for this competition.


From the FAI website :

The dream to fly is thousands of years old. Ancient stories from around the world tell us of those who wanted to take flight. Their stories of successes and failures started to become reality in the late 1800s, when men and women used the growing technological know-how to build the craft that, up until then, had only been possible in our dreams.

Early balloonists excited the world with flights covering 25 miles in under 3 hours. Now, they have the option of taking a few hours journey or one of thousands of miles over many days in balloons specially designed and equipped to go long distances. Gliders have increased distances and heights as well. While the first glider pilots jumped their gliders from hills and mountains, today’s gliders are towed high into the air and can travel for hundreds of kilometers or more. The first airplanes were made of cloth and wood, and those early crafts were powered by engines that produced around 12 horsepower.

Today, metal and composites are the materials designers use to make flight faster and safer. In fact, some modern racing planes’ engines produce over 3,500 horsepower, and a modern commercial airliner with multiple engines creates over 95,000 horsepower! While the physics of flight remains the same, the technology is always advancing.

Each generation has learned from those that have come before, adding to what is possible while holding true to the love of flight that is in the heart of all aviators. The dreams of flight have become the reality of today’s sports aviation. The hang gliders, balloonists, racers, and aerobatic pilots fly above us and show what is possible today. What does the future hold? Where will the young aviation dreamers of today lead us?

It is time to get out your favorite artist supplies and give free rein to your imagination to create your work that combines the flights of the past with the dreams of the future in this year’s “Flying yesterday and tomorrow” art contest.


  • The Theme for the 2020 Contest is – “Flying yesterday and tomorrow!”
  • 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 AFS or any of its affiliated members. Participation in the AFS Young Artists Competition 2020 is strictly for Singaporean Residents ONLY (i.e SC / SPR / DP / LTVP ).
  • Age Groups: Entries will be judged in 3 classes:
    • Group I – Junior Category (Date of birth between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2013).
    • Group II – Intermediate Category (Date of birth between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2009).
    • Group III – Senior Category (Date of birth between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2005)
    • The winners in each age group will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, together with diplomas, from the FAI.
  • Format: 
    • The entry shall be done on A3 paper (297 x 420 mm or 11 3/4 X 16 ½ inches).
    • Artwork must not be framed or outlined with borders
    • All Artwork must be submitted in ORIGINAL. No copies are allowed.
  • 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:
    • Watercolor
    • Acrylic
    • 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.
  • Other rules:
    • Entries shall not depict any religious signs.
    • Entries shall not depict any political signs.
    • No depiction of vulgarity, implicit or explicit

Submission Details

  • Address for Entries:
    • Air Sports Federation of Singapore, 100 Haig Road, #10-02, Dunman View, Singapore 438797
    • All submissions may be made either by post or by hand to the above address.
  • Markings: The following details should be clearly shown on the back of art:
    • 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)
    • Family name
    • Given name
    • House Address
      Date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY)
    • Name and address of school which child attends
    • 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 SINGAPORE.
    • (Certificates are to be signed by the entrant’s teacher, or other suitable person)
  • Due Date :
    • All submissions should reach the above address before 29 February 2020, 6 PM.
  • Note for certifier:
    • AFS will not ask for the entrant’s NRIC, and no partiality will be shown to any resident category.
    • This however, implies that the submission is made in good faith. Without the NRIC, there is no way for AFS to verify an entrants’ age. Therefore, any mistruth discovered by or reported to us later will be forwarded to FAI, all medals and diplomas thus be rendered invalid, and the offending entrant and certifier will be banned from AFS for a minimum period of 2 years.

Competition Details

AFS will accept submissions for the three age group categories as mentioned in the ‘Rules’ section above. The top three submissions from each category (therefore, a total of 9 entries) will be chosen to be submitted to FAI for the FAI Young Artists Competition 2020.

Entries will be judged by an Jury that will be appointed by AFS in due course of time (another annoucement shall be done in view of the same). The top three submissions in each age group will be competing with a similar number of entries from other countries in the world (e.g Malaysia, Indonesia).

If there are less than 3 valid submissions in any one of the age categories, all of the valid submissions in that category shall be sent to FAI (‘valid’ as per the rules written above).

All submissions shall be AFS property upon receipt by AFS. If you would like to have a copy of your artwork, you are recommended to take a good quality scan+print of it.

The overall winners in each age group will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, together with diplomas from the FAI. Winner Details will be published here on this website.

Please use the contact form on the contact us page if you would like to clarify something with us.

Official results will also be released to the media.

Good Luck, and All the best to you!