14 May 2019

Belarusian artists impress judges at 2019 FAI Young Artists Contest

Talented young artists from Belarus have topped all three categories at the FAI Young Artists Contest 2019! 

The annual competition, held by the FAI since 1986, saw entries from 24 countries, and this year artists from Belarus were particularly successful, winning first place in each of the three age categories: Junior (6-9 years old); Intermediate (10-13); and Senior (14-17).

The theme for this year’s contast was ‘My Dream to Fly’ and taking inspiration from both nature and technology, this year’s gifted youngsters let their imaginations soar into the sky, using watercolour, pencil, acrylics and ink to commit their daydreams to paper. 

The 2019 winners – each of whom has been awarded with a FAI Young Artists medal and a diploma – were Belarusians SHYSHONAK Marina (Junior), whose technically skilled composition impressed the judges; KAVALIOVA Darya (Intermediate) whose simple theme was extremely well-executed; and RAKOVA Yanina (Senior) who incorporated both ancient and ultra-modern technology to illustrate her ‘dream to fly’.

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. 

See high resolution images of the nine winning artworks

FAI Young Artists Contest Winners 2019

Junior category (6-9 years)

  1. SHYSHONAK Marina (BLR)
  2. SOROKOLETOV Aleksandr (BLR)
  3. JHAMB Sanjivani (IND)

Intermediate category (10-13 years)

  1. KAVALIOVA Darya (BLR)
  2. HYKSOVA Daniela (CZE)
  3. KIRAC Ezgi Naz (TUR)

Senior category (14-17 years)

  1. RAKOVA Yanina (BLR)
  3. DAI Quanjie (USA)

Captions: Header painting by KAVALIOVA Darya of Belarus, intermediate category winner; Middle painting by RAKOVA Yanina, senior category winner; bottom painting by SHYSHONAK Marina, junior category winner