Before the coronavirus lockdown, Pilot Editor Philip Whiteman and Assistant Editor Eugenio Facci joined Andrew Latham, Chairman of the Guild of Aviation Artists and LAA CEO Steve Slater in selecting the UK prize winners of the 2020 FAI Young Artists Contest for children aged six to seventeen

“The theme ‘flying, yesterday and tomorrow’ proved a challenge for many of our young artists,” says organiser Anne Hughes.

“But over seventy imaginative entries for the international competition were received at Light Aircraft Association headquarters by the end of January”.

This is the third year that the LAA have facilitated the contest for the UK.

After much discussion, first, second and third place winners were chosen from the entries in each age group, a flight in a light aircraft, funded by the LAA, being awarded as first prize in each category.

The winners are:

Junior group: Henry Bean, Fleur Bouchaud and Daisy Harris

Intermediate group: Charlie Wilson, Bonnie Salter and Nathan Cox

Senior group: Callum Doak, Millie Bailey and Ben Berry

The winning artwork will now be sent to the FAI in Switzerland as UK entries to the international competition.

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