Artists from age 9 to 47 are among those gaining top honors in the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens annual creative competition, and in a surprise result, all of the winners are from the same country.
“While we had entries from all over the world, we’d like to give a special mention to the country with the strongest participation, displaying their passion with an array of numerous works of art,” FIVA vice-president Natasa Jerina, is quoted.
“Perhaps unexpectedly, this country was – Ukraine!”
The winners in the sketch/painting/illustration category were all from Ukraine, with 47-year-old Andriy Duleba in first place, 16-year-old Karina Zalievska in second place and 9-year-old Viktoria Ostrovska in third place.
The theme for the 2021 contest was “Restoring the Passion.”
“Our aim was to set a challenge that would bring a little spark of joy into the gloom of the pandemic, focusing on young and young-at-heart enthusiasts,” Jerina added. “eWe at FIVA believe that if there’s one positive message to take away from the pandemic, it’s the value of the precious gift of quality time – time spent getting back to the garage, getting our hands dirty, sharing laughter and making memories.”
Winning the photography category was 18-year-old Jehangir Foroogh of India, and with a special runner-up award going to Ukranian Viktor Khodeev.
“We are sincerely grateful for such a high assessment of our candidates by FIVA,” said Anatoliy Shumskiyis, president of the Ukranian Automobile club. “Next year, we will send even more artworks for the competition and strongly advise the same to our colleagues all over the world.”