24th June 2020

Celebrating International Youth Day with a Creative Competition

A recent announcement from the International Federation of Historic Vehicles (also known as FIVA or the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) has opened a competition to celebrate the United Nations International Youth Day on August 12th.

The aim of the competition is to promote benefits that young people bring to the world and they’re inviting fledgling enthusiasts (and the young-at-heart) to take part by submitting drawings, paintings and photographs on the theme of ‘Historic Vehicles and Industrial Heritage’. Lucky winners are set to receive a FIVA book, vehicle plaque and a diploma of recognition. They’ll also be published on the FIVA website and will be presented to the FIVA General Assembly due to be held this November.

“Our competition invites the young and young-at-heart to submit bold and innovative artistic representations of historic vehicles in the context of industrial heritage, expressing the importance of maintaining classics on tomorrow’s roads. While the UN defines the world’s youth as the 15-24 years age group, we think it fair to extend this to include the young-at-heart. Youth is a state of mind, not a number, so we don’t have a cut-off age but we nevertheless hope to see many entries from people in their teens – or younger.”
-Nataša G. Jerina, vice-president of FIVA


How to enter

You can take part by submitting your drawings, paintings and photos to one of the following categories:

  • Category 1: Photography of industrial buildings, fuel stations, garages, etc., in some way connected to historic vehicles
  • Category 2: Paintings/drawings of industrial buildings, fuel stations, garages, etc., in some way connected to historic vehicles
  • Category 3: Photography showing an owner with his/her historic vehicle

Entries should be sent to secretary@fiva.org and culture@fiva.org. Please take note that all entries are on condition that FIVA may use the material for promotion and information purposes, in whatever way FIVA sees fit, and without any obligation to the sender(s) or creator(s) of the photographic work. In case entries violate a third party’s copyright, privacy or other rights, the sender / applicant will indemnify FIVA against all compensation that FIVA owes to those third parties.

Entries close August 30th and the winners of each category will be announced by September 30th.

Until then, you can keep an eye on the competition by browsing the following hashtags on social media, where FIVA will be regularly publishing entries: #fiva_classic #historic_vehicles #culture #youth #internationalyouthday #2020youth