To mark its 85th anniversary the Warsaw Institute of Aviation has announced an international competition for a poster relating to aviation entitled ”Fly Like Birds”. The Competition opens on 16th March 2011 and closes on 31st July 2011.

Paticipants will have to design an original and innovative poster around the theme of aviation in the competition to win an idividual course in graphic design at one of the most renowned Italian schools of fine arts. The winning poster will be also displayed among other selected works at an exibition to be held in Warsaw in October 2011.

”Man has always dreamt of being able to soar into the air and fly freely as birds do. This dream has continued from mythic times to courageous visions of Francis Bacon and Leonardo Da Vinci to the present days when modern aircraft partly compensate Man for his lack of wings. In this dream there is a romantic longing to fly in the quiteness of the sky, in all kinds of weather, using the resources that nature has given us – simply to fly as birds do”, Witold Wiśniowski, Director of the Warsaw Institute of Aviation, explains the idea of the Competition.

The Competion is open to all participants including professional graphic designers, graduates and students of art schools all over the world as well as amateur artists. The works will be judged by a 10-person strong international jury composed of artists of varied artistic preferences. The interdiscipilnary composition of the jury is intended to assure a high artistic level of the Competition.

”The very subject of the Competition inspires the engineering and artistic reflection. We hope that the high artistic level, the international dimension of the Competition and a most interesting winning prize will all help the participants fly on the wings of imagination”, says Radosław Suchożebrski, who presides over the competition jury.

The author of the winning poster will be offered to attend a one-month (1-30 September 2011) individual course in graphic design at Libera Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze of Florence, Italy. The prize includes accommodation costs. The Jury will also award the Distinction Prize of 700 euros.

Works can be sent by e-mail to the following address: or by standard mail to the address of the Warsaw Institute of Aviation with the note: “Poster Competition – Fly Like Birds”.

The Grand Prize and Distinction Prizes are funded by the Warsaw Institute of Aviation.

In 2011 the Institute of Aviation is organising a series of events to mark its 85th Anniversary.

Detailed information regarding the Poster Competition is available at the following website addresses: ,


Futher Information:
Institute of Aviation
al. Krakowska 110/114
02-256 Warsaw
Radosław Suchożebrski, phone: +48 22 846 00 11 ext. 402,
Wojciech Łukowski, phone: +48 22 846 00 11 ext. 547,

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