Dear friends,
It is my pleasure to send you an update about the First FCI International Drawing Contest.
The FCI received 201 drawings from 22 member countries, the S.P.A. (Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals) of Charleroi and 9 schools from the region of Thuin, where the FCI is located.

© Marie Luna Durán
Exhibition at Distillerie de Biercée

The FCI member countries which entered the competition were:

Austria
Belgium
China
Croatia
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Iceland
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Lithuania
Moldavia
Poland
Singapore
The Netherlands
Ukraine
Uzbekistan

© Marie Luna Durán
Exhibition at Distillerie de Biercée

64 drawing were selected during the FCI jury in December 2010, distributed into 13 categories:
3-4 years
4-5 years
5-6 years
6-7 years
7-8 years
8-9 years
9-10 years
10-11 years
11-12 years
12-14 years
14-18 years
18 and older
Other (collective works and the youngest participant, i.e. 2-year old)

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Exhibition at Distillerie de Biercée

The 64 drawings selected by the FCI jury were exhibited in the Distillerie de Biercée, where the visitors could vote for their favourite drawing. They represented the following organisations:

Organisations Number of drawings
Section Préparatoire de l'Athénée Royal de Thuin 5
Ecole Communale des Carrières 1
Ecole de Leers-et-Fosteau 5
Ecole de Biesme-sous-Thuin 2
SPA 3
Austria 1
Belgium 1
China 1
Croatia 3
Estonia 4
Georgia 3
Germany 1
Greece 2
Iceland 1
Italy 5
Japan 2
Latvia 2
Lithuania 3
Moldavia 3
Poland 6
Singapore 1
The Netherlands 1
Ukraine 4
Uzbekistan 4

© Pierre Dejardin
Award ceremony

And ... these are the winners, whose works were exhibited during the Award Ceremony which took place in the City Hall of Thuin on April 8th:







6th - Malgorzata Balicka (PL) - Cat : 18+








The winners were classified according to the number of votes which the visitors of the exhibition gave for their favourite drawing.
The prizes will be sent to the respective national canine organisation in charge of forwarding them to “their” winners. They were offered by the FCI, our partner Eukanuba, the S.P.A. (Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals) of Charleroi and the Deputy Mayor of Thuin, who awarded the “prize of the public” based on the votes collected during the exhibition in the Distillerie de Biercée.

Last but not least: a commemorative booklet of the First edition of the FCI Drawing Contest will be published, with the support of our partner Eukanuba!





Thank you all for your participation,
congratulations for your talent
and good luck for the next edition!



Marie Luna Durán
FCI Marketing and Public Relations Manager