FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) has opened entries to its annual creative competition for youngsters and the young-at-heart. This year, historic vehicle enthusiasts are invited to submit photographs, sketches, paintings, illustrations and videos on the theme of ‘Restoring the Passion’.

“After the success of last year’s competition, we are again celebrating the United Nations International Youth Day on 12 August with a creative competition,” explains Nataša G. Jerina, vice-president of FIVA. “Aimed primarily at the under-18s, we nevertheless believe that youth is a state of mind, not a number, so we’ve again included a category for more mature enthusiasts.

“If there’s one positive message that we at FIVA can take away from the pandemic, it’s the precious gift of quality time. Time spent getting back to the garage, getting our hands dirty, sharing laughter and making memories. This year, restoration has taken many forms: not only the time spent restoring our historic vehicles but also the bonds we’ve rebuilt with the people we love.

“So… we invite you to share a photograph, a sketch/painting/illustration or a video of how you ‘Restored the Passion’ this year with your historic vehicle, interpreting the theme as creatively as you can.”

The 2021 FIVA competition has three categories:

Category 1: Photograph
Category 2: Sketch/Painting/Illustration
Category 3: Video

Entries will be judged in three age groups: 5 to 11 years; 12 to 17 years; and 18 years and above.

The winners in each category will be promoted on FIVA social media sites using the hashtags #fiva_classic #historic_vehicles #culture #youth #internationalyouthday #2021youth. Their artwork will be presented to the FIVA General Assembly, provisionally held in November, and they will be awarded a FIVA book, a FIVA vehicle plaque and a recognition diploma. In addition, FIVA’s global partners (paint specialist Glasurit, oil and lubricant specialist Motul and tyre specialist Pirelli) will reward winners with a small gift.

Completed forms, along with the artwork itself, should be sent to and cc’d to by the end of July 2021. Please 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 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.

The winners of each category will be announced by 30 September 2021.

More details and the application forms can be found here:

We’d like to thank FIVA for sharing this information with us – and you!