After two weeks of voting via our European Athletics Facebook page, the winning artwork to be presented as the main prize to the Women’s Leadership award winners at the Golden Tracks ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 17 October, has been chosen.
With 741 Facebook likes Geoffroy Jadoul of Belgium and his vivid watercolour painting was voted as the winner from the numerous entries that were submitted from across Europe.
Jadoul will receive a commission of 1,000 CHF plus a 16GB iPad mini as reward.
In the colourful spirit of athletics, on the track and in the field, there is a common point to all athletes: the willingness to excel and push their personal limits. This watercolour exudes strength, energy and motivation that characterises most elite women athletes.
The biennial European Athletics Women’s Leadership Awards was created in 2009 to recognise and celebrate women leaders in the sport of athletics.
Each of European Athletics’ 50 Member Federations is asked to identify one winner for her work and accomplishments as a coach, or volunteer, or administrator, or elected official … anything other than for success in competition. The main criterion is “a significant contribution that serves as an example of leadership and other values of the sport of athletics”.
For more information on the European Athletics Women’s Leadership Awards and the artwork prize competition visit: http://www.european-athletics.org/athletics-community/women-leaders/index.html or contact Marc Sintes at firstname.lastname@example.org.