Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Flying Start

What if Gauguin had never gotten to Tahiti? What if Van Gogh had never traveled to Arles? How many more artists can you think of that enriched their art through travel? How many artists throughout history would have realized their dreams if only they had the means to expand their horizons? How many artists today could soar to new heights if given the chance to see more of the world?

In the spirit of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, British Airways announces Great Britons—a contest in which emerging British talents in fashion, art and design, innovation, sport, community, or performing arts can win one of 180 flights to any British Airways destination in the world. All you have to do is tell your story and explain how travel could help you develop your talents. Prove that you have the same thirst for excellence that Olympians and Paralympians do. The final winners will be decided by a public vote.

So, if you’re a British artist wishing you could study Renaissance Italy or Ancient Egypt firsthand, here’s your chance. Good luck!

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