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For the second time, the Art Gallery – Ruse together with the International Society “Elias Canetti” and the Goethe Institute organize a national competition for drawing with an international participation.

Children and students up to 18 years of age from all types of educational institutions are eligible to participate.

The competition aims to stimulate creative and aesthetic skills.

The works should be without mount, size 35/50, and up to 3 pieces per participant. Techniques and materials are free of choice.

The drawings will be judged by a professional jury of artists.

Judging Criteria:

– children’s expressiveness;

– compositional construction;

– the ability to convey ideas using appropriate techniques.

Age groups:

– First age group: up to 7 years of age;

– Second age group: 1st – 4th grade

– Third age group: 5th – 7th grade

– Fourth age group: 8th – 12th grade

On the back of each entry must be legibly written the following:

– name, age/grade;

– title;

– school/educational institution;

– Head of school, e-mail address and telephone number.

The organisers will award three prizes:

  1. For an original presentation on a topic
  2. For a creative message
  3. For aesthetic excellence

The jury will also determine an Institution Award and a Supervisor/Faculty Award.

The awarded works will be exhibited in Canetti House 12 Slavyanski bulb., enabling a more comprehensive range of people to meet the children’s creativity.

Deadline for submitting the works: 21 April 2023

Contact person: Georgi Georgiev, tel: 0887167354 Submitted works will not be returned and the organisers reserve the right to promote them.

Opening of the exhibition: 9th of May 2023. 11 am.

Each participant in the exhibition will receive a certificate of participation.

Address for receiving the works. Ruse Art Gallery – Ruse 7000, 39 Borisova Street, Ruse