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The 4th International Children's Art Competition
"Anton Chekhov and Characters of his Works"

January 15, 2009: The Taganrog Local Government is inviting you to take part in the International Children's Art Competition "Anton Chekhov and Heroes of his Works" to be held in his home city Taganrog, June-July 2009.

The International Children's Art Competition "Anton Chekhov and Characters of his Works" will be held for the fourth time in Taganrog within the framework of the 150th Anniversary of Chekhov's birth in 2010. The first competition was held in 2004 during the 100th Anniversary of author's death and brought together over 200 artworks from 14 cities of Russia, Ukraine and Byelorussia. The second competition was held in 2007 and brought together over 800 artworks from 20 countries: Abkhazia, Croatia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Korea, Macedonia, Transnistria, Nigeria, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri-Lanka, Ukraine, USA.

Supported by:
  • Rostov Oblast Ministry of Culture;
  • Taganrog Arts and Culture Council;
  • Taganrog Foreign Relations Office.
  • Jury Members:

  • Mr. Oleg Ignatov, the President of the Board of the Rostov branch of the Union of Russian Artists;
  • Mr. Yuri Smolin, the President of the Taganrog Branch of the Union of Russian Artists, Vice-President of the Jury;
  • Mr. Nikolay Polyushenko, member of the Union of Russian Artists and the International Association of Fine Arts AIAP UNESCO, artist (Rostov on Don);
  • Ms. Olga Zhuk, director of the department of foreign art in the Rostov Regional Museum of Art;
  • Ms. Marina Prikhod'ko, director of the Children's Art Gallery (Rostov on Don).
  • How to enter:

    Download the art contest form / entry form (PDF format - requires the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe), and submit your completed entry to:

    If you cannot print out this form for any reason, write to the address listed above or E-mail artcontest2009@taganrogcity.com to receive an official entry form, which lists all rules, requirements, and entry instructions. Be sure to include the name and address of where the entry information should be sent.

    Terms and Conditions of Art Contest Submissions to the Taganrog Blonskaya Children's Art School:

    Participants: students of children's art schools, schools of art, fine art studios, art clubs and other specialized art institutions.

    Age: The contest is open to children from all around the world from age 7 to 17 years.

  • Illustrations to Anton Chekhov's works;
  • Personality of Anton Chekhov.

    Style and Medium:
  • Graphic art
  • Painting (water-colors, gouache, tempera).

    Dimensions: 62 x 42.5 centimeters (40.4 x 16.7 inches) or smaller (cannot be 3-dimensional).

  • artwork should not be framed
  • artwork should be signed on the backside (in PRINT characters): original work title; author's first/last name; age; sex; mailing address; country
  • (for classes, clubs, groups, educational institutions) name and address of the school, first/last name of the teacher
  • the parcel with artwork(s) should bear the inscription: "WITHOUT COMMERCIAL VALUE".

  • Original artwork submitted with contest entry becomes the property of the contest organizers and cannot be returned.
  • Participants assign all copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights in their submitted artwork to contest organizers.
  • Winning artworks may be used in various programs aimed at popularization of children's creativity.
  • By submitting an entry, each contestant and his/her parent/legal guardian agree: they have read, understand and will comply with these official rules; and, or to the extent permitted by law, consent to the use of the Contestant's name, likeness and/or biographical data for purposes of advertising and promotion by the organization committee, without further consent, compensation or approval.

    Number of works:
  • Individual contestants may enter up to TWO works;
  • Educational institutions may enter up to TEN works.

    Artwork should be sent to:

    Deadlines for submissions:
    All entries must be postmarked by May 1, 2009.

    Notification of the art contest results:
    The winners will receive awards and diplomas in August-September 2009.

    The exhibition and the awards ceremony will be held on June 10, 2009 at 15-00 at the Taganrog Museum of Art at Ulitsa Alexandrovskaya 56.


  • Grand Prize
  • Winner diplomas
  • Participant diplomas and certificates

    The Organization Committee:

    Mrs. Ludmila Skrynnikova
    Arts & Culture Council
    Taganrog Local Government
    Ulitsa Petrovskaya 73
    347900 Taganrog

    Phone: +7 8634 310523 or + 7 8634 312 797
    Fax machine: + 7 8634 312 798
    Email: artcontest2009@taganrogcity.com or mila.taganrog@mail.ru
    Web Sites: www.taganrogcity.com or www.taganrog.ru