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The 12th International Children's Art Contest "Anton Chekhov and Characters of his Works"

July 10, 2023: Taganrog Local Government is inviting you to take part in the International Children's Art Contest "Anton Chekhov and Characters of his Works" to be held in his home city Taganrog in June 2024.

The International Children's Art Competition "Anton Chekhov and Characters of his Works" will be held for the twelfth time in Taganrog and is dedicated to Anton Chekhov. 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.

Since 2007 it has been held biannually and so far brought together artworks from 60 foreign countries: Abkhazia, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Byelorussia, Canada, China (P.R.C., Hongkong and Chinese Taipei), Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova (incl. Transnistria), New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine (incl. Donetsk Peoples' Republic and Lugansk Peoples' Republic), USA, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

Supported by:
  • Rostov Oblast Ministry of Culture;
  • Taganrog Arts and Culture Council;
  • Taganrog Local Government, Foreign Relations Office;
  • Department of Engineering Drawing and Computer-Aided Design, Academy of Engineering & Technology (Southern Federal University);
  • Union of Russian Artists, Taganrog Branch;
  • Union of Russian Artists, Rostov Oblast Branch;
  • Taganrog Childrens' Art School named after Seraphima Blonskaya;

  • Jury Members:
  • Mr. Oleg Ignatov, the President of the Board of the Rostov branch of the Union of Russian Artists;
  • Mr. Nikolay Livada, member of the Taganrog Branch of the Union of Russian Artists and Honored Cultural Worker of Russia;
  • Mrs. Lyudmila Kazakova, senior research fellow at Taganrog Museum of Art;
  • Ms. Victoria Barvenko, member of the Taganrog Branch of the Union of Russian Artists;
  • Mr. Yuri Smolin, member of the Taganrog Branch of the Union of Russian Artists, teacher at the Taganrog Chekhov Teachers College.
  • 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 artcontest2024@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
    Participants: students of children's art schools, schools of art, fine art studios, art clubs and individual amateur participants.

    Age: The contest is open to children from all around the world from age 4 to 17 years.

  • Portrait of Anton Chekhov;
  • Illustrations to Chekhov's works;
  • Humor in Chekhov's works;
  • Landscape in Chekhov's works;
  • Family in Chekhov's works;
  • Taganrog - the home city of Anton Chekhov;

    Style and Medium:
  • Graphic art
  • Painting (water-colors, gouache, tempera)
  • Decorative and applied arts (ceramics, textile).

    Dimensions: 62 x 42.5 centimeters (40.4 x 16.7 inches) or smaller.

  • artwork should not be framed
  • artwork should be signed on the backside (in PRINT characters, in English or in Russian): original work title; author's first/last name; age; sex; mailing address; country; email; phone or fax
  • (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:

    All entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2024.

    Notification of the art contest results:
    The list of winners will be published on May 3, 2024.

    The exhibition and the awards ceremony will take place in June 2024 at Taganrog Chekhov Central Public Library on Ulitsa Petrovskaya 96.


  • Grand Prize
  • Winner diplomas
  • Participant diplomas and certificates
  • Catalogs

    The Organization Committee:
    1. Mrs. Lyudmila Skrynnikova
    Arts & Culture Council
    Taganrog Local Government
    Ulitsa Petrovskaya 73
    347900 Taganrog

    Phone: +7(8634) 310538 or +7(8634) 310523
    Email: artcontest2024@taganrogcity.com
    Web Site: www.taganrogcity.com

  • 2. Mrs. Lyudmila Ozerina
    Director of Taganrog Childrens' Art School named after Seraphima Blonskaya
    Ulitsa R. Luxembourg 153/1
    347900 Taganrog, RUSSIA.

    Phone: +7(863)438-31-44
    Web Site: http://tdhsh.ru

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