Mykolaiv and Rivne regions as well as the Autonomous Republic of Crimea proved the most creative and active. Participants from these regions sent the largest number of works to the competition. According to the contest rules, creative work of young artists will be assessed in three age categories: 5 to 7 years, 8 to 12 years, and 13 to 16 years. It is now obvious that the fiercest battle for prizes will take place in the 8 to 12 age group - most drawings sent to the contest by young artists fall into this category.
"The main purpose of this contest was to find young talents of Ukraine and encourage their creative growth. And we have seen once again how unique and ingenious our kids are. We are proud of the younger generation of Ukrainian citizens! Contestants have demonstrated that they can skillfully use out-of-the-box creative solutions in visual arts. All works submitted to the contest are worthy of decorating a modern children’s art center," - said Igor Iankovskyi, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the National Charity Foundation "Initiative for the Future".
Within two weeks, all works presented for the contest will be carefully selected and evaluated by a competent jury. It consists of the following prominent figures of culture and art: Vitalii Shkliar - honored architect of Ukraine, Shevchenko Prize winner (Kyiv); Oksana Poltavets-Huida - member of the National union of artists of Ukraine, honored artist of Ukraine (Kyiv); Nataliia Poltavets - member of the National union of artists of Ukraine; Halyna Yamchynska - honored cultural worker of Ukraine, associate professor at aesthetics, ethics and visual arts chair of Zhytomyr National University named after Ivan Franko (Zhytomyr); Volodymyr Podlievskyi - member of the National union of artists of Ukraine (Chernihiv); Andrii Sendetskyi - representative of international association of culture and art in Ukraine, theatre designer (Lviv); Oleh Boliuk - PHD in art criticism at the Academy of Science of Ukraine, member of the National Union of Architects of Ukraine (Lviv); Iryna Kozyna - artist, director of a children art studio (Kyiv); Kateryna Hryn - artist, director of a children art studio (Zaporizhia); Tetiana Skyrda - head of the “Chocolate House” art center (Kyiv).
You will have a chance to see the best works of young artists in the exhibition "My native land - Ukraine", which will open at the "Chocolate House" (Children's Art Gallery) in Kyiv on June 16, 2013. Winners of the competition named by the jury will receive valuable gifts and opportunities to improve their artistic skills. After the awards ceremony, a new life of creative growth and self-improvement will start for each of the young artists supported by the Igor Iankovskyi Charity Foundation "Initiative for the Future”.