XV INTERNATIONAL FINE ARTS COMPETITION JOY OF EUROPE 2013
About the Competition
City of Belgrade, International Committee of European Children's Gathering "Joy of Europe" and the Children's Cultural Center Belgrade anounce the XIV International Drawing and Painting Art Competition "Joy of Europe" 2013.
On the occasion of the first European Children's Gathering, one of the most important Serbian literary authors for children, Dusko Radović, made "Dictionary of Friendship", which for 42 years is a universal theme, choosing fifteen "most beautiful" words for children: Europe, bread, game, Book, love, mother, peace, father poem, a friend, a bird, joy, freedom, sunshine.
Events Committee has decided that in 2013, the inspiration for the artistic expression will be: ROCK N’ ROLL, with its universal message of understandable connectivity and ability to overcome all differences and boundaries. ROCK N’ ROLL is a cultural phenomenon which has clearly influenced the course of civilization over the last sixty years. It came out during the 50-ies of the last century as a musical genre that combines the influences of jazz, blues, boogie woogie, rhythm and blues, but also the elements of folk, spiritual and country music, and as such it has always been able to connect different cultures around the world.
Sounds of magical noise that has for many generations become synonymous with rebellion against the established social forms also became the expression of discontent and hope. Many theorists have identified the term ROCK N’ ROLL with the teen culture that have "chosen to live instead of surviving," "to love, rather than tolerate," "to see life in them and around them", because rock and roll originally meant the way of life and thinking.
The question of the third millennium is if the younger generations are still close to the messages of great rock and roll hits that changed the world during the 20th century?
Are the movement, intensity and color of various forms in different art techniques appropriate response to a given topic?
The Committee insists on individual children's artistic expression!
Closing Date: 1 July 2013.
1. The works must be the expression of movement through fine arts.
2. Children and young people can express different art techniques and materials in the fields of: drawing, painting, prints, photography.
3. As an inspiration on the topic pay attention to the artistic achievements of the twentieth-century views of the world which reject the traditional view: (Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Dadaism, expressionism, abstract painting, a return to primitive art, surrealism, op art, pop art, action painting ...) .
4. Colors should function as an emotional experience.
The competition is open to individuals, preschools, schools, children's art studios, cultural centers and child day care facilities and similar associations. Competition is open to all children of the world from 5 to 18 years. The choice of technique is completely free. Artworks should not be fitted or framed, and because of the possibility of damage will not be accepted sculpture, ceramics, mosaic works done in similar techniques. Format of work is not limited. Artworks must be original and self-made, created in 2012 or 2013 and must not have been previously presented at other international competitions and exhibitions.Individual participants may submit one artwork.Associations and institutions, may submit up to 20 works of different authors. Submitted artworks will not be returned.
The organizers, with the help of the jury, will chose the entries to be exhibited, and the best of these will receive awards in individual and group categories, in four age groups:
- 5 and 6 years
- from 7 to 10 years
- from 11 to 14 years
- from 15 to 18 years
The jury will also award a certain number of acknowledgements. Special awards will be given to art educators for innovative methodological approaches in nurturing and developing children's artistic creativity. Award winners of the first prizes of "Joy of Europe 2013" Fine Art Competition for individuals in all categories will be guests of 44th International Gathering of Children of Europe "Joy of Europe 2013" in the period from 1 to 5 October 2013. The organizers will cover the expense of accommodation, and the awards will be officially presented at the Exhibition Opening, which will be held on 1 October 2013. The costs of travel to and from Belgrade should be covered by the awarded authors.
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Contact: Lidija Seničar, Editor of the Fine Arts Competition JOY OF EUROPE 2013
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