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The 8th International Children's Art Contest
"Anton Chekhov and Characters of his Works"

October 1, 2015: The Taganrog Local Government is inviting you to take part in the International Children's Art Contest "Anton Chekhov and Heroes of his Works" to be held in his home city Taganrog, June 2016.

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

Brochure with the results of the 6th Art Contest Since 2007 it has been held biannually and so far brought together artworks from 35 foreign countries: Abkhazia, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Byelorussia, China (P.R.C.), Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri-Lanka, Tajikistan, Transnistria, Ukraine, USA.

by vasilisa Kolesnik, Yalta, Russia
Supported by:
  • Rostov Oblast Ministry of Culture;
  • Taganrog Arts and Culture Council;
  • Taganrog Local Government, Foreign Relations Office;
  • Union of Russian Artists, Rostov Oblast Branch;
  • Union of Russian Artists, Taganrog Branch;
  • Union of Russian Artists, Rostov Oblast Branch;
  • Museum of Contemporary Art on Dmitrovskaya, Rostov on Don;
  • Taganrog Childrens' Art School named after Seraphima Blonskaya;
  • Taganrog Artists "Belka and Strelka - Flux Rus" Group.

  • 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;
  • Mr. Yuri Smolin, member of the Taganrog Branch of the Union of Russian Artists, teacher at the Taganrog Chekhov Teachers' College;
  • Ms. Marina Prikhod'ko, director of the Museum of Modern Art on Dmitrovskaya (Rostov on Don);
  • Ms. Victoria Barvenko, member of the Taganrog Branch of the Union of Russian Artists;
  • Ms. Inna Ovsiyenko, member of the Taganrog Branch of the Union of Russian Artists, artist, director of Kremni LLC.
  • 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 artcontest2016@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 individual amateur participants.

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

  • Illustrations to Anton Chekhov's works;
  • Portrait of Anton Chekhov;
  • Landscape in Chekhov's works;
  • Humor in Anton Chekhov's works.

    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:

    Deadlines for submissions:
    All entries must be postmarked by April 1, 2016.

    Notification of the art contest results:
    The winners will receive awards and diplomas in October 2016.

    The exhibition and the awards ceremony will be held June 1, 2016 on the International Children's Day at the Taganrog Chekhov Central Public Library on Ulitsa Petrovskaya 96.


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

    The Organization Committee:

    Mrs. Lyudmila 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: artcontest2016@taganrogcity.com or mila.taganrog@mail.ru
    Web Sites: www.taganrogcity.com or www.tagancity.ru