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Igor Iankovskyi has announced the winners of Contest "UKRAINE: THE WAY TO PEACE!"
At the Ukrainian House in Kyiv has accommodated the solemn prize-awarding ceremony of the IV National children's drawing contest "UKRAINE: THE WAY TO PEACE!!", conducted by the Igor Iankovskyi National Charity Foundation.
This year the biggest children's drawing competition has accepted more than five hundred works from all-over Ukraine. Totally 485 young artists aged from 5 to 17 years took part in the contest. The most active were the habitants of Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odessa, Zhytomyr, Mykolaiv and Donetsk regions. The creative activity of their pupils has been supported by more than 100 art schools.
The prize-awarding ceremony of the IV National children's drawing contest "UKRAINE: THE WAY TO PEACE!!" has been attended by 260 young artists and their parents from all-over Ukraine. It started with extraordinary creative performance by Denys Dytyniuk, the artist virtuoso, finalist of the TV-show "Ukraine has talent". With the help of two canvas and paints he made a show, demonstrating both the way to peace and hope for the joyful future for Ukraine.
Opening the ceremony, the Foundation's patron addressed to the guests and contest's participants:
The professional jury of the contest comprised the artist Olesya Dzhuraeva, artist and book illustrator Kost' Lavro, finalist of the II National drawing contest "My peaceful Ukraine" Janna Dubnikova and Aelita Andre, a young Australian girl recognized as the youngest artist of the world. In her 9 years she already became a laureate of the art contests of London, New York, Hong Kong and Rome. She also counts for nine personal exhibitions. Although she couldn't make to the ceremony in person, but she addressed through the video-message to the organizing committee and contestants:
The professional jury has chosen 40 finalists in 13 nominations. In the age group from 5 to 8 years the finalists were: Sofiya Diakevych and Vironika Tkachuk, the first place - Denys Potobenka (the work entitled "The patriotic snail"). In the age group from 9 to 13 years the finalists were: Ganna Poliakova and Victoria Beidyk, the first place - Anastasiya Mischanova (the work entitled "The way from war to peace starts from me"). The oldest winners in the age group from 14 to 17 years the finalists were: Vladyslava Hrechkosiy, Olga Solodovych and Nataliya Bogaychuk, the work of the last - "The joy of motherhood", took the first place. All the winners and finalists, as it was the previous years, have been awarded with valuable prizes, notably the 10 days long individual courses from Art-center "Aurum" with master-classes and lessons in order for young artists to perfection their drawing techniques.
Due to the children's drawing contest "UKRAINE: THE WAY TO PEACE!!" young Ukrainians, as noted Igor Iankovskyi, seized the opportunity to communicate their civic position and views on the further development of Ukraine. All the wishing to get acquainted with this vision could attend the exhibition of the finalists and winners of the contests, opened in the Ukrainian House from the 25th of June till the 9th of July.
All the works of young creative artists reflect their hopes and aspirations:
Igor Iankovskyi Charity Foundation