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CHILD ART BIENNIAL EXHIBITION, GABROVO – 2018
IN THE WORLD OF THE CARNIVAL

under the patronage of H.E. Mr. François Bontemps, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium in Bulgaria
with the support of Mr. Willy Van Impe, Honorary Consul of Republic Bulgaria for Flanders, Kingdom of Belgium

STATUTE
Regional competition for child and youth humorous and satirical art

ORGANIZERS
Museum House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo; Foundation People Serve Bulgaria: Aalst – Gabrovo, Belgium; Club Friends of Belgium, Gabrovo

THEME
In the World of the Carnival
The participants are invited to show in their works their knowledge and mental pictures about the carnivals around the world. What is a carnival? Why is it organized; what happens during the carnival; what do the participants do? The message to the viewers should be presented with a sense of humor.

OBJECTIVES
- to provoke interest among children and young people in the history and traditions of the carnivals around the world, as well as in the celebration of the carnival as a cultural and social phenomenon;
- to encourage the research spirit of the participants and to stimulate their creativity and imagination;
- to provide space for the expression of young artists who, through various artistic means and techniques, are expected to recreate their personal vision of the spirit and festive atmosphere of the carnival.

CRITERIA
- knowledge and understanding of the topic;
- ingeniousness and imagination;
- ability to work with selected artistic materials and means of expression.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
1. Children and young people from Gabrovo district (Gabrovo, Dryanovo, Sevlievo and Tryavna) can participate in the following two categories:

1) individual participation:
- up to 8 years of age;
- up to 12 years of age;
- up to 18 years of age.

2) team participation
Each participant can enter one work in both categories.

2. There will be accepted:
- paintings, graphics, sculptures, drawings, collages, posters, mixed technique, etc. - maximum size 50 x 70 cm;
- carnival masks, sculptures, models, carnival costumes, dolls and others; maximum size 50 x 50 x 50 cm;
- animation (GIF), video clips.

3. In the case of participation from kindergardens, schools or art studios, the works should be submitted to the Museum in person by the teachers along with an inventory drawn up by them or sent to: House of Humor and Satire, 68, Bryanska Street, 5300 Gabrovo , Child Art Biennial Exhibition, tel. 0884029374. Animations and videos should be sent to e-mail: childrens.biennial@gmail.com

4. The selected works will be photographed and used to promote the contest. The prize-winning works and the works additionally selected by the organizers, which will remain at the Museum, will be shown later in the year in an exhibition in Aalst, Belgium, organized by the Association ‘People Serve Bulgaria: Aalst – Gabrovo’. For a year - from the middle of October 2018 until end of October 2019 – they will be exhibited at the University College ODISEE St.- Lieven Campus Dirk Martens, Aalst. These works can be sold for charity as the money raised shall be used to fund the next edition of the Biennial Exhibition.

CLOSING DATE
13 April 2018 (Friday), until 4 p.m., at the Museum House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo.

A JURY of professionals and organizers will meet on 20 April 2018 (Friday).

AWARDS
Award of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium to Bulgaria;
Award of the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria for Flanders, Kingdom of Belgium;

The Foundation People Serve Bulgaria: Aalst - Gabrovo, Belgium and the Club Friends of Belgium will provide:
- three substantial prizes and a diploma for each age group in the first category;
- one substantial prize and a diploma in the second category;
- a certificate of participation for each participant in the competition.
Total amount of the prizes - 900 € (nine hundred Euros).

The Museum House of Humor and Satire will provide:
- three substantial prizes and a diploma for each age group in the first category;
- one substantial prize and a diploma in the second category.

EXHIBITION OPENING AND AWARDS CEREMONY
19 May 2018 (Saturday) , 10.00 a.m. at the Museum House of Humor and Satire. The exhibition will be on for two months.

The conditions of participation and the results of the competition will be announced on the website of Museum House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo http://www.humorhouse.bg and on the FB page of the Museum.

For information: 066 80 72 29 /extension 218 ; 066 80 35 26
From 9.00 a.m. until midday and from 1.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m.


EACH WORK SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ENTRY FORM

ENTRY FORM
Name, surname
Age
Grade
Town/village
Telephone of participant (or parent)
Name of the teacher
Telephone of the teacher
E-mail address of the teacher
Participation category
Work title
Technique/media
Year of creation