‘Together in Art for a Better Future’ Exhibition

The ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Endowment Fund awards the winners of the ‘Together in Art for a Better Future’ National Youth Competition, on 20 November 2019 at 4:00 p.m., in the foyer of Hall 6 in the National Palace of Culture.

The competition was jointly organised by the Fund and UNICEF Bulgaria on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Graduates from eight schools of visual arts from all over the country participated. The main aim is for young talents to express in their artworks their commitment to the fate of children with disabilities and their desire to help, through art, their integration and to provide equal opportunities for a better future for all. Each school selected five drawings created within the competition for awards by the NEF ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’.

The ‘Together in Art for a Better Future’ exhibition, which includes 36 digital drawings awarded in the competition, is held under the patronage of the Minister of Culture. The artists will receive diplomas, cash prizes and books from the series ‘Contemporary Bulgarian Art. Names’, a publication by the Fund.

The exhibition continues until 3 December 2019.

2023

The 2023 ‘Together in Art for a Better Future’ National Youth Competition

In 2023, the ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Endowment Fund and UNICEF Bulgaria held the ‘Together in Art for a Better Future’ National Youth Competition for the third time.

 

Both organisations work for causes in support of children and families, and provide opportunities for young people to express themselves. This year, the contest’s theme was ‘My Experience of Climate Change and Environmental Pollution’, which is also a UNICEF priority.

 

Pupils aged 14 to 19 from seven national secondary schools and schools with a profile in the field of visual arts, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, took part in the competition. Each educational institution chose the drawings to be adjudicated by NEF ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’.

 

 

The 2003 award-winners are:

Tsanko Lavrenov National Secondary School of Art, Plovdiv:

Irina Pavlova: First Prize

Zornitsa Boneva: Second Prize

Marina Dreharova: Third Prize

Sofia Stamatova: Incentive Prize

Irina Pavlova: Incentive Prize

 

St Luke National School of Applied Arts, Sofia:

Siyana Delibozova: First Prize

Olga Kuguenko: Second Prize

Yana Gulyashka: Third Prize

Victoria Georgieva: Incentive Prize

Ioana Doneva: Incentive Prize

 

Dimitar Dobrovich National Secondary School of Art, Sliven:

Sabina Koshnicharova: First Prize

Iovana Maria Koleva: Second Prize

Yuliana Mihailova: Third Prize

Alexandra Ivanova: Incentive Prize

Kalina Milkova: Incentive Prize

 

Academician Dechko Uzunov National School of Plastic Arts and Design, Kazanlak:

Christiana Dzhingova: First Prize

Maria Kolcheva: Second Prize

Stefani Petrova: Third Prize

Sofia Mateova: Incentive Prize

Delyana Karagancheva: Incentive Prize

 

Professor Venko Kolev National School of Applied Arts, Troyan:

Raya Popova: First Prize

Daniel Stoyanov: Second Prize

Sabina Petkova: Third Prize

Bilyana Petkova: Incentive Prize

 

Iliya Petrov National School of Fine Arts, Sofia:

Katrin Antonova: First Prize

Liya Vancheva: Second Prize

Yulia Mollova: Third Prize

Karina Ganovska: Incentive Prize

Boryana Ilieva: Incentive Prize

 

Professional Secondary School of Applied Arts, Smolyan:

Yana Yordanova: First Prize

Evgenia Igorova: Second Prize

Vitan Yordanov: Third Prize

 

 

NEF ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ is holding a ceremony and exhibition of the chosen artworks at 2 p.m. on 14 December 2023, at the Prof. Vasil Gerov Hall. At the opening, the prizes, provided by NEF ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’, will be presented to the competition winners. The drawings will be added to the Fund’s collection.

 

The exhibition can be viewed until the end of January 2024.

2021

Together in Art for a Better Future—Let’s Rebuild Our Children’s World 2021

In 2021, on UNICEF’s 75th jubilee and the 40th anniversary of the ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Endowment Fund, these two organisations involved in causes that support children, families, and the development of opportunities for everyone, launched the second National Youth Competition for Digital Drawings. The contest is entitled ‘Together in Art for a Better Future— Let’s Rebuild Our Children’s World.’

 

The COVID-19 pandemic overturned our lives, challenging us to seek fresh solutions in order to emerge stronger than before. We, the partners, believe that, after the pandemic, we can build a better world for every child. That is why we encourage the participants to focus their creative energy on five opportunities for children around the world, which are also the five global advocacy priorities around which world organisations and leaders have united. They are also lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic on how to rethink a better future for them, as reflected by the voices of young people.

 

  • Health: Vaccines are the best hope we have to end the pandemic: we must commit to promoting public trust in them and encourage people to seek better protection for themselves and for others;
  • Well-being: Mental health is as important as physical health: the consequences of mental health issues cause us concern, and that is why young people need our support and understanding;
  • Education: Online learning is important for children’s access to quality schooling: the issue of access to the Internet and technical devices, as well as the acquisition of digital literacy, is crucial;
  • Combating discrimination: Inequality and prejudice call for decisive actions in tackling the issue: the crisis will not end for anyone until we end it for all, regardless of gender, race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation;
  • Climate change: Protection of the environment requires urgent action: children are the ones to suffer most from climate change, which directly affects their future.

 

Pupils of visual arts schools in Kazanlak, Plovdiv, Sliven, Sofia, and Troyan took part in the competition. In their digital compositions, they had the opportunity to interpret freely any of the themes according to their interests and inner feeling, as well as to express the ways art has helped them in times of challenge. Each school nominated their winning young artists.

 

The participants awarded in the 2021 competition are:

 

Academician Dechko Uzunov National School of Plastic Arts and Design, Kazanlak

Ivan Ivanov, 11th class: First Prize

Kristiana Dzhingova, 10th class: Second Prize

Katelina Kandarasheva, 12th class: Third Prize

Radoslava Chakarova, 11th class: Incentive Prize

Bozhidara Nikolova, 11th class: Incentive Prize

 

Tsanko Lavrenov National Secondary School of Art, Plovdiv

Maria Cholakova, 12th class: First Prize

Kristiyana Grozdanova, 11th class: Second Prize

Kremena Blagoeva, 11th class: Third Prize

Zornitsa Boneva, 9th class: Incentive Prize

Theodora Uzunova, 12th class: Incentive Prize

Thodora Ilieva, 10th class: Incentive Prize

Mary Kadirova, 12th class: Incentive Prize

 

Dimitar Dobrovich National Secondary School of Art, Sliven

Velina Alexandrova, 11th class: First Prize

Tsvetomira Karagyozova, 11th class: Second Prize

Lidya Alexandrova, 9th class: Third Prize

Katerina Kalcheva, 9th class: Incentive Prize

Ralitsa Apostolova, 12th class: Incentive Prize

 

Iliya Petrov National School of Fine Arts, Sofia

Yana Novakova, 10th class: First Prize

Raya Mitova, 11th class: Second Prize

Lillian Vladimirova, 11th class: Third Prize

Alexandrina Gerasimova, 12th class: Incentive Prize

Mina Separevska, 10th class: Incentive Prize

Rada Skumova, 12th class: Incentive Prize

 

St Luke National School of Applied Arts, Sofia

Arina Razorenova, 8th class: First Prize

Andrea Halacheva, 10th class: Second Prize

Raya Stamenova, 10th class: Third Prize

Sylvia Atanasova and Gergana Petkova, 12th class: Incentive Prize

Iren Stancheva, 11th class: Incentive Prize

 

Prof. Venko Kolev National School of Applied Arts, Troyan

Siyana Tsekovska, 12th class: First Prize

Victoria Todorova, 11th class: Second Prize

Desislava Shamova, 12th class: Third Prize

 

2019 г.

‘Together in Art for a Better Future’ National Youth Competition

The ‘Together in Art for a Better Future’ National Youth Competition was initiated and jointly organised by the ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Endowment Fund and UNICEF Bulgaria in 2019, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Graduates from eight schools of visual arts from all over the country participated. The main aim: for young talents to express in their artworks their commitment to the fate of children with disabilities and their desire to help, through art, their integration and to provide equal opportunities for a better future for all. Each school selected five drawings created within the competition for awards by the NEF ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’.

 

The competition resulted in the ‘Together in Art for a Better Future’ exhibition, which included 36 digital drawings awarded in the competition.

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