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Igor Iankovskyi Has Announced the Winners of IVth National Children’s Drawing Contest "Ukraine: the Way to Peace!"

The Ukrainian House has accommodated the solemn prize-awarding ceremony of the IVth National children’s drawing contest, conducted by the Igor Iankovskyi charity foundation “Initiative for the Future” for the fourth year in a row.

Kiev, Ukraine, July 08, 2016 --( This year, the biggest children’s drawing competition, has accepted more than 500 art-works from all over Ukraine. In total, 485 young artists ages 5 to 17 years old took part in the art contest. The most active were the Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odessa, Zhytomyr, Mykolaiv and Donetsk regions. The creative activity of these 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 the extraordinary creative performance by Denys Dytyniuk, the artist virtuoso, finalist of the TV-show “Ukraine Has Talent." He played a great show, demonstrating both the way to peace and hope for a joyful future for Ukraine.

Opening the ceremony, the Foundation’s head addressed the guests and contest participants: “Everything that we've done the last four years under this contest is dedicated to the young generation of Ukrainians. 'Ukraine: the way to peace!' is a way to transmit the image of Ukraine through paintings, through the eyes of children, the image that we all carry in our hearts. Last year's exhibition contest winners and finalists have already visited Belgium, Poland, France and the United States of America. We will carry on this mission in order for the whole world to see the Ukraine, not from the TV image, but from those marvelous drawings!”

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 has already become a laureate of art contests in London, New York, Hong Kong and Rome. She has also held nine personal exhibitions. Although she couldn’t make it to the ceremony in person, she addressed through video-message to the organizing committee and contestants: “All the drawings were executed so excellently that I couldn’t chose the first places because every drawing was original and reflected the emotional state of the artist!”

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”). In the age group from 14 to 17 years old 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 in the previous years, have been awarded with valuable prizes, notably the 10 day long individual courses from Art-center “Aurum” with master-classes and lessons so young artists can perfect 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 those wishing to get acquainted with this vision can 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, 2016.

All the works of the young creative artists reflect their hopes and aspirations: for the peaceful sky, for the smiles in the faces of simple people, for the reliable and strong State. And the quantity of the works sent to the contest once more testifies the enormous creative potential of the young generation of Ukrainians. That is why the Igor Iankovskyi National Charity Foundation “Initiative for the Future” is dedicated to supporting of the young talents in their creative developing because they are the future of Ukraine!
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