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08 · 04 · 2020

H.C. ANDERSEN ART COMPETITION FOR PUPILS – see the winners here

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‘PAPERCUTS’ is a new art competition for school children, that will promote the self-expression of children and young people in the visual arts by interpreting the fairy tales by the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. The competition gives an opportunity to win a new bicycle!

 

The competition is based on the works of the famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. In 2020, the prolific writer would have turned 215 years old but his many stories, especially his globally well-known fairy tales, deals with themes that transcend time as well as age and nationality. Over the years, fairy tales such as “The Snow Queen”, “The Little Mermaid”, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and many others have inspired a host of different artistic interpretations – ranging from creative rewritings, theatre performances, music and films, including the ever-popular animated movies by the Walt Disney Company, to games, paintings and sculptures and including almost everything in between.

 

The goal of the competition is to acquaint Latvian, Estonian and Belarusian pupils with H.C. Andersen’s literary work, develop children’s and young people’s imagination, creativity and innovative thinking by creating fairy tale interpretations. Children aged 7-15 are invited to create their very own visual interpretation of one of the writer’s many fairy tales. The creative work can be a drawing, an animation video, a painting, a collage or even a papercut – one of the poet’s favourite pastime activities – only the imagination sets the limits!

 

Application period:

Latvia – 14th of April till 14th of May, 2020.

Estonia – 4th of May till 31th of May, 2020.

Belarus – 11th of May till 9th of June, 2020.

 

The competition entries will be evaluated by a committee selected by the Danish Cultural Institute who will find two winners for each country in each of the two age categories (7-11 and 12-15 years old).

 

The winner in each category will receive a new Danish bicycle – Kildemoes!

 

The jury committee differs in each country, but consists of local and Danish artists, illustrators and other experts, like the director of the Danish Cultural Institute and Ambassadors of Denmark.

 

Participants can submit their creative work electronically by filling in the application form and uploading their competition entry.

 

 

 

For Latvia

Winners

 

We are happy to announce that after long discussions, the jury has selected 2 winners from 750 wonderful artworks of the H.C.Andersen art competition!

 

See all of the 750 artworks here

 

Thanks to all the participants! Diplomas will be sent out in the following weeks!

We would also like to thank our partner Latvian Ministry of Education and others that helped to spread the word about the competition!

 

And, of course, many thanks to our excellent jury – Krista Miltiņa, Elīna Brasliņa, Reinis Pētersons, Mormor, Flemming Stender, Simon Drewsen Holmberg!

WINNER age group 7-11: Lea, 9 years old, “The Emperor's New Clothes”
WINNER age group 12-15: Beatrise, 13 years old, “Wild swans”
2nd place age group 7-11: Violeta, 9 years old, “Wild swans”
3rd place age group 7-11: Estere, 8 years old, animation “The little Mermaid”
2nd place age group 12-15 : Elsa, 12 years old, "The drowning heart"
3rd place age group 12-15: Gabriela, 12 years old, “The Nightingale”

 

For Estonia

7-11 years old – Winners

12-15 years old – Winners

 

We are happy to announce that after long discussions, the jury has selected 2 winners from 174 wonderful artworks of the H.C.Andersen art competition!

 

See all of the 174 art works here

 

Thanks to all the participants! Diplomas will be sent out in the following weeks!

 

We would also like to thank our partner The Embassy of Denmark in Estonia and others that helped to spread the word about the competition!

 

And, of course, many thanks to our excellent jury – Anni Mäger, Kertu Sillaste, Heiki Ernits, Mormor, Kristina Miskowiak Beckvard and Simon Drewsen Holmberg!

 

 

 

WINNER age group 7-11: Suzanna, 10 years old, Thumbelina's meeting with the prince (Pöial-Liisi kohtumine printsiga)
WINNER age group 12-15: Kerttu-Liis, 15 years old, The princess and the pea (Printsess herneteral)
2nd place age group 7-11: Emma, 7 years old, The little mermaid (Väike merineitsi)

3rd place age group 7-11: Lenna, 10 years old, Wild swans and ugly duckling (Metsluiged ja inetu pardipoeg)
2nd place age group 12-15: Natali, 14 years old, Thumbelina (Pöial-Liisi)

3rd place age group 12-15: Miia, 14 years old, Thumbelina (Piibelehtede keskel)

 

For Belarus

 

7-11 years old – Winners

12-15 years old – Winners

 

We are happy to announce that after long discussions, the jury has selected 2 winners from 302 wonderful artworks of the H.C.Andersen art competition!

 

See all of the 302 art works here

 

Thanks to all the participants! Diplomas will be sent out in the following weeks!

 

We would also like to thank our partner Civil cultural campaign “Budzma Belarusami!” and others that helped to spread the word about the competition!

 

And, of course, many thanks to our excellent jury – Gennady Matsur, Julia Rudzitskaya, Ekaterina Dubovik, Mormor, Simon Drewsen Holmberg, Elena Makovskaya and Boguslawa Sakhanska!

 

 

Winner: Каstus, 8 years old, Underwater kingdom (Падводнае царства)
WINNER: Margarita, 12 years old, Meeting with a passerby (Girl with matches) ("Встреча с прохожим" ("Девочка со спичками"))
2nd place: Stacenka, 7 years old, Snow Queen
3rd place: Stanka, 7 years old, Princess on the dog
2nd place: Belozerova, 15 years old, Queen in the blue world: Snow Queen (Королева в синем мире ("Снежная королева "))
3rd place: Egor, 13 years old, Princess on a pea ("Принцесса на горошине")

Terms and conditions

 

The competition is organised by the Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science in Latvia, Embassy of Denmark in Estonia and Civil cultural campaign “Budzma Belarusami!”