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Young artists aged from seven to 15 years old can take part in the competition. You must submit your work by March 31st.

Moscow schoolchildren who like to paint can take part in the Heritage of My District competition. It is being held for the third time and gives young talents the opportunity to present their works and show their own vision of familiar and familiar places.

The organizer of the competition – the Department of Cultural Heritage of the city of Moscow – announces the start of accepting drawings. The collection will last until March 31. All stages of the competition and full information about it are presented on the website legacy of my region.rf… The winners will be announced there in May.

The participant can depict any object located in the area where he lives. For example, a house, bridge, church, monument, gazebo, or other structure. The artist chooses the style that he likes. So, you can draw with pencils, watercolors or pastels.

The “Heritage of My District” children’s drawing competition teaches young Muscovites to be attentive to their area: to notice interesting buildings, parks, gazebos, bridges, or even just benches in their favorite courtyard. The test task assumes that the participant must depict the most interesting and expensive object of the urban environment in his home area. Last year, about 1.5 thousand drawings were submitted to the competition, and more than 300 young artists became laureates. It is important that the drawings were sent from all parts of Moscow. If you put all the objects depicted on the city map, then there simply will be no free space. We expect that more than three thousand young artists will take part in the competition this year, ”said the head of the Moscow City Cultural Heritage Department Alexey Emelyanov

As before, the participants will be divided into age groups – from seven to 11 and from 12 to 15 years. The winners will be determined in the categories “Professionals” and “Amateurs”.

An integrated approach is used when evaluating works. That is, the judges pay attention not only to the technique of execution, but also to the emotionality and imagery of the drawings. For this, the commission will include both professional artists and teachers, psychologists, cultural figures, those who are not indifferent to the cultural heritage of Moscow.

Drawings presented in the category “Amateurs” will go through three stages of selection: district, district and city. Works in the “Professionals” category will be evaluated within the district and city stages.

The jury will evaluate the drawings in three nominations. To win in the main nomination, the contestants need to depict any beautiful and important from their point of view object located in their area. In addition, any participant can post their work on the Instagram social network with the hashtag # Heritage of my region2021. The winner in the Audience Award nomination will be determined by the number of likes. For children with disabilities, there is a nomination “Special Look”.

All winners will receive memorable prizes, diplomas and certificates. In addition, the works of the winners of the city stage will be presented at the exhibition, which will open on one of the boulevards of Moscow.

“For two years of the competition, we have received many interesting works. Most often, children draw iconic buildings in their area: residential buildings, churches, cultural institutions. The second place is occupied by favorite parks, paths, ponds, gazebos, benches, bridges. By the way, children often draw animals in parks: ducks, moose and squirrels. In third place are bridges and embankments of the capital. In addition, children send drawings of monuments, general panoramas of squares, views from their own windows and war memorials, ”added Aleksey Yemelyanov.

In 2020, the competition was supplemented by an educational program: experts conducted online master classes for children and their parents, revealed the secrets of drawing, opened up the world of artists and great works. This practice will also continue this year.

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