THE 25TH INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR ARTWORKS MADE BY CHILDREN, ENTITLED “FROM THE WORLD OF TOYS”

Museum of Recent History Celje invites all children aged 6 to 12 to co-create Herman’s Gallery. This collection is co-created by children from all over the world and is supplemented every year with works of art on a new theme. The title of this year’s call is “FROM THE WORLD OF TOYS”.

In the Children’s museum Herman’s den, there are many toys on display, both really old and the ones that children play with today. Herman Lisjak, the mascot of the museum, happily peeks into children’s rooms, shelves and chests where toys are stored.

So draw for him the toy you like to play with!

Cooperation instructions

Draw or paint your favourite toy with pens or colouring media that you prefer creating with (pencils, colour pencils, watercolours, distempers, inks, print). The paper shouldn’t be bigger than size A3 (300×420 mm). Don’t forget to glue the completed form with your personal data that you find on web page Herman’s Gallery on the reverse side of your art piece. Each participant can contribute one piece of art; each school, mentor or parent up to five.

The received artworks which will correspond to the topic and will be properly equipped with data form will be classified into two age groups:

6-9 years or 10-12 years

The competition starts on 1 September 2021 and you have time to send your artwork on our address until 31 January 2022.

Award

For each age group we will grant 10 awards and 50 special recognition awards, while every participant will also receive an electronic certificate attesting that they participated in the international competition. The results of the competition will be announced on 1 June 2022, and will be published on the website of the Museum of Recent History Celje. All mentors and parents will be informed about results by e-mail.

All awarded artworks will be exhibited in the Children’s Museum Herman’s Den. If your artwork will be awarded, we will notify you by e-mail. You will receive an electronic diploma, a gift with the motive of Herman the Fox, the mascot of the Children’s Museum “Herman’s Den”, and an illustration of Herman the Fox, made by a Slovenian illustrator Jelka Reichman, with your name on it, which you will be able to print. We will add the winning artworks to the museum’s collection Herman’s Gallery; they will also be published on the website of the Museum of Recent History Celje.

If you receive a special recognition award, we will send you an electronic diploma and an illustration of Herman the Fox, made by a Slovenian illustrator Jelka Reichman, with your name on it, which you will be able to print out.

The artworks you send us will not be returned. They will be used by the Museum of Recent History Celje for its own exhibitions and publications, and with the purpose of promoting the Children’s Museum Herman’s Den. The winning artworks will be added to the museum
collection of Herman’s Gallery. The data concerning the participants of the international competition will be stored for inventory purposes and to be able to notify them of the course of the competition.

Please, send your artwork to the following address:

Muzej novejše zgodovine Celje
Prešernova ulica 17
SI-3000 Celje
Slovenia
FAO “Hermanova Galerija”

You can find out more about the competition on the website of the Museum of Recent History Celje or by sending an e-mail to the following e-mail address: hermanova.galerija@mnzc.si.

Form with your personal data (click!).

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