Samokov, Bulgaria: The Municipality of Samokov invites all children aged 4 to 15 to participate in the National Children’s Drawing Competition as part of the annual National Fine Arts Award “Zakhariy Zograf”.
Organizers provide the opportunity for kids to express their creativity, improvise with different visual materials and create their works without having a predefined theme for their drawings.
The National Children’s Drawing Competition is organized as part of the annual Zachary Zograf National Prize for Fine Arts in order to give children and students a chance for expression and to learn more about Samokovski drawings.
The Zachary Zograf National Award is one of the country’s most prestigious painting awards. For the Bulgarian artist, the Award is not only a measure of the highest creative achievements but an opportunity for proportionality with lasting and enduring spiritual truths.
An award that marks the road, problems and excitement of several generations of Bulgarian artists. The Award was established in 1972. The first winner of the Award was academician Svetlin Rusev, who was presented in 1973.
Over the years, the children’s National Award competition has become an established forum for children and pupils’ creativity and has enjoyed widespread popularity nationwide. The contest is an individual. Children and students from 4 to 15 years old can participate in it, divided into three groups:
First group – from 4 to 6 years old;
Second group – from 7 to 10 years old;
Third group – from 11 to 15 years old.
There is a first, second and third prize in each of these groups. Two more awards are up for grabs: the Special Award of Samokov Municipality and the Union of Bulgarian Artists Award.
According to the status of the children’s competition, qualified participants receive cash prizes, depending on the place and special certificates. Rankers receive their awards during the Zachary Zograf National Award Ceremony, to be held in October 2023.
Award-winning paintings are exhibited at the Prof. Art Gallery Vasil Zakhariyev” – gr—Samokov, where the artist’s exhibition is – the winner of the Zahariy Zograf Award.
On the back of each drawing, the following information should be noted:
– the three names of the author;
– school, school, teacher;
-address of the author or school;
– phone for contact.
Send the pictures to:
Gr. Samokov – 2000