The Association of Mongolian Artists (AMA) announced to hold Children’s World-2016 nationwide art competition for children ages six to 18. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, National Center for Children, TV-1 channel, Bolor Fund, Bold LLC, Mungun Boroo toy store, National Society of Fine Art Collectors NGO, and Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery are co-organizing the competition. Children’s World-2016 aims to discover creative and talented children, motivate them to create arts, and increase their sense of pride and love for nature, their country and family. The competition is organized every two years in three age categories: six to nine, 10 to 14, and 15 to 18. The AMA will receive submissions until May 1. A total of 80 artworks will be selected to be exhibited at the Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery on June 1. The artists can use watercolors, pastels, color pencils and gouache on an A2 sized canvas. Contestants may only submit one art work for the competition. The artworks are to display originality and any plagiarism or help from others will warrant disqualification. Participants are to include an 6x9 sized profile picture with their application. The organizers said that the submissions will not be returned. The Grand Prix prize winner will receive 300,000 MNT in cash prize, two artworks will receive 2nd place and 200,000 MNT, three will be given 3rd places and 100,000 MNT in award. A total of 20 students will be awarded special prizes. Winners of the first three places will be granted a right to take part in international children’s art competitions. They will also be granted a “Talent” gold medal, a right to stay at Nairamdal International Children’s Camp, and a tour of the Parliament House. Winners of the 15 to 18 years of age category will be offered a place at the Fine Arts College of the Mongolian State University of Education and the Fine Arts Institute of the State University of Arts and Culture. Submissions can be sent to the AMA’s address: Sukhbaatar District, 8th khoroo, 11th microdistrict, Apartment Building No.43-313. For more information, contact 70130313.
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