The Baku Book Center on February 1 announced the start of “Novruzum” children's drawing and tale competition. Children aged 5 to 14 years were invited to participate in the competition and submit their drawings (one drawing per participant) and fairy tales dedicated to Novruz holiday until March 1 to the Baku Book Center.
During this time, we have received more than 250 drawings and more than 20 fairy tales. In their works, the children managed to convey all the sunny, bright colors, customs and traditions of the warm, bright and well-loved holiday marking the coming of Spring - Novruz!
The jury of the contest, which included famous artists, writers and artists, on March 13 got acquainted with all the works submitted for the competition, and determined the winners in four age categories.
The final exhibition and award ceremony will be held on March 19.
The jury included:
Artist Rashad Mehdiyev
Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Khayyam Abdinov
Head of the Fund of the Museum of Modern Art Rena Ibazade-Mamedova
Director of the Carpet Museum Shirin Melikova
Director of the Department of the Heydar Aliyev Center Mahabbat Mehdiyev
Honored Artist Bahram Bagirzade
Architect Laman Rzayeva
Secretary of the Writers' Union of Azerbaijan, writer Ilgar Fahmi
Head of Children's Literature Department of Azerbaijan’s Writers Union, poet Gasham Najafzade
Director of the Baku Book Center, writer Gunel Rzayeva