7 February 2017
Take part in the 2017 Australian Celebrations of the Polish Parliament proclaimed and UNESCO sanctioned “KOSCIUSZKO BICENTENNIAL”, honouring the 200th Anniversary of Thaddeus Kosciuszko’s passing.
Kosciuszko Heritage Inc (Sydney) together with The Kosciuszko Mound Committee (Krakow), The Kosciuszko Foundation (New York) and The Polish Kosciuszko Foundation (Warsaw), in honour of A Friend of Humanity, announces an international competition with more than AUD $10,000 in prize money is on offer!
The competition consists of three categories:
1. MUSIC - for previously unpublished songs or musical compositions (e.g. elegies, hymns, ballads, melorecitations, raps or satires) in English or Polish.
2. GRAPHIC ARTS - for original portraits, paintings, genre scenes, sketches, cartoons, caricatures, collages, memes, logos and posters – all in digital form.
3. LITERATURE - for original stories and poems in English or Polish (1000 words or less).
A recommended bibliography, topical iconography along with a list of suggested topics and links to competition background notes, are available on the official website www.kosciuszkoheritage.com/200/en_competition.html
The competition is open to individuals in two age categories: adults and high school students (aged 12 to 18). Each entrant may submit up to 3 works, each with a separate Entry Form, under the condition that they depict 3 different episodes of Kosciuszko’s life.
The competition opens on February 4, 2017 (Kosciuszko’s birthday) and will close on July 31, 2017.
The results will be revealed in Sydney on October 3, 2017 during a gala event.
The authors of the best works will receive a commemorative DVD, comprising a selection of the submitted works. The commemorative DVD will also be distributed to relevant media outlets and to Polish community organizations and clubs around the world. All winning works will be published on the internet.
Special awards: “First past the post”. The online magazine Puls Polonii will publish the first quality work submitted in the category of music, graphic arts or literature.
The People’s Choice Award. Graphic works submitted between March 1 and May 30, 2017 will be exhibited in Polish Clubs around Australia, and will compete for the People’s Choice Award.
An International Jury Panel of 14 experts has been assembled from Poland, Australia and USA. The Panel is chaired by Prof. Alex Storozynski (U.S.A.), author of the book about Kosciuszko The Peasant Prince, a Pulitzer Prize winner; President Emeritus & Chairman of the Board of The Kosciuszko Foundation, and Polish Chair of the Central European Institute at Quinnipiac University.
Contact: Competition Coordinator
Full text of Competition Guidelines and Entry Form can be found on www.kosciuszkoheritage.com/200
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