KOSCIUSZKO BICENTENARY INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
We are glad to inform that Kosciuszko Heritage Inc. in Sydney, together with the Committee of the Kosciuszko Mound in Krakow, Kosciuszko Foundation in New York and the Polish Kosciuszko Foundation in Warsaw, announced an international competition in music, literature and graphic arts in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the passing of Tadeusz Kosciuszko.
The winning works will be exhibited in Australia and other countries in 2017, proclaimed by the Polish Parliament as the Year of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, which is being held in association with UNESCO.
The competition will close on 31st July 2017 and the results will be revealed on a gala event on 3rd October. The competition is divided into two age categories: adults and high school students (aged 12 to 18). Each participant may submit up to 3 works (each on a separate Entry Form) which describe 3 different episodes of Tadeusz Kosciuszko's life:
•Music competition for original songs or musical compositions (e.g. elegies, hymns, ballads, melorecitations, raps or satires) in English or Polish.
•Graphic arts competition for portraits, paintings, genre scenes, sketches, cartoons, caricatures, collages, memes, logos and posters - all in digital form.
•Literature competition for original stories and poems in English or Polish, of max. 1000 words
A recommended bibliography, topical iconography, as well as a list of suggested topics and links to competition background notes, are available on the official website:
The creators of the best works will receive a commemorative DVD that will be distributed to important media outlets and to Polish community organizations and clubs around the world; all winning works will be published on the internet.
Contact: Competition Coordinator
Full text of Competition Guidelines and Entry Form can be found on:
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