Wednesday, May 11, 2016, the doors of the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris have opened for awards in the International Contest of children’s drawings « Draw me Peace ». The contest, organized by two international associations, » Club de Chance » and » Institute Nenuphar », was announced in January 2016 and lasted for three months. During this time, the designs have come from different countries of the world on the themes of peace, solidarity and humanity.
Reportage of FDM TV on the Final of the Contest in the French Senate
Members of the international jury of 2016:
- Jean-Michel Verger – president of the jury, art collector, gallery owner (France)
- Irina Belaye – coordinator of the jury, painter, sculptor, photographer (France, Estonia)
- Claude Moskalenko – painter (France)
- Sarah Jadui – painter (France, Tunisia)
- Francis Mbella – painter (France, Cameroon) .
The jury evaluated the work in three age categories: children from 4 to 7 years ( « Peace nestlings »), children from 8 to 12 years and adolescents from 13 to 16 ans.
In total, the project involved more than 300 children from 16 countries: Armenia, Belarus, China, USA, Georgia, Estonia, France, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Nigeria, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine.
The largest number of medals and diplomas was handed over to China, Russia and Georgia.
Georgia sent to Paris the winner of the national semifinal Saskia Annelor Buhr, she came with her family. Russia was represented by the winner Olga Komarovskaya and Estonia by Victoria Andreeva. Several finalists in Paris and the Parisian region attended the ceremony. All winners received medals, diplomas and gifts from organizers and the jury. Among the French schools, we received « Ivetik », Joliot-Curie, art center « Surprise » and many others. All schools and organizations – participants of the competition received a catalog, displaying the 50 best works of children – winners in 2016.
Among the guests of honor at the ceremony was present Mrs. Senator Aline Archimbaud, who personally congratulated the children, their parents, guests and organizers for taking this important initiative: to promote the ideas of peace and peaceful coexistence between adults and children through the prism of the children’s imagination by the artistic figure, by means of paint, brushes and pencils.
After the official ceremony in the Senate, the guests of the event were invited to the concert, which took place in the hall of the French Federation of UNESCO with the participation of artists from England, Israel, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine in the framework of « We wish you peace and happiness! »
The project allowed of us, children and adults, to express our commitment to the ideas of peace in today’s world, that is not always filled with the best intentions.
Today our main task is to organize exhibitions in various parts of the world. We hope that next year our initiative will attract other countries and organizations to share with us the vision of a peaceful world.
Marina Vasilyeva – Vice President of the International NGO « Club of Chance »
The 50 International winners and their drawings
|Category (4-7 y.o.)|
|Abudula Ayizeba||5 years||Turpan||China|
|Hassanzadah Sam Leo||4 years||Lucinges||France|
|Luzhnykh Marta||6 years||Paris||France|
|Magret Sofiya||7 years||Paris||France|
|Mishkina Serafima||7 years||Glasov||Russia|
|Sipahi Mina||7 years||Tbilisi||Georgia|
|Strutinskaya Anastasia||7 years||Kharkov||Ukraine|
|Subani Kuerbanjiang||6 years||Atushi||China|
|Usenashvili Taso||4 years||Tbilisi||Georgia|
|Zibi Lina||7 years||Anthony||France|
|Category (8-12 y.o.)|
|Ailifeire Maimaitiming||11 years||Urumchi||China|
|Aisima Abuduwaili||9 years||Atush||China|
|Aliyimure Abudureyimu||9 years||Urumchi||China|
|Andrejeva Viktoria||12 years||Tallinn||Estonia|
|Ansaer Kama li Ding||11 years||Xinjiang||China|
|Areziguli Yimamu||12 years||Urumchi||China|
|Cortial Antoine||12 years||Bures-sur-Yvette||France|
|Kailibinuer Abudoukadeer||11 years||Urumchi||China|
|Kil Vlada||11 years||Yessentuki||Russia|
|Londaridze Tamar||8 years||Tbilisi||Georgia|
|Manzire Parenati||10 years||Atush||China|
|Mubina Alimujiang||11 years||Urumchi||China|
|Papin-Paktoris Efim||10 years||Bures-sur-Yvette||France|
|Polianskaia Vlada||10 years||Yessentuki||Russia|
|Ryabova Nastya||12 years||Saint Petersburg, Kolpino||Russia|
|Sadi re ding Sai pi Ding||10 years||Atush||China|
|Semenov Timour||8 years||Paris||France|
|Sisoeva Irina||11 years||Yessentuki||Russia|
|Zuli Yar Yisilamu||9 years||Atush||China|
|Zulitumar Muhetar||9 years||Atush||China|
|Category (13-16 y.o.)|
|Botirov Shoxrux||15 years||Shahrisabz||Uzbekistan|
|Botchoidze Gvantsa||15 years||Tbilisi||Georgia|
|Buerjiaer Wumaier||15 years||Urumchi||China|
|Chichikova Anastasia||13 years||Saint Petersburg, Kolpino||Russia|
|Chivadze Elene||13 years||Tbilisi||Georgia|
|Dombrovskaya Ani||15 years||Tbilisi||Georgia|
|Diakonova Polina||13 years||Glasov||Russia|
|Kapustina Olga||15 years||Bishkek||Kyrgyzstan|
|Komarovskaia Olga||14 years||Yessentuki||Russia|
|Kutluk Jurat||14 years||Xinjiang||China|
|Leu Arina||14 years||Bendery||Pridnestrovie|
|Mackevitch Konstantin||13 years||Yessentuki||Russia|
|Magata Japaridze||15 years||Mestia||Georgia|
|Nueraminai Yakupu||13 years||Urumchi||China|
|Podtichenco Angelina||13 years||Yessentuki||Russia|
|Subbotin Aleksandr||14 years||Bendery||Pridnestrovie|
|Ulinetc Anna-Maria||14 years||Balakleya||Ukraine|
|Vasiliev Danil||15 years||Kharkov||Ukraine|
|Xiahenazi Yisilamu||13 years||Atush||China|
|Yuresko Elizaveta||16 years||Bendery||Pridnestrovie|