Art for children in need!

Charity initiative on the occasion of the International Children's Book Day

 

For second consecutive year the Foundation "St. St. Constantine

and Helena" mark 2nd April - the International Children's Book

Day and the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen. The charity

initiative is supported by the Municipality of Varna, Department of

"Education, youth and sport activities," Regional educational

inspectorate - Varna, MSAT Cable, Mall Varna and the newest

place for art and culture - Graffit Gallery.

 

The initiative is extremely important for us because we would like

to contribute to the development of the talent, imagination,

creativity and uniqueness of children, but also to help kids who

are disadvantaged - not only to improve the living conditions of

the institutions where they live, but also providing books and

materials for creative art.

 

This year the initiative will commence on 2nd April and will end up

on the eve of the feast of Slavonic script and culture, will be

conducted in several stages:

 

1. Citywide campaign for collecting old children's books "Donate

children's books - create magic." Donated books are intended for

the creation of a special magic - that of supporting homes for

children deprived of parental care "Drugarche" and "Princess

Nadezhda" as well as assisting the boarding school "St. St. Cyril

and Methodius "in Krivnya municipality, Provadia region. Anyone

from Varna who is willing to donate old books for children can do

so from 2nd April until 12th May 2011 at the offices of MSAT

Cable and "Information" center at Mall Varna. On May 14, 2011

from 10.30 until 17 00 center at Graffit Gallery will be held a

charity auction. The funds raised by the auction are intended to

three kids institutions, and the books which are not sold out will

be transferred to their library funds. The charity sale on May 14 in

Graffit Gallery will be accompanied by an unique children's party -

specifically developed for the occasion by play of the original fairy

tales of Andersen of theatre "Cricket", kids' favourite Bro Ice, and

also magic drawing contest and awarding winners in competition

for writing a fairy tale.

 

2. Incorporated in the National Reading Marathon - the march of

the books. The initiative of our partners from the bookstores'

chain Chiron 3000 ", National reading marathon will enter into the

homes for children deprived of parental care" Drugarche "and"

Princess Nadezhda "as well as auxiliary boarding school" St. St.

Cyril and Methodius "in Krivnya. From 8 to 15 April will be read off

their favorites stories, and the libraries of the three institutions will

be filled with new books from "Chiron 3000", according to the age

of the children.

 

3. The competition of writing a fairy tale
It will be held from 2nd April untill 2nd May 2011, students from Vth up to VIIIth grade from schools of Varna's schools are welcome to take part. For a month they could be able to create their magical story, as for its beginning they have to use the end of Andersen's "Ugly Duck". All submitted materials will be evaluated by two independent experts - Petyo Todorov - Senior Bulgarian language and literature in RIO - Varna and Kalina Simeonova- Bulgarian language and literature teacher II-nd high school "Neophyte Bozveli", within the period 3d - 12th May. Winners will be announced at a children's celebration on 14th May in Graffit Gallery.

 

4. Competition for magic drawing
There may take part children from Vth class I up to IV of Varna schools. It will be held on 14th May 2011 from 11:00 to Graffit Gallery. All willing to participate will draw on a topic once again related to Andersen's fairy tale " IIthe Ugly Duck." Young artists will be assisted by the master painted fairy tales Bate Ico, who will set the drawing subject, using special prepared performance.

Awards: Special Award from the Mayor of Varna and an award from "St. St. Constantine and Helena "will be diven to the winners of both competitions. Fairy tales and drawings, which are ranked first, second and third place will be posted on the page" the Kid "part of newspaper " Black Sea "in three consecutive weeks.
I. Regulations
Competition for creation of a fairy tale in the honor of 2nd April - the World Day of Children's Book and the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen
From 2nd April until 2 May 2011 г.
Organizer: Foundation "St. St. Constantine and Helena "
in cooperation with:
Varna Municipality, Directorate "Education, youth and sport"
Regional Inspectorate on Education – Varna

Age Group:
In the competition may participate pupils from from Vth up to VIIIth class (including) from all schools in Varna
Duration of the competition:
From 2nd April until 2 May 2011 - writing and submitting of fairy tales.
From 3th May 3 up to 13t May , 2011 - assessment from the jury
14th May, 2011, 13.30 h, Graffit Gallery - The awarding ceremony of the winners for the fairy tale magic drawing competition for children and celebration with Bate Itso for all children.
Send your stories by 2nd May 2011 (Friday) address is: prikazka@foundation.bg


Awards: Fairy tales, that qualifies on the first, second and third place will be published on the page "Kid" part of the newspaper "Black Sea". The winners in both competitions will be awarded a special prize from the Mayor of Varna and award from "St. St. Constantine and Helena." Gifts will be given as well from partners of the initiative.
Awards: The Tales, that qualifies on first, second and third place will be published on page "Kid" of the newspaper "Black Sea". The winners in both competitions will a special price will be given from the Mayor of Varna and the prize of the "St. St. Constantine and Helena.”Gifts will be given from partners of the initiative.


Assignment for the competition to write a fairy tale:
Dear children,
In every one of you lies a little more magical storyteller. Now you can write your story, as a beginning you have to use the end of the Andersen's "Ugly Duck". Use your imagination!


It is unfortunate to be born among the ducks, if only hatch out of a swan egg.
Now the young swan thought with joy what he has experienced. Thanks to them he could assess his present happiness and all the magnificence that is surrounded. And the big swans were swimming around him and caressing him with their beaks. At that moment several children came: they threw bread into the water and grains, and the youngest of them said:
- Look, a new swan!
- Yes, new swan came! - the rest were happy and clapped their hands, began to jump with joy, then they ran to their father and mother, come back with bread and sweets, which they threw into the water, and shouted at one voice:
- The new swan is the most beautiful of all! He is so young and so pretty! And the old swans bowed their heads in front of him.
Then he was ashamed and put his head under his wing He himself did not know what to do, he was very happy, but could not be proud, because good heart knows no pride. He was thinking how they persecuted and laughed him, and now all call him the most beautiful out of all wonderful birds. Even the elder tree branches bowed his right in front of him, and the sun shone so warm and nice! Then he waved his wings, stretched his slender neck and shouted, dizzy delighted:
- Yes, haven't dreamed about so much luck dream when I was still an ugly duck!

II. Regulation
Competition for a fairy tale in the honor of 2nd April - International Children's Book Day and birthday of Hans Christian Andersen
14th May 2011
Organizer: Foundation "St. St. Konstantin and Helena "
with the support of:
Varna Municipality, Directorate "Education, youth and sport"
Regional Inspectorate on Education – Varna
Topic: "The Ugly Duck"
Age Group:
The competition is open for students to participate from I to IV (including) from all schools of Varna
Duration and deadlines of the of competition:
14th May 2011, 11.00 h. to 13:00 h. Graffit Gallery
Rewards: 14th May 2011, 13,30 h., Graphite Gallery
Awards: The drawings, which are qualified on first, second and third place will be published on the page "Kid" of the newspaper "Black Sea" There will be a special award from the Mayor of Varna Municipality. Gifts will be given from the partners of the initiative, too.
"The Ugly Duck" is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, written in July 1842 in which the author describes the main periods of his own life.
Program for conducting Children's holiday.

May 14, 2011, Graffit Gallery
11:00 – 11:30 am Opening, presentation of the play of Shturche Theater and set a theme for the contest magic drawing.
11:30 – 13:00 h. Painting a fairy tale - involving all children who show up to the contest.
13:00 – 13:30 h. Assessment of the jury and the the participation of Bate Itso.
13:30 h. Awarding the winners in both competitions.
10:30 – 17:00 h. Stand for charity auction of children's books.