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About the competition
The international competition of children's painting and drawing, ”Emotions”, aims to create
conditions for identifying the creative potential of children and asserting it through an exhibition
of the best works in the Art Nika gallery.
The aim of the competition is to develop children's minds through artistic means, cultivating an
understanding of their character, actions, interaction with friends and parents, and the world
around them.

Dear friends,

This spring, Art Gallery Nika held an international Young Artists Competition for the first time. It's time to take stock. These results are very inspiring for us.

The theme of the contest was "Emotions". The participants were young talents between the ages of 8 and 18. The works in the Drawing and Painting categories were accepted for consideration. The results were summed up by a respected jury, which selected the winner for each of the nominations in each age group (from 8 to 10 years old, from 11 to 13 years old, 14-15 years old and from 16 to 18 years old). The contestants showed high activity and great interest in the event. We even had to extend the deadline for the provision of works for half a month to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

By April 30, we had received more than 180 works from young artists from various educational institutions and various countries for the competition. We express our sincere gratitude to all participants.

From May 1 to May 15, our esteemed jury worked to determine the winners. As a first step, the jury selected those works that made it to the second round of the competition. This short list includes the works of 54 participants. The main winners are currently being determined from among them.


The names of the winners will be presented at a ceremony on June 1, 2024.


In addition, we asked the friends of our gallery to mark the works they liked the most.

The winners will receive memorable prizes and gifts from the organizers of the competition. But the main gift to all the young artists who passed the second round is participation in the exhibition. Their works will be exhibited at Art Gallery NIKA on the day of the summing up. The nominees of the gallery's friends will also receive this honor. And the works of the winners will be exhibited in the gallery until June 10, they will also be available for purchase by all interested art lovers.

We would like to express special gratitude to the members of the jury. It consisted of:

- Iwona Malewicz, granddaughter and spiritual heiress of Kazimir Malevich, official representative of the Malevicz family, initiator and organizer of many cultural events.

- Walter Francia is the artistic director of the NAVE 91 Gallery (Archidona), curator of numerous exhibitions.

- Manuel Callejón is the head of El Ateneo de Málaga, one of the most important cultural and artistic heritage promotion centers in Malaga.

Competition artworks

Acceptance of works has been extended until April 30 2024

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Terms and conditions of participation in the Competition

Children from 8 to 18 years old are invited to participate in the Competition.
Applications for participation in the competition are submitted by educational institutions or
individually — no more than 1 work from a participant. Collective works are not accepted for the
competition. All works must be original and authentic.

Age groups of the contest participants:
The competition is held for participants of the following age groups:
First group (preschool): 8-10 years old;
Second group: 11-13 years old;
The third group: 14-15 years old;
The fourth group: 16-18 years old.

The Competition theme:
The main theme of the Contest is "Emotions".
Emotions are a powerful and universal language that we use to interact in the world. It is often
difficult for us to express emotions in words, and this is where art comes into its own. Artists,
using various artistic techniques and styles, are able to convey the full range of experiences,
creating works that can speak without words.

We invite young artists to submit their works to the Competition, which will reflect the emotional
world and at the same time evoke a variety of feelings in the audience. Whether it's lyrical
melancholy, cheeky fun, tremulous tenderness or a storm of passion — each work should have
its own unique shade of emotion, enriching the gallery space and giving the audience a unique

Technical requirements:
The work submitted for the Competition can be performed in one of the following techniques:
Drawing (pencil, charcoal).
Painting (watercolor, gouache, acrylic, oil, mixed media).
The works can be done on paper or canvas. The size of each side should not exceed 80 cm.
The works submitted for the Competition must correspond to the stated topic, be made in one of
the listed techniques and meet the format requirements.
Applications that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted for the Competition.

The stages of the Competition in 2024:
The first stage
March 1 - April 15 — April 2024. Submission of applications for participation in the Competition
online on the Art Nika gallery page as a JPG/JPEG file with maximum quality
and minimum compression ratio.

The second stage
April 15 — May 1, 2024. Competition jury decision period.

The third stage
May 1 – May 15, 2024. Announcement of the 20 winners of the preliminary round. Acceptance
of works at: Art Gallery Nika, Calle Pacifico 3, 29004, Malaga, Spain. Schedule: Tue.-Fri.
16.00-20.00, Sat.-Sun. 12.00-20.00

The fourth stage
June 1, 2024. Announcement of the winners of the Competition.

The fifth stage
June 1 – June 10, 2024. Conducting an exhibition showcasing the competition artworks
available for sale in the Art Nika gallery.

The sixth stage
June 11 – June 17, 2024. Distribution of works by the participants of the exhibition.

Acceptance of works that have passed the preliminary selection for the

All works must be signed, signatures or initials must be placed on the front side of the work in
one of the two lower corners.
The reverse side of each work should be marked with the name and age of the author, his
country and city, the name of the work, and the technique used.
All works without a signature and marking will be automatically disqualified.

To register as a participant, you must fill out the registration form on the gallery's website.
Registration forms must be printed and delivered (sent) along with the works.
For the subsequent return of the works and/or receipt of the original diplomas, this information
must be reflected in the registration form, for return delivery it is necessary to send a USPS,
UPS, DHL or FedEx label to the address of the competition. You can mail the label at any time
before April 30, 2024.
Delivery and collection of original works are not paid by the organizers of the competition. The
organizers are not responsible for any damage to the works.

Competitive evaluation of works:
The works are evaluated by an international jury consisting of: Walter Francia, Manuel Sallejon,
Ivona Malevich.
The jury has the right to award individual prizes or not. The jury's decision is final and cannot be

Awards and prizes:
All participants of the competition will receive diplomas in electronic form for their portfolio.
The winners will receive diplomas and prizes. The opportunity to exhibit your works and put
them on sale at the Art Nika gallery from June 1 to June 10.

Criteria for evaluating competitive works:
The main criteria for evaluating works are adherence with the Competition’s theme, originality of
the creative concept and the execution, independence of execution, quality of the work’s
execution (composition, color or graphic decision, design).

La Galería de Arte Nika es un nuevo espacio de arte ubicado en Málaga, justo en la orilla del mar. Las salas están perfectamente diseñadas para exhibir diferentes objetos de arte y objetos de decoración artesanos.

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