— to draw attention to the legacy of Gianni Rodari in general and on the occasion of his 100th Anniversary
— to support beginner artists
— to facilitate the cultural exchange between Russia and Italy
— to put a spin on the Rodari phenomenon for the modern generation by virtue of a newly illustrated edition in 2021
— to remember and reveal new edges of Gianni Rodari’s talent to a broader audience
— to go back to the well-known and beloved characters
The jury has announced winners of the first stage of the competition
550 artists from Russia and the CIS countries, from Italy, including from Rome, Florence, Milan, Palermo, Puglia, as well as from Spain, Venezuela, Mexico, the Netherlands and Nicaragua, which offered their versions of the characters of the tale "The Adventures of Cipollino" in the style of the Russian avant-garde. All works were performed at a high professional level and the jury had a hard job determining the winners. The choice was so difficult that the number of finalists was expanded! Thus 11 participants entered the second stage of the competition and not 10 as was originally planned.
We thank everyone who took part in the competition! Your talent, inspiration and attitude give us sincere admiration and we wish you more creative experiments, discoveries and victories! We hope to see you among the illustrators of new books addressed to children and adults.
The second stage of the competition has begun - the participants will have to create the image of Cipollino - the hero of Gianni Rodari's fairy tale "The Adventures of Cipollino". The author of the winning work will be the illustrator of the new edition of the Italian writer 's work.
The dates of the 2nd stage of the competition are April 22-July 5
President of Eksmo-AST Publishing HoldingControlling shareholder and president of the Eksmo-AST publishing group
Director of Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan)James M. Bradburne is an Anglo-Canadian architect, designer and museologist who has designed world expo pavilions, science parks and international art exhibitions. He was educated in Canada and in England, graduating in architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and receiving his doctorate in museology from the University of Amsterdam. Over the past thirty years he has produced exhibitions and organized research projects and conferences for UNESCO, national governments, private foundations and museums in many parts of the world. From 2006 until March 2015 was the director general of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, and since October 2015 is Director General of the Pinacoteca di Brera and the Biblioteca Braidense. He is also one of the founders of Circles Squared, an American non-profit foundation dedicated to educational innovation as a means of transforming museum management.
Publisher, Owner of Francesco Brioschi EditoreFrancesco Brioschi has been Professor of Mathematics and Finance at the Politecnico of Milano. Presently he is retired and has been nominated Professore Emerito. He is head of the Francesco Brioschi Editore, a quickly growing publishing house which is active in many areas and is a leader in the field of books for children.
Italy's Consul General in MoscowFrancesco Forte was born on June 12, 1971 in Brindisi. Graduated from the University of Trieste in 1997, Faculty of International and Diplomatic Relations.
French children’s artist and writer, author of children’s booksArtist, children's book author, comic book artist, performer, illustrator, Herve Tulle - that's all and more. Since 1994, he has written over 80 books, which have been translated over than 30 languages and published worldwide. He is also known for organizing large-scale interactive workshops with the participation of up to 1000 people, which take place in various libraries, schools, art centers and museums around the world. Born in 1958 in France, having studied fine and decorative arts, Herve Tulle worked for ten years art director for various French advertising agencies. In 1991 he began his career as a freelance illustrator, working with many international magazines and newspapers, collaborating with worldwide well-known fashion brands (Hermès, Petit Bateau and Issey Miyake) or illustrating cookbooks, with his wife Marie-Odile Briet, or the Michelin star (Guy Martin).
Czech children’s author, illustrator, animatorPETER SIS-artist, author and filmmaker-born in Brno-Czech Republic now lives and works in New York City area. He has created award winning animated shorts, posters, murals, tapestries and public art. He has written and illustrated number of books for children and adults, including three Caldecott Honor books: Starry Messenger-Galileo Galilei, Tibet Through the Red Box and Thew Wall-Growing Up Behind Iron Curtain. He is a recipient of 2003 MacArthur Fellowship and 2012 Hans Christian medal for illustration. His art has been exhibited around the world.
Director General of the Russian State LibraryVadim Duda - General Director of the Russian State Library.
Soviet and Russian artist/illustratorAnastasia Arkhipova was born in Moscow. Her grandfather and father were book illustrators, so from the early childhood she started drawing, and it remained for her the most important and interesting thing to do when she had to choose her future profession. She started illustrating her first books when she was still a student in the Surikov academy of fine arts in Moscow, and after graduating she continued working with Russian publishing houses. Already at that time she illustrated some H.C.Andersen tales and this author remains one of her favorites until now.
Director of Children’s Literature Department, Eksmo
Advisor to the Director General of the Library for Foreign Literature named after M.RudominoWas born on 05/02/1963 in Moscow.
Artist/IllustratorOlga Monina is an illustrator. She was born in Moscow in 1960 in a family of artists. Graduated from the Moscow Polygraphic Institute in 1982. As an illustrator he cooperates with Russian and foreign publishing houses. Author of illustrations for 20 books. Multiple winner of Russian book art competitions. Participates in exhibitions in Russia and abroad.
Chief Editor of the web-site ‘godliteratury.ru’, book reviewer, literary translatorMikhail Vizel is the chief editor of the portal GodLiterature.RF, book reviewer, literary translator. Including - the translator of five books Rodari. with one of which he entered the short-list of the "Master" translation award.
the Director of the Russian State Children’s LibraryVedenyapina Maria Alexandrovna - Director of the Russian State Children's Library.
Director of the Italian Institute of Culture in MoscowDaniela Rizzi is a researcher of the history of Russian literary and artistic culture of the 19th-20th centuries, professor of Slavic studies at the Ca’Foscari University of Venice, author of numerous works on Russian literature, interpreter of O.E. Mandelstam.
1.1. Name of the contest: ‘The Adventures of Chipollino in the Land of Avant-garde’ (hereinafter – ‘the Contest)
1.2. The Contest objectives:
–– to improve creative abilities of the audience, popularize reading, draw attention to the legacy of Gianni Rodari in general and on the occasion of his 100th Anniversary, give incentive to talented artists and present them to the general public.
1.3. The Contest is held by Limited Liability Company Eksmo Publishing House, Taxpayer Identification Number 7708188426, registered at: 123308, Moscow, Zorge str. 1, block 1, 20th floor, office 2013 (hereinafter – ‘the Organizer’).
1.4. Partners of the Contest – Francesco Brioschi Editore (Milan), Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan), Edizioni Publishing House.
2.1. The Contestants are students of specialized universities and beginner artists, professional artists who have performed the actions established in clause 3.1. of these Rules, who meet the conditions set forth in these Rules.
2.2. A Professional Artist is an artist whose works have been previously published in printed media (books, magazines, etc.).
2.3. Announcement of the Contest – public notification about the Contest on the website located on the Internet at the address: https://eksmo.ru/100rodari
2.4. The Prize Holders are the Contestants who have the right to receive any of the Prizes specified in paragraph 4 of these Rules.
2.5. The Contestant’s Creative Work is an original illustration created using the Contestant's creative abilities, also hereinafter referred to as Illustration.
3.1. The Contest is held in 2 (two stages):
3.1.1. In order to become a Contestant and apply for one of the prizes of the Contest, you must upload your work to the website https://eksmo.ru/100rodari by 23 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds of February 12, 2021, an illustration depicting any character from ‘The Adventures of Cipollino’ in the style of the Soviet avant-garde of the 1920s;
3.1.2. The Jury shall select 10 (ten) Contestants who submitted their Illustrations that meet the selection criteria (3 persons – students of specialized universities and beginner artists, 7 persons – professional artists).
3.1.3. Publication of the Jury's decision on the website (long list) by 23 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds of March 12, 2021.
3.1.4. On Stage 2, 10 (ten) Contestants selected by the Jury in accordance with clause 3.1.2. of these Rules, create and upload to the website https://eksmo.ru/100rodari by 23 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds of April 29, 2021 their illustrations of Cipollino in the style of the Soviet avant-garde of the 1920s.
3.1.5 The Jury will select 1 (one) winner.
3.1.6. Publication of the Jury's decision on the website – by 23 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds of May 19, 2021.
3.2. The general term of the Contest is from November 23, 2020 until May 19, 2021. The general term of the Contest specified in this paragraph includes the time required for the Contestants to create their Illustrations, and for the Jury to decide the winner of the Contest.
3.3. The results of the Contest shall be published on the website https://eksmo.ru/100rodari.
3.4. The Organizer awards the Prizes no later than May 19, 2022 (inclusive).
3.5. The Organizer contacts the winners by e-mail or by phone, however shall the winner not answer within three days after the notification has been made by the Organizer, the right to receive the prize passes to another contestant.
4.1. The right to submit Illustrations to the Contest belongs exclusively to the author(s) of the Illustration(s). Anonymous illustrations will not be accepted for consideration. In case of using a pseudonym, the Contestant informs the Organizer of his name in accordance with his passport, specifying it in his e-mail message.
4.2. Each Contestant may submit up to 3 (three) Illustrations to the Contest.
4.3. There are no restrictions by age, citizenship, place of residence.
4.4. The Organizer of the Contest allows to submit Illustrations made in co-authorship. In this case, all co-authors must be indicated in the application.
5.1. Technical requirements for illustrations:
Format: .jpeg or .png
File size: up to 10 MB.
5.2. Only original illustrations, previously unpublished, shall be submitted to the Contest.
5.3. The applicant shall be the rightful owner of the illustration submitted to the Contest.
5.4. The Contestant guarantees that until the end of this Contest their will not transfer the exclusive rights to the illustration to another person and reserves the Organizer's priority right to conclude an agreement with the Contestant. If the Contestant has entered into an agreement for publication of his Illustration during the term of the Contest with another person, he shall immediately notify EKSMO Publishing House LLC about the contract and withdraw the Illustration from the Contest. The Organizer has the right to exclude the Illustrations from the Contest if they are being negotiated or contracted with other publishers.
6.1. Illustrations shall be uploaded to the website https://eksmo.ru/100rodari, with mandatory subject ‘The Adventures of Cipollino in the Land of the Avant-Garde’.
7.1. A Jury is formed to consider the Illustrations and decide the winner and the Prize Holders.
7.2. The Jury are:
Oleg Novikov – President of EKSMO Publishing House LLC
Ludmila Kondrashova – Director of Children’s Literature Department, Eksmo
James Bradburne – Director of Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan)
Francesco Brioschi – Publisher, Owner of Francesco Brioschi Editore
Франческо Форте – Italy's Consul General in Moscow
Anastasia Arkhipova – Soviet and Russian artist/illustrator, honored artist of the Russian Federation, chairperson of section ‘Book Graphics’ in Moscow Union of Artists, correspondent member of the Russian Academy of Arts, IBBY Vice-President
Hervé Tullet – French children’s artist and writer, author of children’s books
Peter Sís – Czech children’s author, illustrator, animator
Vadim Duda – Director General of the Russian State Library
Alexey Yudin – Advisor to the Director General of the Library for Foreign Literature named after M.Rudomino
Maria Vedenyapina – the Director of the Russian State Children’s Library
Daniela Rizzi - the Director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Moscow
1st prize – a contract with the winner for the use of the illustration in the books published by Eksmo Publishing House LLC and a cash prize in the amount of 1,000 (one thousand) rubles, with payment of remuneration for the use of the illustration in the books published by Eksmo Publishing House LLC in the amount of 1,000 (one thousand) rubles and the possibility of further cooperation with Eksmo Publishing House LLC.
–– in order to provide information to authorities, institutions, organizations and other persons authorized (by virtue of law, agreement or in any other way) to conduct inspections and/or analyze the activities of the Organizer and/or the Contestants, as well as to exercise other forms of control over the activities the Organizer and/or the Contestants – for the purposes of their implementation of the specified actions;
–– for the purpose of transferring information and/or documents to third parties who, under an agreement with the Organizer, provide services for storing information and/or documents received by the Organizer.