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Illustration Contest ‘Draw Chipollino in style of Soviet Avant-Garde of 1920s’ based on Gianni Rodari’s ‘Adventures of Chipollino’

ARCO Джанни Родари The adventures of chipollino in the land of the avantguarde
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About the Contest

Contest objectives:
— 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

h3>The winner of the international competition «The Adventures of Cipollino in the Land of Avantguard»

On November 23, at the TASS press center, the jury of the international illustration competition «The Adventures of Cipollino in the Country of the Vanguard» summed up the results and announced the name of the winner. It was an artist from Moscow Eduard Kolodiy. The main award of the competition was presented for the versatility of the created images, the unique style, and the formation of the taste of the audience. The winner of the competition was offered cooperation by Eksmo Publishing House — the design of a new edition of the legendary fairy tale by Gianni Rodari «The Adventures of Cipollino».


Eduard Kolodiy:

«I liked the very idea of the competition: Rodari and the Russian avant-garde are two loves. I have loved Rodari since childhood and have been interested in the Russian avant-garde since my studies at the school. I did not rush between Malevich and Burliuk, I remembered the episode and the poster in the style of the Russian avant-garde from the book and immediately understood how to depict the house of Pan Pumpkin ... I am very grateful for the high assessment of the members of the jury of the competition. »

Special diploma for the author’s reading of the images of the heroes of Gianni Rodari
Nicoletta Manno:
Special diploma for the author’s reading of the images of the heroes of Gianni Rodari
Luca Bastianelli
Honorary diploma for following the criteria of the competition, skill, and versatility of talent
Arina Lifanova
Honorary diploma for following the criteria of the competition, skill, and versatility of talent
Svetlana Dmitrieva
Honorary diploma for following the criteria of the competition, skill, and versatility of talent
Daria Zaitseva

We sincerely congratulate the winners and thank all the participants of the competition — each of you has demonstrated versatility of talent, professional skill, and outstanding abilities!
We are looking forward to seeing you in future contests and creative projects!

See participants short-list


Francesco brioschi editore
Brera a occhi aperti
Библиотека иностранной литературы
Российская государственная библиотека
Телеканал Россия Культура
Радио Культура
Год литературы 2020
The art newspaper russia
Российская госсударственная детская библиотека
Istituto italiano di cultura
Biblioteca nazionale braidense

International jury

Oleg Novikov
Oleg Novikov

President of Eksmo-AST Publishing Holding

Controlling shareholder and president of the Eksmo-AST publishing group
Education: Moscow Aviation Institute
In 1991, together with Andrei Gredasov, he created the Eksmo bookselling company, becoming its general director. In 1993 the company started independent publishing activities.
In 1996, he became a co-owner of the Novy Knizhny trade network, also in partnership with Andrei Gredasov (later renamed to Chitai-Gorod).
In 2004 he became a co-owner of the Bukvoed chain (later merged with Chitai-Gorod). Novikov's share in the "Chitai-Gorod-Bukvoyed" book network was over 30%.
In 2008 he became a shareholder of the group of companies "Liters", today he is the controlling shareholder.
In 2018, he left the post of general director of Eksmo, became the president of the Eksmo-AST publishing group.
In 2020, he acquired 56% of the shares of the network of the united book network "Chitai-Gorod-Bukvoed", today Novikov's share in the network is more than 86%.
The largest publishing holding in Russia "Eksmo-AST" publishes literature of all genres.
Publishing houses headed by Oleg Novikov revealed to Russian readers the names of such authors as Zakhar Prilepin, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Evgeny Vodolazkin, Boris Akunin, Daria Dontsova, Tatyana Ustinova, Vladimir Pozner, Victor Pelevin, Paulo Coelho, Haruki Murakami, Stephen King, Martin Palahniuk , Umberto Eco, Ray Bradbury and many others.
Oleg Novikov is a board member of the Russian Book Union, an honored cultural worker of the Russian Federation, an active public figure and the author of many programs to popularize reading in Russia, including the National Program for the Support and Development of Reading. On the initiative of Oleg Novikov and the Russian Book Union, book forums are held in all regions of Russia, new objects of reading infrastructure such as bookstores and libraries are being opened. The leader of a leading publishing holding is against copyright infringement on the Internet and for the creation of legal content on e-book resources.
James Bradburn
James Bradburn

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.
Francesco Brioschi
Francesco Brioschi

Publisher, Owner of Francesco Brioschi Editore

Francesco 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.
Francesco Forte
Francesco Forte

Italy's Consul General in Moscow

Francesco Forte was born on June 12, 1971 in Brindisi. Graduated from the University of Trieste in 1997, Faculty of International and Diplomatic Relations.
He began his diplomatic career in 1988, specializing in trade and commercial relations. Francesco Forte worked in the General Directorate of Economic Affairs; in the General Directorate of the Division of the Americas; at the Secretariat for Special Assignments of the Deputy Minister; at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC (2002-2006); at the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem (2006–2010); in the General Directorate for Development Cooperation (2010-2013); at the Permanent Delegation of the EU in Brussels (2013-2017). From September 25 has been assigned as Consul General of the Italian Republic in Moscow.
He was promoted to the level of the Embassy Counselor in 2013. Commander of the Order of Merit for the Italian Republic.
Hervé Tullet
Hervé Tullet

French children’s artist and writer, author of children’s books

Artist, 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).
If Hervé's books were successful from the very beginning career, which has allowed him to receive many awards, including Prize at the Bologna International Book Fair 1999 for work “Night and Day”, that international recognition came to him in 2010 when the "Living Book" was released. It became a worldwide phenomenon, was translated into 34 languages and over 2 million copies have been sold by all over the world.
In parallel with this, Herve Tulle continued to work as child educator, for which he was praised as the "Prince of Preschool education” in France. These experiments fed him creativity and his desire to share his art with children, parents, professors... Since 2015, Herve Tulle has not stopped experimenting. He has appeared at events, speeches and readings in such prestigious locations like the Library of Congress in Washington DC Columbia), the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He also hosts exhibitions of his personal works. He recently exhibited one hundred items in an exhibition at the Invisible Dog Art Center and at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. His first retrospective was held in Seoul in Seoul Arts Center.
Peter Sís
Peter Sís

Czech children’s author, illustrator, animator

PETER 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.
Vadim Duda
Vadim Duda

Director General of the Russian State Library

Vadim Duda - General Director of the Russian State Library.
Vice President of the Russian Library Association
Member of the Standing Committee of the International Confederation of Library Associations IFLA
Vice President of the National Library Association "Libraries of the Future"
Coordinator of the federal project of the Ministry of Culture of Russia on the creation of model libraries in the regions of Russia
Member of the Interdepartmental Council for the Development of the National Electronic Library
Co-Chair of the German-Russian Dialogue
Co-Chair of the Russian-American Dialogue
Anastasia Arkhipova
Anastasia Arkhipova

Soviet and Russian artist/illustrator

Anastasia 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.
Some years later Anastasia started working with German publishing houses. The first book – Brothers' Grimm Fairy Tales - was quite successful, and since then Grimm’s tales were published not only in Germany, but in many other countries. After Grimm’s tales Andersen's tales followed one by another. They were published in Moscow as well and in 2003 the illustrations by Arkhipova were awarded at the All-Russia contest “Book of the Year”.
She has illustrated not only the tales of Grimm’s and Andersen but also the works of Oscar Wild and Charles Dickens. In the last few years, she also created illustrations for modern Chinese authors.
Anastasia is in head of the board of the Association of book illustrators and designers at the Moscow Union of Artists. She organizes exhibitions of her colleagues' books and illustrations, has started the international contest for book illustrators and designers “Image of the Book”, has experience in judging - she was a jury member for the H.C.Andersen Award, three times at the Bratislava Biennale (BIB) and three times at the Nami International Concours.
Anastasia became member of the Russian Academy of Arts in 2012 and in 2013 was awarded the Silver medal of the Academy. She is an associate professor at the Stroganov Academy of Arts in Moscow since 2014.
Ludmila Kondrashova
Ludmila Kondrashova

Director of Children’s Literature Department, Eksmo

Alexey Yudin
Alexey Yudin

Advisor to the Director General of the Library for Foreign Literature named after M.Rudomino

Was born on 05/02/1963 in Moscow.
Graduated from the Faculty of Philology, Peoples' Friendship University P. Lumumba (1987). Completed a scientific training at the Pontifical Oriental Institute (Rome, 1995) and the Catholic University of Nijmegen (Holland, 1999).
Researcher of the Department of Religious Literature of the All-Union (since 1992 - All-Russian) Library of Foreign Literature (1988-1994).
Author and presenter of the weekly program at the radio station "Sofia" (1996-2006). Executive Secretary and Scientific Editor of the Russian Catholic Encyclopedia (1998-2012).
Lecturer at the Biblical Theological Institute. St. ap. Andrew (1996-2006), Institute of Philosophy, Theology and History of St. Thomas Aquinas (1996-2010), Center for the Study of Religions, Russian State University for the Humanities (1999-2013, Associate Professor since 2006). Director of the Center for Sociocultural Projects, Russian State University for the Humanities.
Member of the Pontifical Council for Laity Affairs (Vatican) (2001-2007).
Author and presenter of programs on the Russian historical channel "365 days of TV": "Seven days of history", "Ordinary history", "KinoIstoriya", "Hour of Truth" (2008-). Scriptwriter and presenter of several documentaries.
TV presenter of the "Observer" program on the "Culture" TV channel (2017-2018).
Candidate of Historical Sciences (2003). Research interests: religious aspects in the processes of European integration, the history of Russian-Italian cultural ties, intercultural communication, cultural policy strategies. Fluent in English and Italian.
Advisor to the General Director of the Library for Foreign Literature M.I. Rudomino.
The host of the TV program "Historiaada" on the Russian historical channel "365 days of TV.
Author of over 60 scientific works, numerous articles in the Russian and foreign press and over 400 articles in the Russian Catholic Encyclopedia, as well as monographs: "Leonid Fedorov" (Milan, 1999 (it.); Moscow, 2002), "Pi-Eugene Neveu "(Milan, 2002 (it.); Author-compiler of the anthology" Orthodoxy and Catholicism: from confrontation to dialogue "(Moscow, 2001, 2nd ed. 2004), co-author of the book" Life with God: Brussels-Moscow "( M., 2013); editor of various scientific publications and organizer of several international conferences.
Olga Monina
Olga Monina


Olga 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.
In 2020, Olga Monina was awarded an Honorary Diploma of the International Council for Children's Books (IBBY) for illustrations to the book "Legends of Old England" by Samuel Marshak.
Teaches the subject "The Art of Book Illustration" at the Institute of Graphics and Book Art named after V.A.Favorsky
Major works: A. Pushkin "The Tale of the Golden Cockerel", PP Ershov "The Little Humpbacked Horse", "Myths of Ancient Greece", "The Adventures of Afendi", "Magic rug. Uzbek folk tales ”,“ Taiga songs. Tuvan folk tales ”,“ Legends of Old England ”, graphic series“ Scenes from Russian life ”.
Mikhael Wiesel
Mikhael Wiesel

Chief Editor of the web-site ‘godliteratury.ru’, book reviewer, literary translator

Mikhail 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.
Maria Vedenyapina
Maria Vedenyapina

the Director of the Russian State Children’s Library

Vedenyapina Maria Alexandrovna - Director of the Russian State Children's Library.
M.A. Vedenyapina is a permanent organizer and participant of regional, all-Russian and international conferences, forums, seminars in the field of book and library science. Conducts a great social work. He is a member of the Board of the Russian Library Association (hereinafter RLA). On her initiative, the Concept of Library Services for Children in Russia for 2014–2020 was developed and adopted. In 2010 she was awarded the RLA medal "For Contribution to the Development of Libraries".
She took an active part in the work of the Organizing Committees: in 2014 for the Year of Culture in the Russian Federation; in 2015 for the Year of Literature in the Russian Federation. Since 2016 - a member of the Organizing Committee for the Support of Literature, Book Publishing and Reading in the Russian Federation under the leadership of S.E. Naryshkina; included in the "Society of Russian Literature", which is headed by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. He is a member of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for the Russian language. M.A. Vedenyapina is the President of the Association of workers of culture, art and education for the introduction of children to reading "Raising the reader".
Awarded: Medal of the Russian Library Association "For Contribution to the Development of Libraries" (2010), Commemorative Medal "150th Anniversary of A.P. Chekhov "(2011), Acknowledgment of the Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for active participation in the events of the Year of Literature (2016), Professional book publishing prize" Bookworm "(2016), Awarded the honorary title" Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation "(2018 ). Laureate of the Prize of the President of the Russian Federation in the field of literature and art for works for children and youth (2020)
Daniela Rizzi
Daniela Rizzi

Director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Moscow

Daniela 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.
Since August 2020, heads the Italian Institute of Culture in Moscow.

For applicants

You can participate if you are:

A student of a specialized university or a beginner artist
A professional artist*
*an artist whose works were already published in printed media (books, magazines)

Contest Dates

November 23, 2020
November 23, 2021

Contest Stages

1 этап конкурса Родари Stage 1
Contest launch
Applications are open until 12 February 2021
2 этап конкурса Родари Stage 2
March 12, 2021 – Announcement of 10 finalists of Stage 1
3 этап конкурса Родари Stage 3
November 23, 2021 – Announcement of the Results

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About Gianni Rodari

Gianni Rodari (1920–1980) – Italian storyteller, well-known and beloved by children and adults across the globe, especially in Russia. Characters of Rodari’s tales, such as Chipollino or Gelsomino, are good friends of many generations of readers. And the toy-locomotive named ‘Blue Arrow’ still delivers New Year presents to the kids.

Rodari was born in the north of Italy in 1920. After finishing a catholic seminary, he worked as a schoolteacher. Ten years passed before he started writing, but publishing children’s poems in a newspaper and later in ‘The Pioneer’ magazine, he always remembered that his students were far more interested in lessons if he approached a problem with an out-of-the-box solution, not with a straightforward one. It was more fun, hence rewarding.

And as a writer he continued making up stories where one can learn something in a rather unusual way. You can deny everything and ask children to correct the mistakes, you can give the reins to your imagination and read backwards, invent funny math without numbers, try to figure out the smell of different crafts, learn world history or fly to another planets.

Quotes from Gianni Rodari’s books

One can talk about serious and important matters by telling tales.
A creative mind is a mind that is dynamic, inquiring, detecting problems where others do not see them, believing that everything has a ready-made solution; it feels comfortable in a changing environment, where others see danger; it is capable of making its own decisions. And all these qualities are revealed in the creative process. And this process is as fun as a game.
"How should I learn? I have no books and no money to buy them with." "Never mind, the life will teach you. Just keep your eyes open - you need to see through all the crooks and swindlers, especially those who have power."

10 interesting facts about Gianni Rodari and his characters

In youth Gianni played violin and together with several friends played gigs in taverns
Before the war and the communist party Rodari was a member of the youth movement of the nationalist party. It was mandatory for all teenagers and children starting from 1937. Later, it might be exactly Benito Mussolini who Rodari sarcastically depicted as Signor Tomato in ‘The Adventures of Chipollino.’
In Soviet movie ‘The Adventures of Chipollino’ Gianni Rodari played… himself.
The idea to write a tale for children came to Rodari because of his favorite childhood’s book ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ by Carlo Collodi.
Mister Pumpkin in ‘The Adventures of Chipollino’ is not really a pumpkin, but… a zucchini, he is even called Zucchina (by the way, on the first illustrations by Raul Verdini he is nothing else but a zucchini). He became a pumpkin in translation by Zlata Potapova.
All descriptions of chapters in ‘The Adventures of Chipolliono’ in Italian are in verse.
The first illustrator of ‘The Adventures of Chipollino’ and other Rodari’s tales was the caricaturist from the same newspaper Rodari worked in. It was Raul Verdini, and it was him who invented an image of a boy with an onion-head.
Chipollino was a member of ‘The Funny Toons Club’ from the children’s magazine ‘Funny Pictures’, it was a comic book – endless series of stories in pictures, incredibly popular among young readers in USSR. Other members were Neznaika, Thumbelina, Burattino, Karandash and others.
Contrary to established opinion that all good characters in ‘The Adventures of Chipollino’ are vegetables, and all the bad ones are fruits and berries, on the ‘good side’ we have Master Raisin, Professor Pear, the young Count Cherry himself, the Strawberry Girl, and the forester, Mister Blueberry. And the antagonist of Chipollino, Signor Tomato, is hardly any fruit.
Fairy Befana from ‘The Adventures of Blue Arrow’ in Russian translation became simply ‘the Fairy’. Whereas it is Befana who performs duties of Santa Clause in Italy – she delivers presents to good kids. In translation by Irina Konstantinova, who translated ALL books by Gianni Rodari, the fairy regained her name.
  1. General provisions:

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.

  • Terms and Conditions of the Contest are published at: https://eksmo.ru/100rodari (hereinafter – ‘the Website).
  • The provision of information to the Contestants shall be carried out by publishing these Rules and information about the Contest on the website located on the Internet at: https://eksmo.ru/100rodari, during the duration of the Contest, indicated in clause 3.2 hereof.
  • The organizer reserves the right to make changes to these Rules. In the event of a prolongation of the Contest, an increase in the number of prizes, or other changes in the rules, the Organizer publishes such changes and new rules on the website located on the Internet at: https://eksmo.ru/100rodari
  • The Contest is held in accordance with the provisions of these Rules and current legislation.
  • The Contest does not meet the definition of any type of lottery, as it is interpreted in accordance with Federal Law No. 138-FZ of 11.11.2003 ‘On Lotteries’, as the Prize Holders shall be decided depending on the creative abilities of the Contestants. The procedure for deciding the Contest Prize Holders is predetermined by these Rules.
  1. Terms and definitions used in these Rules

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.

  1. Stages and duration of the Contest:

3.1. The Contest is held in 2 (two stages):

Stage 1:

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.

Stage 2:

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.

  1. Participation requirements

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.

  1. Requirements for Creative Works (Illustrations)

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.

  1. Submission procedure

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’.

  1. Jury

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

  1. Contest Prizes:
  • The Prize for a Contestant who wins the first place in the Contest:

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.

  • Special prize for the Stage 2 contestants – 300 Euro for each one from the Contest’s partner Francesco Brioschi Editore.
  1. Rights, obligations and liability of the Contestants and the Organizer of the Contest
  • All Contestants undertake to comply with the provisions of these Rules.
  • Each Contestant is eligible to receive the Prize, subject to the provisions of these Rules.
  • The Contestants grant the Organizer the right to use his image (photograph), personal data, creative work (blog), interviews, including on radio, on television, in other media and Internet resources, or other materials about them associated with their participation in the Contest, for the purpose of holding the Contest and awarding the Prize, as well as distributing advertising information about the Contest for an unlimited period and without payment of any additional remuneration by the Organizer to the Contestants.
  • All Contestants shall independently pay all expenses incurred by them in connection with participation in the Contest (including, without limitation, expenses related to Internet access). In case of receiving the Prize, the contestant independently pays individual income tax to the corresponding tax authorities, in the manner and terms established by the legislation of the Russian Federation.
  • The Contestants give their consent to the processing of their personal data by the Organizers. At the same time, personal data means any information and information on paper and/or electronic media that, in order to participate in the Contest, were transferred by the Contestant to the Organizers personally or received by the Organizers in another way.
  • The processing of personal data is understood as actions (operations) with personal data, including collection, systematization, accumulation, storage, clarification (update, change, verification), use, distribution/transfer, including reproduction, electronic copying and cross-border transfer), depersonalization, blocking, destruction of personal data for the purposes specified in these rules.
  • The Contestants are notified and agree that this consent can be withdrawn by sending to the Organizer a written notice of withdrawal of consent by registered mail with confirmation of receipt or handing it in personally against signature to an authorized representative of the Organizer.
  • At the same time, the Contestants are notified that the withdrawal of consent does not deprive the Organizers of the right to process the Contestant's personal data in order to comply with these Rules when holding the Contest, use information as evidence in court proceedings and in other cases established by the legislation of the Russian Federation.
  • Consent is considered to be issued in the manner provided in paragraph 3 of Article 428 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, from the moment a Contestant takes actions to comply with these Rules and participate in the Contest.
  • By mutual agreement, the Parties have established that the Organizer, without any additional permissions (consents) of the Contestants, have the right to process and disclose (including by providing copies and/or original documents, reproduction or electronic copying, cross-border transfer) confidential and other legally protected information about the Contestants and the conditions of the Contest (including trade secrets, personal data), for the following purposes:

–– 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.

  • The Organizer shall not be liable for non-fulfillment or improper fulfillment of its obligations resulting from failures in telecommunications and public energy networks, the actions of malicious programs, as well as unfair actions of third parties aimed at unauthorized access and/or disabling software and/or hardware of the Organizer.
  • The Organizer have the right to remove the Contestant from the Contest at any stage of the Contest if there are suspicions that the Contestant (or someone else on his behalf) violates the terms of these Rules during the Contest.
  • The Winner of the Contest, within 5 (five) business days from the date of publication of the results of the Contest, sends the Organizer an e-mail to the address: rodari100@eksmo-ast.ru with a scanned copy of their passport, the data of which is necessary for the Organizer to present the Prize to the Contestant.
  1. Final provisions:
  • Participation in the Contest immediately implies that the Contestants have read and fully agree with all the provisions of these Rules.
  • All matters regarding the Contest are subject to the provisions of the current legislation of the Russian Federation.
  • In case of disputes, a claim procedure is mandatory. The deadline for responding to a claim is 15 (fifteen) business days from the date of receipt thereof. Place of jurisdiction - at the location of the Organizer.