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.
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–– 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.