Regulations of the Contest
Regulation on the international ecological project of
Children’s Creative Works
“RED BOOK THROUGH CHILDREN’S EYES”
within the international ecological action “TO SAVE AND TO PRESERVE”
2018 – 2019
1. General provisions
1.1. The international ecological project of Children’s Creative Works “RED BOOK THROUGH CHILDREN’S EYES” (hereinafter “Project”) is to be implemented within the international ecological action “TO SAVE AND TO PRESERVE” under the aegis of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO.
1.2. This Regulation determines the status, goal, objectives, the implementation period, location, stages and the procedure of implementation, list of organizers, co-founders and partners of the Project, participants, nominations, creative works evaluation criteria, jury work procedure, sources and the procedure of financing.
1.3. This Regulation includes as its integral part the following appendixes:
Appendix No.1 – Application Form;
Appendix No.2 – Label Form.
2. Project Goal
To foster younger generation’s ecological culture and active life position towards the problem of flora and fauna diversity reduction in some regions and throughout the planet.
- To draw the international community’s attention to the existing problems of environment protection,
- To develop children’s international environmental cooperation based on exchange of experience in various creative and environmental activities,
- To popularize, by means of artistic creative work, caring attitude towards the natural resources of the planet, the country and one’s native town or village,
- To foster caring attitude to universal human values in children from around the world in accordance with the principle of cultural and natural diversity preservation,
- To encourage and develop students’ creative potential through the study of natural, cultural and historical heritage,
- To intensify the promotion of the conservation of certain species of flora and fauna as integral parts of sustainable development of natural complexes.
4. Project implementation period
4.1 Implementation period of the Project 2018 – 2019.
4.2 The project will be implemented in 3 phases:
First phase – correspondence competition of creative works until 29 December 2018;
Second phase – the work of the jury for review and evaluation of creative works until June 30, 2019;
Third phase – publication of an album with the best creative works (the Project’s Laureates) until 21 December 2019.
4.3 – mobile exhibitions in cities and towns of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra and the Russian Federation, in the countries of near and far abroad (in agreement) – 2018-2019.
5. Organisation of the Project
- The Service on Control and Supervision in the Sphere of Environmental Protection, Objects of Wildlife and Forest Relations of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra (hereinafter – Prirodnadzor of Ugra);
- Department of Culture of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra;
- Department of Education and Youth Policy of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra;
- Department of public and external relations of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra.
5.2 The Organizer of the Project (regional platform for the organisation and conduct of the Project):
The Museum of Local History and Nature “Otrazhenie” (“Reflection”), urban settlement Talinka, Oktyabrsky region, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra, Russia.
The co-founders of the Project (by agreement): the Executive bodies of state power of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra, bodies of local self-government of municipal district formations of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra, the institutions of education and culture of the Autonomous Okrug - Ugra.
5.4. Information Partners:
- Ugra TV Company;
- Ugoria TV Company;
- Novosti Ugri (News of Ugra) Newspaper LLC;
- “Ugra”, regional news magazine (social, political, economic, history and culture news);
- “In the Animal World” (a popular periodical about nature for children and grown-ups);
- “Arts at School” (social, pedagogical, scientific and methodological magazine);
- “Art School” (magazine for teaching artists and amateurs of arts);
- “Young Artist” (art magazine for children and youth);
- “Folk Arts” magazine;
- “Museum World” illustrated art magazine;
- “Arts” magazine;
- “Eskiz” (Sketch) art magazine for children.
5.5 Commercial partners:
- Oil companies carrying out their activities on the territory of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra,
- Private entrepreneurs.
6. Project participants
6.1 Students of general education institutions, institutions of primary and secondary vocational education, supplementary education institutions (art schools, studios, and clubs) aged 6 - 17 from Russia and other countries are invited to take part in the Project.
6.2 Adults (teachers, managers) participate in the Project as advisors, experts, jury members.
7. Project implementation procedure
7.1 Project nominations:
- Graphic art,
- Decorative and applied arts,
7.2.1 The first stage – reception of works of children, which are created by personal impressions from reading Red Books of regions or countries, and from meetings with endangered species of animals and plants in protected areas, when watching movies, visiting zoos.
Work must have a title.
While implementing the Project, participants should refer to Red Books of various regions and countries.
7.2.2. The organizers submit Creative works and Applications by 29 December 2018 (postal stamp of receipt date) to the following address:
Town Talinka, Nyagan,
Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra,
Russian Federation, 628195
Local history museum “Otrazhenie” with a note: Contest “Red Book”.
Project manager: Olga Stytsyuk.
For further information, please contact
tel./fax: 8 (34672) 4-99-50,
7.3. Requirements to contest works format:
Creative work can be made in any technique on A-3 size sheets, without mount (except for creative works in decorative and applied arts);
If creative work is a photography, an essay, or poetry, it is to be submitted both in hard copy and on a CD;
Each creative work is to be accompanied by:
a) Application for the participation in the Project (please fill in a special form – see Appendix No.1 to this Regulation).
A separate application is to be made for each creative work submitted for the Contest.
b) Label (please fill in a special form – see Appendix No.2 to this Regulation).
The label is to be placed on the backside of creative work.
7.4. Criteria for the evaluation of creative works submitted for the Contest:
- Relevance to the subject matter of the Project;
- Environmental awareness;
- Value orientation;
- Compositional solution;
- Esthetic qualities;
- Emotional qualities;
- Texts accuracy;
- Imagery (figurativeness);
- Orderliness and neatness.
Works made of plasticine are not welcomed.
7.5. 2nd phase – review and evaluation of the contest works by the jury until June 30, 2019.
Jury of the Contest:
An independent jury will be established for the evaluation of creative works submitted for the Project, including founders and co-founders of the Project, on equal quantitative basis, in total not less than nine members. The jury will work from 1 February to 30 June 2019.
The composition of the jury is to be determined 10 days prior to the termination of term of Contest materials submission.
The jury shall not include employees of organizations representing authors of creative works submitted for the Contest.
The jury will:
– provide expert evaluation of creative works submitted for the Contest in accordance with the above criteria,
– determine the best of them in two areas (art and literature) according to seven nominations (paragraph 7.1. of the present regulation).
The jury will record and post its decision on websites of the founders and co-founders of the Project, published in print media of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra and the Russian Federation.
7.6. The third stage - publication of an album with the Project’s best creative works (of laureates) and organization of mobile exhibitions:
Best creative works in each nomination will be placed in the album based on the outcomes of the Contest,
The publication of the album will be done both in hard copies (A4) and in electronic form (CD).
The Project organizers will discuss the number of photos of creative works in the field of decorative and applied arts, texts of creative works, number of pages in the album after the announcement of the Contest results. They will coordinate the edition of a collection of works by the winners after the results of the Project.
Albums and CDs will be distributed among founders, sponsors, libraries, educational institutions, museums, in establishments of specially protected natural areas and other organizations and institutions of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra and the Russian Federation. The electronic variant of the Book/Album will be also placed on the official website of the Founder www.prirodnadzor.admhmao.ru
Organization of mobile exhibitions in cities and towns of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra and the Russian Federation, in the countries of near and far abroad will be carried out in 2018-2019.
The Project organizers will select the best works in all nominations (with fixed labels) for the exhibition.
They will also agree on the route, timeline of demonstration, locations of the exhibitions in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra and the Russian Federation, in the countries of near and far abroad additionally.
7.7. On the official website www.prirodnadzor.admhmao.ru in the section "Formation of ecological culture" in the subsection "Competitions" and in the subsection "Print editions" and on the website of ecological associations of Ugra: www.югра-эко.рф you can find:
Regulation on the Project, the decision of the Jury of the Contest, the collection of the best creative works by the winners of the Project and the published book.
8. Project organization and implementation funding
8.1. The Department for Environmental Protection and Ecological Security of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra within the Program “Ensuring of Ecological Security of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra in 2018 – 2025 and for the period until 2030” will provide:
Funding for organizational activities (postal costs, printing costs) and expenses for the organization of the jury’s work, for the design, production and copying of the award forms (winner certificates, participant certificates, thank-you letters).
8.2. Organization and implementation of mobile exhibitions in the towns of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra and the Russian Federation are to be covered by the means of Commercial partners and Information partners.
8.3. Publication of the Book with the collection of the Contest best creative works will be covered by the Department for Environmental Protection and Ecological Security of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra and the funds contributed by Commercial and Media partners. It will be realized within the Program “Ensuring of Ecological Security of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra in 2018 – 2025 and for the period until 2030”.
8.4. Founders and co-founders of the Project (subject to agreement) will provide souvenirs and office supplies, literary publications to award the winners of the Contest.
8.5. Information about founders, co-founders, commercial and media partners of the Project will be posted in all advertisements, information and resulting publications of this Project, and in TV and outdoor advertisements.
9.1. Organizers of the Contest reserve the right to use the Contest creative works for displaying the Project, edition of albums, for making videos and publications about the Project based on the permission to use personal data.
9.2. The copyright is observed in accordance with Part 4 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation “On Copyright”.
9.3. The creative works submitted for the Contest will not be returned, and will be added to the exhibition collection of the Museum of Local History and Nature “Otrazhenie” (“Reflection”) – organization manager of the Contest.
9.4. Creative works of the Contest winners can be transferred to the interested organizations upon their written request to be used as outdoor social advertisements on banners and billboards in countries and regions that submitted creative works for the Contest.
10.1. Founder of the Project:
The Service on Control and Supervision in the Sphere of Environmental Protection, Wildlife and Forest Relations of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra (Prirodnadzor of Ugra):
Svetlaya Str., 69, Khanty-Mansiysk, (Tyumen oblast), Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra, 628012.
Tel/fax +7(3467) 315-547, +7(3467) 315-491,
Contact person: Anna Samokaeva – consultant, Department of formation of ecological culture,
10.2. The Organiser of the Project:
The Museum of Local History and Nature “Otrazhenie” (“Reflection”)
Town Talinka, Oktyabrsky region, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra, Russia, 628195
Tel/fax: +7(34672) 4-99-50,
Olga Stytsyuk – Director of the Museum of Local History and Nature “Otrazhenie” (“Reflection”).
Appendix No. 1
To the Regulations on the Project
Application form for the Project participation
The name of representing organization (educational institution, a creative association; the full name of the head of the organization).
The full postal address of the representing organization (the country, region, municipality by all means), contact phone number with area code, е-mail.
Appendix of the application:
Full name of creative work, technique, author’s full name, author’s birth date (number of full years), teacher’s name.
The applications must be in the form of a list of participants and it should be attached to the creative works. All applications must be in one document.
Appendix No. 2
To the Regulation on the Project
Content of label
Information in English
Information in Russian
Full name of creative work:
Author’s full name:
Author’s birth date (number of full years):
Name of representing organization (educational institution, creative association):
Representing organization Director’s full name:
Postal address of the representing organization (country, region, municipality), contact phone number with area code, е-mail.
Label is to be fixed to the backside of each creative work submitted for the Contest.