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Contest Opens for 5-18 Year Olds of Croatian Heritage

Toys at Heart contest (Photo: Wooden toys of Hrvatsko Zagorje/TZ)

The Croatian Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the Croatian School of Boston and the Croatian Studies Foundation of Sydney, are organising the Toys at Heart contest.

With the aim of preserving the Croatian national identity, acquiring new skills and knowledge among pre-school and school-age children, and the development of language skills and learning about Croatian cultural and traditional heritage, the Croatian School of Boston and the Croatian Studies Foundation of Sydney are organising the Toys at Heart contest for children of Croatian extraction aged from 5 to 18.

(Photo: TZ)

There are three categories in the contest.

1. Art Work (individual or group)
2. Photography (individual)
3. Multimedia/Video/Fim (individual or group)
4. Writing

Applicants are to submit work in either of the categories based on the themes. The themes are;

Art Work – An educational toy inspired by Croatian traditional culture
Photography – A traditional toy of my grandmother/grandfather
Multimedia/Video/Fim – An educational toy inspired by Croatian traditional culture
Writing – My grandmother’s/grandfather’s toy

(TZ Wooden Toys of Hrvatsko Zagorje)

Each individual or group may submit only one entry per category. Works must be submitted by 1 June 2018 to the following addresses:

Organiser/co-ordinator for Australia & New Zealand:
Croatian Studies Foundation, Sydney
[email protected]

Organiser/co-ordinator for North America & South America
Croatian School of Boston
[email protected]

Organiser/co-ordinator for Europe & the Republic of South Africa:
Croatian Heritage Foundation, Zagreb
[email protected]

All participants will receive a certificate of appreciation. The winning works will be sent to Croatia to be exhibited at the Croatian Heritage Foundation headquarters as part of the multimedia Toys at Heart exhibition of Croatian toys inspired by traditional culture, scheduled for December of 2018.

At this exhibition, a panel of expert judges will select the best works, with prizes presented to the winning authors.

Click on the link here for more details and contest rules.

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