On the initiative of Ivan Tavčar Elementary School and in collaboration with the Slovenian Red Cross, Idrija Municipal Museum and Trata Gorenja vas Cultural and Art Society we are inviting applications for the art contest during the Red Cross Week (7 May to 13 May 2018) entitled


Entering elementary school, peers and friendship (beside parents) become more and more important to children. That is why this is the period when they need to be given a chance for developing awareness of how even the smallest deeds can help save lives of the people around them. They also need a chance for developing the culture of mutual understanding, respect and seek solutions for a better life. A lot can be done with only a kind look and a smile.

Inviting primary school students to take part in the Slovenian art contest with their creative art motives, ideas and vivid art expression, we would like to offer the participants a chance to think about the meaning of mutual help. We also want to encourage them to seek solutions of how to help each other, of what they can do for one another, for the people around them and for a better tomorrow for everyone.



All primary schools and kindergartens from Slovenia and abroad are invited to participate in this contest with an unlimited number of artworks in various techniques and in A3 format. You are also invited to share this invitation with friends from other countries and help us strengthen the international reputation of the art contest. Schools from Croatia, the Netherlands, Serbia, France and Germany have already taken part in the contest. The panel of experts will choose for each triad a limited number of artworks which will stand out for their quality and imagination. They will receive certificates and the first three winning entries will be given interesting awards.



Each artwork must have the following information at the backside:

  • the name, the surname, the age and the class of the author,
  • the name and the surname of the mentor
  • the title of the artwork,
  • the exact address of the school, the phone number and the e-mail address of the school,
  • a copy of the parental consent for publishing the artwork.


We will start to collect the artworks during the Red Cross Week (7 May to 13 May 2017). All artworks must be submitted by 30 June 2018 to the following address: Jana Rojc, OŠ Ivana Tavčarja Gorenja vas (likovni natečaj), Trata 40, 4224 Gorenja vas.


All entries will be evaluated by the panel consisting of Silva Karim – a painter with a BFA degree, Maja Šubic – a painter with a BFA degree, Marjeta Kepic – a retired counsellor for the first cycle of elementary school and Jana Rojc – a professor of the first cycle of elementary school . No entries will be returned. The results of the contest will be announced at the official websites of the Slovenian Red Cross and Ivan Tavčar Elementary School in September.

The awards and certificates will be presented by the Slovenian Red Cross at the grand finale in November. Cooperating with The Idrija Municipal Museum the awarded artwork will also be on display in Franja Partisan Hospital. The hospital is an example of extraordinary solidarity, humanity and help which the personnel and the locals provided to many wounded people regardless of their nationality, religion or any other belonging. It represents a part of common values, history and European cultural inheritance, which is why it was awarded the European Heritage Label. Together we are developing a culture of peace, respect and mutual understanding.

The awarded artworks will be kept in the Slovenian Red Cross archive. The Slovenian Red Cross has the right to publish and display the awarded artworks. They can also be used – in the forms of brochures, posters, calendars… – for advertising.

For further information and additional explanation you can contact the head of contest, Jana Rojc (telephone number +386 31 250 723 or +386 450 70 107).

All the artists and their mentors are invited to see the finale of the contest on the websites of the Slovenian Red Cross (www.rks.si) and Ivan Tavčar Elementary School (www.os-ivantavcar.si).

Kindest regards and a lot of creative success.


Renata Brunskole, Secretary-General of the Slovenian Red Cross
Jana Rojc, the contest coordinator

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