Conditions of the 3rd International Cartoon and Film-Strip Contest


The Green Cross Belarus Non-governmental Organization

The State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education Moscow Institute of Open Education (SAEI HE MIOE) “Centre for Continuous Art Education”

With the information support of the Union of Teachers-Artists





“In My Homeland” is a traditional free topic of the Contest.

The most interesting works are usually based on personal impressions, experiences and events. Try to take a closer look at the world around you and reflect what doesn’t allow you staying indifferent.

It may be something unusual or familiar to everyone since re-discovering usual things is also a task for a creator.

“A Journey on the Outskirts”.

In our intense time, we are constantly chasing after novelty and oversea treasures. In this race, we often forget to look around and see something interesting and unique that is next to us permanently. Therefore, sometimes it is worth walking along the outskirts to understand and love yourself, your land and pass your love to others.  

Each topic is a separate category. The jury will estimate the work separately for each of them.

The topic of a work submitted to the Contest must be indicated when filling in the registration form.

New time brings new opportunities. The digital photography and computers greatly facilitated difficult work on creating cartoons and opened a page of school and home animation. Currently, there is a unique niche for little and young artists and their teachers to express their creative ideas in the form of a good cartoon.

Conditions of participation in the Contest of Animated Cartoons:

1/ A work has to be made following the technology of frame by frame filming (stop-motion) with the use of any materials. Works made using computer graphics are not to be considered.

2/ Duration of a work mustn’t exceed 5 minutes.

3/ Technical requirements for a work: a resolution of at least 720x576 for the frame size of 4:3 or 1280х720 for the frame size of 16:9, a recommended codec is H.264.


About 30 years ago, watching filmstrips was a favourite family hobby. In comparison to movies, you could carefully consider each frame, discuss, think, and return to the picture you liked, if necessary. Currently, life is rapidly rushing somewhere ... There is almost no space for calm and thoughtful watching, conversation and discussion.

Let’s try to remember a good old tradition together.

Conditions of participation in the Contest of Slidefilms:

1/ A work has to contain 15-64 frames and can be made using any technique (a picture, a collage, an applique work, puppets, etc.) and materials. Works made using computer graphics are not to be considered.

2/ The works have to be saved in a digital form; a resolution of at least 1600х1200 for the frame size of 4:3 or 1920х1080 for the frame size of 16:19.

3/ The works have to be provided in the form of numbered images in JPEG format or a single file in PDF format.

4/ The text is placed in a separate area under each picture.

General conditions:

1/ Who can participate:

  • Creative teams of art schools, schools of arts, colleges of arts, art studios;
  • Family creative groups;
  • Separate participants who made the whole work by themselves.

Young people, aged 5-18, must be creators of the works.

2/ The work has to be completed in the year of holding the Contest

3/ The work is of a subject-free topic

4/ The work has to contain credits which indicate the name, author (-s), used materials indicating the author and the name (music, film fragments, pictures, drawings, etc.), place and year of the production. 

5/ The works in foreign languages have to have subtitles in Russian, Belarusian or English.

6/ The work has to be submitted:

Option 1: via special free file-sharing services (e.g.,,, Yandex Disk). The link is to be indicated in the registration form.

Option 2: on DVD or CD media which the registration form has to be attached to and submitted to the following address:

Non-governmental Organization “Green Cross Belarus”
Contest “In My Homeland”
222201, Smolevichi,
The Republic of Belarus

(+375 17) 210 00 62

(Provided postal address is complete. The works are picked up directly from the post office by the organizers)

We ask all the participants to use the services of REGULAR or EMS post. DO NOT INDICATE the value (price) of the goods on parcels.



The jury board will include artists, artists-teachers, animation artists and other animation experts.

The jury will consider the works submitted to the Contest in February 2018 and determine prize and diploma winners in various categories. Works of prize winners will be shown during the work of the International Conference of Artists-Teachers in Minsk and at the opening ceremony of the exhibition “In My Homeland” which is to be held in April 2018. Moreover, they will be available in the electronic gallery of art and animation works on the official website of the Contest “In My Homeland” (

The Organizers retain the right to reproduce the submitted works in order to promote and develop the Contest and to use in methodical activities without the author's consent.


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