First International Festival-Contest of Children’s Creativity

«Children for a Better World!»

17-20 July 2019

Zadar, Croatia


International School «Integration XXI Century», with the assistance of Vladimir Spivakov from the International Charity Fund, the mayor’s office of Zadar (Croatia), Rossotrudnichestvo and the personal participation of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Croatia will be holding an international festival-contest of Children’s Creativity on the Adriatic coast, the oldest historical and cultural center of Croatia and Europe — the city of Zadar. The competition will be held from 17 to 20 July on the best stages in the city.


  • bringing together children from different parts of the world with the help of art;
  • promote the unity of different national cultures;
  • development of interethnic and international relations in the field of culture;
  • identification, support and promotion of talented young performers and creative teams;
  • aesthetic and humanitarian education of children and youth.


July 16 — arrival and accommodation of participants. Organizational meeting for team leaders (evening).

Day 1 (17.07):

  • Rehearsal
  • Grand Opening 
  • Performances of the contestants

Day 2 (18.07):

  • Rehearsal
  • Excursion
  • Performances of the contestants


3rd day (19.07):

  • Rehearsal
  • Closing ceremony of the contest-festival. Award ceremony. Gala concert
  • Excursion

Day 4 (20.07):

  • Free day. Departure 


Nomination «CHOREOGRAPHY»:

(collectives, soloists, duets)

  • classical dance;
  • folk choreography;
  • sports choreography (hip-hop, disco, techno, street, break-dance, as well as other street styles);
  • contemporary choreography (jazz, modern, neoclassical, contemporary);
  • variety choreography (modern ballet, show groups, step);
  • ballroom choreography.

Conditions of participation:

  • each team must provide 1 or 2 choreographic compositions in one nomination lasting 2-5 minutes. Each soloist performs one piece for up to 4 minutes;
  • all songs must be recorded on flash media;
  • in the application, indicate whether the breakdown of rooms or work will be carried out in one unit. 

Nomination «THEATRE”:

  • drama performance;
  • musical performance and musical;
  • stage art and solo performance (reciters);
  • fashion theater, fashion collections, fashion shows.

Conditions of participation:

  • a dramatic or musical performance of no more than 30 minutes;
  • mobile decorations are allowed, phonograms are given in advance in electronic form.Be sure to fill in the technical rider in the application;
  • stage art-1 or 2 rooms of no more than 3 minutes. 

Nomination “VOCAL ART”:

  • academic vocal (solo and ensemble), folk vocal (solo and ensemble);
  • pop-jazz vocals (solo and ensemble);
  • rock and rap (solo and ensemble); 

Conditions of participation:

  • Ensemble, trio, Duo, soloist-2 diverse works;
  • Chorus-arbitrary program, timing no more than 10 minutes.

 Repertoire free;

  • phonogram on flash-card; 
  • concertmaster is not available;
  • during application, please indicate whether or not the breakdown of the rooms or the work will be done in a single block. 


  • piano solo, piano ensembles in 4 hands;
  • piano duet;
  • folk instruments (soloists and ensembles);
  • orchestral instruments (soloists and ensembles);
  • soloists and ensembles: guitar, violin, cello, double bass;
  • shock; 


Conditions of participation:

  • Each performer must provide 2 contest compositions of no more than 10 minutes.


  • figure;
  • folk craft;
  • tapestries, batik;
  • decoupage

Conditions of participation:

  • No more than three works performed in one technique. 

Nomination «Artistic Word”:

  •  prose;
  • fable;
  • poetry;
  • documentary genre
  • epistolary genre

The terms of participation

  • completeness and expressiveness of the disclosure of the theme of the work;
  • diction;
  • participants perform a work, the timing of which should not exceed 7 minutes

Age groups for all categories:

  • Group A — up to 8 years
  • Group C — 9-12 years
  • Group C — 13-15 years
  • Group D — 16-18 years


The jury consists of notable individuals from the world of culture and art, professors, associate professors of higher musical educational institutions of Russia and Europe:

Grigoriy  Gladkov (Chairman of the jury)

Composer, Honored artist of the Russian Federation, member of the Union of composers and the Union of cinematographers of Russia. Academician of the children’s television national Academy of Russia, laureate of the Roland Bykov children’s film and television development Fund. Author of a large number of albums with songs for children (Russia).

Natalia Vorobyova – Hrzhich

Soviet actress, writer and poet, member of the Union of writers of Russia and Croatia (Croatia).

Mladena Gavran

Theater and film actress. Winner of awards in the field of dramatic art (Croatia).

Peter Gulko

Honored artist of Russia and Ukraine, artistic Director of the international charity Fund Vladimir Spivakov, winner of the UNESCO prize (Russia).

Catherine Messner

Associate Professor of the piano Department of the Moscow Conservatory, soloist of the Moscow concert Philharmonic Department. Laureate of International competitions (Russia).

Maria Nefedova

Musical Director and soloist of the Pokrovsky Ensemble. Teacher of vocal-plastic and speech techniques in Russia, USA and Germany. Winner of international competitions. Member of the Union of theatre workers of the Russian Federation (Russia).

Ekaterina Shirman

Laureate of the State Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation, Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation, Laureate of the Prize of Moscow, Executive Director of the International Charitable Foundation Vladimir Spivakov and the International Charitable Foundation for Helping Young Pianists Vladimir Krainev (Russia).

Tamara Kazakova 

Honored worker of culture of the Russian Federation, Deputy Director of Academic music college at the Moscow State Conservatory, named after Tchaikovsky P.I., Director of the ensemble of soloists «Premiere».

Branca Vishich Caravida (Croatia) 

Honorary member of the community of Croatian musicians and choreographers who select and train talented young people. Member of the jury of International music competitions. Director of the music school «Blagoe Bersa» (Zadar).

Luko Paletak

Is a Croatian writer, translator, academician of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences; author of numerous books in the genre of poetry, children’s literature, research, articles, essays and anthologies.



Grand-Prix — 500 euro. Participants of the contest-festival are awarded with special prizes and diplomas. Each category and age category are awarded the title of Laureate of I, II, III degrees, as well as the title of Diploma I, II, III degrees. The absolute winner of the festival is awarded the title of Grand Prix winner. Special prizes and scholarship to the winner of the competition from the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation.

Organizing Committee of the festival “Children for a better world”:

  • International school “Integration of XXI Century”
  • Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Fund
  • The office of «Rossotrudnichestvo» in Croatia
  • The Russian Embassy in Croatia
  • City hall of Zadar (Croatia)


The cost of participation in the international festival is 400 euro per person. The price includes:

  • accommodation
  • shuttle/transfer 
  • three meals a day (FB) 
  • organization fee
  • 2 excursions, entertainment programme
  • master-classes from professional jury
Additional charges for air ticket and visa (if needed).


To Apply, please fill in the Festival 2019 Application Forms which can be found here. First, use form N1 for Head of Groups and supporting adults, next, form N2 for Festival participants by nomination. Please send filled out forms to

Application Deadlines (for schools and other organizations):

The deadline for applications is July 5th.

The deadline for payment of participation in the festival is July 5th.

(Please check for application confirmation in your inbox)

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