Summer creatively – results of the young talent competition
Singing is a great spiritual value for me, it is a kind of voice of soul and heart. I have been working as a teacher since 1988 and I have always been delighted by the pure childish voice - naturally beautiful. All the singers showed extraordinary courage and talent, May life give them a chance for artistic fulfillment. For us teachers, educators, let the talent of children be visible, like an uncut diamond. To discover them, help in learning, support in development and only songs performed by children will become our greatest, priceless reward for us.
Brygida Borecka, member of the international jury
Nothing less, nothing more. Children are our future, which we shape – parents, instructors, educators, educational institutions, cultural institutions.
Not only vocalists took part in the online competitions of the summer season "Benefis Foundation" - "Digi-Form-Art of Culture Caravan" and "Star Bridge of the Islands Worldwide".
The Organizing Committee registered 306 applications. Participants showed their skills in various nominations and under nominations, styles and genres:
- vocals (pop, folk, jazz, rock, musical, ballad, classical singing, patriotic song, film song, Christmas carols and songs, children's song, crossover, world hit; video production and vocals with own accompaniment);
- instrumental music (piano, church organ, violin, cello, guitar, kanklės, flute, saxophone, clarinet, oboe, drums);
- choreography (pop, K-pop, ballet, jazz, modern, freestyle, folk dance, show dance, dance theater, coverdance);
- theatre and recitation;
- modeling (photomodel, defile);
- visual arts (painting, drawing, ceramics, upcycling).
The competition eliminations were attended by solo, duets, groups – a total of 409 participants from 26 countries: Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Norway, Polish, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Moldova and others.
Poland was represented by 41 cities: Aleksandrów Kujawski, Aleksandrów Łódzki, Będzin, Bielawa, Bielsko-Biała, Cedynia, Czarnówka, Dratów, Gdańsk, Janów Lubelski, Jasło, Kłodzko, Koszalin, Kraków, Kraśnik, Legnica, Leżajsk, Limanowa, Lublin, Łęczna, Łódź, Momoty Górne, Moryń, Nowy Targ, Polanica-Zdrój, Poznań, Puchaczów, The gmina contains the villages of Strumień, Strzegom, Suwałki, Szczecin, Świdnik, Tomaszów Lubelski, Tychy, Warsaw, Wolbrom, Wolsztyn, Wrocław, Zielona Góra, Żory and Żywiec.
If we take into account the countries from which some of the jury members come from, we will add 5 more countries: United Arab Emirates, North Macedonia, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Bahrain. So in this summer artistic season we have representatives of 31 countries.
This time the "Star Bridge of the Islands Worldwide" competition was organized by the "Benefis Foundation" (Wolin Island) together with the partner "Java Dance Theatre" from the city of Wellington in New Zealand (North Island).
The jury evaluated the selection of repertoire, the skills of the performers, artistry, the choice of costumes and props, the general artistic expression. The assessment of the participants was individual depending on their age.
After watching the recordings, by a special decision of the Chairman and Vice-President of the Jury, it was decided to award the Grand Prix in several nominations separately.
"Digi-Form-Art" competition ("Caravan of Culture"):
GRAND-PRIX VOCAL, 26+ y.o. (Senior II)
GRAND-PRIX VISUAL ARTS, 10-12 y.o. (Junior II)
Instructor Hanna Kościelska, Primary School of the "Educator" Association
GRAND-PRIX MUSIC, 20-25 y.o. (Senior I)
Pedagogue prof. dr hab. Andrzej Rzymkowski, Accompanist Krzysztof Augustyn
Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow
GRAND-PRIX DANCE, 20-25 y.o. (Senior I)
Manager Ania Młodzińska
Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland, Warsaw-Gdansk-Wroclaw
"Star Bridge" competition:
GRAND-PRIX VOCAL, 10-12 y.o. (Junior II)
Teacher Ursel Oja
Ülenurme Muusikakool, Estonia, Tartumaa
GRAND-PRIX VISUAL ARTS, 10-12 y.o. (Junior II)
Netherlands, Almere (Ukraine, Odessa)
GRAND-PRIX MUSIC, 10-12 y.o. (Junior II)
Happy Kids (Felicyta and Felicjan Sokołowscy)
Instructor Monika Sokołowska
In addition to diplomas and thanks, the best participants receive additional prizes from co-organizers, partners and sponsors of the artistic projects "Caravan of Culture" and "Islands All the World". These are special certificates and invitations to participate free of charge or reduced in international competitions in Indonesia, France, Italy, Romania, Estonia, Israel, Poland, Germany, Serbia, North Macedonia, Croatia, Cyprus.
The "Benefis Foundation" would like to thank the jurors, partners, co-organizers and patrons for their help and support of the summer edition of the "Digi-Form-Art of Culture Caravan" and "Star Bridge of the Islands Worldwide" competitions.
We would like to congratulate all participants on the results and encourage them to continue their creative activity and participate in the competitions of the autumn edition.