Cooperative banks fine arts competition for children and youngsters

The main theme of the competition in 2019 is "Music stirs emotions". The duration of the competition is from 4 February to 22 March 2019. The competition is open to all children aged between 6 and 13, and it is jointly organised by OP cooperative banks, arts teachers and schools.

Jugend Creativ is an international fine arts competition arranged by European cooperative banks. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the world’s largest fine arts competition for children and youngsters. Participants include young people from Italy, Austria, Luxembourg, France, Germany and Switzerland, as well as Finland. The competition is being held for the 49th time internationally and for the 43nd time in Finland. Up to 800,000 young artists participate in the competition each year.

Each year, the national competition involves some 20,000 children’s drawings from all over Finland. For several years, Finnish children and youngsters have succeeded quite well also in the international competition. 

Hilma Holkko
Hilma Holkko

The main theme of the competition in 2019 is "Music stirs emotions".

The duration of the competition is from 4 February to 22 March 2019. The competition is open to all children aged between 6 and 13, and it is jointly organised by OP cooperative banks, arts teachers and schools. Teachers have a key role in guiding and inspiring children and youngsters in this competition, which may lead to a success at local, national and international levels. All competition entries must be submitted to an OP cooperative bank by 22 March 2019. The banks will award the best artworks of their region. The local winning works will be sent to the national finals, where the five best artists of each category will be rewarded with money prizes at the award ceremony to be held in Helsinki in May.

Each school can decide for themselves whether or not to participate in the competition. According to the instructions of the Finnish National Agency for Education, participation in the competition requires permission by the parents or guardians of the pupils. All participants must have the permission by their parents or legal guardian in writing in order to be able to participate in the competition.

The national winning works of 2018. The main theme of the competition was "Inventions change our lives".

 

 

Winners of a fine-arts-competition in the 6–8-year-old category

1. Hilma Holkko, Parainen "In search of treasure"

2. Aino Laurila, Sotkuma, ”Friends together”

3. Olli Vanne, Rauma, ”During swimming practice”

4. Vera Kuusela, Sahi, ”While watching the Northern Lights”

5. Iina Hassinen, Louhioja, ”Canine pals”

Winners of a fine-arts-competition in the 9-10-year-old category

1. Kaisa Holkko, Parainen, "Leap into the clouds"

2. Miisa Rinne, Alavus

3. The leaves are falling, the girls are saying let’s play!

4. Selina Roos, Joutsa, ”Shared feelings”

5. Niitty Manninen, Luumäki, ”4 friends”

Winners of a fine-arts-competition in the 11-13-year-old category

1. Elina Mäkiranta, Alavus

2. Mette Katriina Huovila, Kouvola, ”Flowery imagining”

3. Adetta Vuori, Helsinki, ”Winter joy”

4. Elsa Räisänen, Sotkuma, ”We’ll conquer the highest peaks together”

5. Aino Vuolli, Parikkala, ”Friends are great”

Winners of a fine-arts-competition in the 14-18-year-old category

1. Aitor Westerlund Angué, Lemland "Vänner även under havet"

2. Emilia Röyttä, Espoo, ”Laughter”

3. Taru Räikkälä, Pori, ”Us against the world”

4. Kaarina Leminen, Punkalaidun, ”Travellers”

5. Eva Al-Khanji, Oulu, ”Unlimited”