• 2012-2013 contest is open!


    Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts
    Belarusian Children’s Fund
    Belarusian Public Association “Photoart”

    Organizing committee announces start of IV International photo contest “4383 Days of Childhood” from 20th of November. Contest opening is coincided with the Universal Children's Day celebrated at this date.

    In 1954 UN General Assembly recommended all countries to start practice of celebrating Universal Children's Day as the day of worldwide fraternity and mutual understanding of children dedicated to the activities which are aimed to ensure welfare of children all over the world. It was 20th of November when the Assembly adopted Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
    “4383 Days of Childhood” photo contest within three years has become a prominent event in the photographic life of the Republic of Belarus and an essential part of the Belarusian Children’s Fund’s projects. The contest itself and relevant exhibitions “4383 Days of Childhood” are held under the aegis of the International Children’s Day celebration. And the photos of the contest are exhibited in the museums and galleries of Belarus throughout the year.

    Why 4383 days of childhood? This is the number of days that pass unless the child becomes 12 years old.
    First Belarusian “4383 Days of Childhood” photo contest was held in 2010 within the frames of “Let’s Present a Holiday to Children!” campaign of the Belarusian Children’s Fund. It opened the new page of Belarusian photography. The contest is already mature. During 3 years about 7000 photos were submitted. More than 800 photographers from 9 countries including CIS, Europe and others participated in it. As the outcome of the contest a lot of exhibitions were organized in Belarus.

    Facilitators of the IV International photo contest “4383 Days of Childhood” declare it to open. The Contest is held from 20.11.2012 till 01.06.2013 and consists of two stages.