Kosciuszko Bicentenary International Competition


We are pleased to inform that Kosciuszko Heritage Inc. in Sydney, together with the Committee of the Kosciuszko Mound in Krakow, Kosciuszko Foundation in New York and the Polish Kosciuszko Foundation in Warsaw, announced an international competition in music, literature and graphic arts in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the passing of Tadeusz Kosciuszko.

Tribute to Kosciuszko: A Friend of Humanity

A wonderful opportunity for Lovers of Liberty and Equal Rights to participate in the 2017 Australian Celebrations of the Polish Parliament Proclaimed and UNESCO sanctioned „KOSCIUSZKO BICENTENNIAL”, honoring the 200th Anniversary of Thaddeus Kosciuszko’s passing. The winning submissions will be exhibited in Australia and other countries in 2017, which has been proclaimed by the Polish Parliament as the Year of Tadeusz Kosciuszko; the celebrations in 2017 are officially being held in association with UNESCO.
The competition opened on February 4, 2017 and will close on July, 31, 2017. The results will be revealed in Sydney on October 3, 2017, during a gala event. The competition is open to individuals in two age categories: adults; and high school students (aged 12 to 18). Each entrant may submit up to 3 works, each with a separate Entry Form, under the condition that they depict 3 different episodes of Kosciuszko’s life.
MUSIC competition for previously unpublished songs or musical compositions (e.g. elegies, hymns, ballads, melorecitations, raps or satires) in English or Polish.
GRAPHIC ARTS competition for original portraits, paintings, genre scenes, sketches, cartoons, caricatures, collages, memes, logos and posters – all in digital form.
LITERATURE competition for original stories and poems in English or Polish, of 1000 words or less.
A recommended bibliography, topical iconography along with a list of suggested topics and links to competition background notes, are available on the official website www.kosciuszkoheritage.com/200/en_competition.html.
The creators of the best works will receive a commemorative DVD, comprising a selection of the submitted works. The commemorative DVD will be distributed to relevant media outlets and to Polish community organizations and clubs around the world; all winning works will be published on the internet.
An International Jury Panel of 14 experts has been assembled from Poland, Australia and USA. The Panel is chaired by Prof. Alex Storozynski (U.S.A.), author of the book about Kosciuszko „The Peasant Prince”, a Pulitzer Prize winner; President Emeritus & Chairman of the Board of The Kosciuszko Foundation, and Polish Chair of the Central European Institute at Quinnipiac University.
Contact: Competition Coordinator
Ernestyna Skurjat-Kozek
[email protected]
612-9484 1740
Full text of Competition Guidelines and Entry Form can be found on www.kosciuszkoheritage.com/200.