Mr Ludomir Handzel Mayor of Nowy Sącz
Youth Palace in Nowy Sącz, Poland

2023 theme: „Garlands and herbaria”
We encourage young artists to portray garlands and herbaria and highlight their importance.
Garlands generally symbolize purity, beauty, peace, love and passion.
Herbaria, dried pressed plant specimens are a gold mine of information about plants and the world they inhabit.

Age requirement
This juried art competition is open to children and youth aged 5 -18.

Medium and format
The work can be expressed in any still medium: painting, drawing, collage, etc.
A chosen medium ought to be flat. The maximum format for an entry is 100 × 70 cm.
Each contestant can send only one piece of art and must be the creator of the art submitted to the competition. It must not be a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material.
The work must be completed within the last six months and could not have been awarded in any other art competition.

Judging criteria:
Does the artwork fit the theme of the competition?
Is there a creative interpretation of the theme?
Is the originality of the work interesting?
The judges will be looking for works of art which present the young artist’s unique interpretation of the theme and how colours define their works.
The judges’ decision is final.

Submission deadlines
All artworks must be submitted until April 7, 2023. No artworks will be accepted past the posted deadline. Please, make sure that your postal service is able to deliver them by that time.

Artist notification
Winners will be notified by e-mail and on our website on April 14, 2023. The certificates and prizes will be presented at the gallery opening on April 21, 2023 at the Youth Palace.
All winning entries will be displayed on our website in the “Multimedia Gallery”.

Entry form
Mail-in entries must be accompanied by one original Entry Form per artist. Each artwork must be clearly marked with the artist’s name, age and the contact on a label stuck on the back. Only properly marked works, together with fully completed Entry Forms will be accepted. Works should be placed in an unsealed plastic sleeve and attached to the Entry Form.

By entering this competition you are granting us a license to reproduce images of your artwork on our website and in our newsletters, and in the marketing of the art competition to the general public.
Artworks will not be used for any other purpose than that which is stated here.
The works are not returned.

Please send your entries to:
Pałac Młodzieży, Rynek 14, 33-300 Nowy Sącz, Poland (“GARLANDS AND HERBARIA”)

Please send all questions regarding the competition to the coordinator Lucyna Urbańska at: