The objective of the festivals is to establish fruitful contacts, enhance international connections and cooperation by means of children’s artistic endeavour, development of young generation’s potential by means of art.

Main festival objectives:

  • Renaissance, preservation, development of national cultures and strengthening of international cooperation;
  • Development of high-level moral and ethical features of character of young generation, active living position through various means of art;
  • Meeting the best artistic groups, establishment of fruitful contacts between artistic groups, experience exchange between countries-participants of the festival in the sphere of musical-aesthetic education;
  • Establishment of the background to support and develop children’s and youth’s artistic endeavour;
  • Involvement of leading specialists and outstanding people of art and culture to cooperation with artistic groups;
  • Improvement of professional skills and qualification of leaders and teachers of artistic groups and performers.



Children creative groups and solo performers at 5 to 25 years take part in the following nominations and genres: vocal, choreography, original, instrumental and theatrical genres, including fine art-students and decorative-applied art studios.



The head of jury of the festival-contest is ZENOVIY KORINETS – director-general-art director of the National Honored academic Ukrainian folk chorus named after G.Veriovka, professor of National M. Drahomanov Pedagogical University, doctor philosophy, People’s artist of Ukraine.
The jury of the festival consists of leading specialists in culture and art of Austria, Ukraine, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Hungary and other countries.




/ academic, variety, folklore, song-theatre /

  1. Solo
  2. Ensemble /duet, trio, quartet, etc./
  3. Chorus
  • 1 age category — 5 — 9 years;
  • 2 age category — 10 — 12 years;
  • 3 age category — 13 — 16 years;
  • 4 age category — 17 — 20 years;
  • 5 age category — 21 — 25 years.

Assessment criteria:

  • Musical talent, artistic interpretation of the musical composition;
  • Clarity of the intonation and the quality of sound;
  • Distinctiveness of timbre and the potential of voice;
  • Musical talent, artistry, artistic interpretation of the musical composition;
  • Stage culture;
  • Complexity of the repertoire;
  • Correspondence of the repertoire to the performer’s age category, artistic skills;
  • Performance skills.


/classical, ball, variety, folklore dance, styling folklore dance, modern, dance-theatre, show, variety sport dance/

  1. Solo
  2. Ensemble /duet, trio, quartet, etc./.
  • 1 age category of the participants — 5 — 9 years;
  • 2 age category of the participants — 10 — 12 years;
  • 3 age category of the participants — 13 — 16 years;
  • 4 age category of the participants — 17 — 20 years;
  • 5 age category of the participants — 21 — 25 years.

Assessment criteria:

  • Performance skills– the technique movements;
  • Compositional layout of the turn;
  • Correspondence of the repertoire to the performers age criteria;
  • Stage effectiveness (plastic movements, costume, properties, the culture of performance);
  • Selection and correspondence of musical and choreographic material;
  • Artistry, manner of interpretation of the artistic image.


/Folklore and ethnographical groups and soloists which represent numbers and programs, created on the basis of folklore, national (regional, local) customs and rites – vocal groups and soloists, song and dace companies, instrumental companies of performers, soloists and groups of performers of folk dance/

Assessment criteria:

  • Quality of folklore material used (artistic value, ethnographic value)
  • Style accordance with performance, illustration, manner, attributes, costumes with national (regional, local) customs;
  • Quality of music and plastic national (regional and local) customs imaging;
  • Spectacular solution of program (number), vividness and originality of presentation, originality of portrayal form;
  • Accordance and culture of costumes, instruments and properties with program (number) theme;
  • Completeness and quality of requirements fulfillment, brought to the vocal, instrumental, choreographic styles and above noted.


/plastic study, acrobatics, equilibrium, antipode, caoutchouc, jugglery, clownery etc./

  1. Solo
  2. Ensemble
  • No age categories.
  • Circus collective is offered to present a circus composition.

Assessment criteria:

  • Level of the circus preparation and performance skills;
  • Technical possibilities of the performers;
  • Artistry, theatrical effectiveness (plastic movements, costume, the culture of performing);
  • Artistic approach to the selection of the repertoire;
  • Complexity of the fulfillment of the program;
  • Artistic design of the program, properties.


/popular, symphonic, variety etc./

  1. Solo
  2. Ensemble
  • 1 age category of the participants — 5 — 8 years;
  • 2 age category of the participants — 9 — 12 years;
  • 3 age category of the participants — 13 — 15 years;
  • 4 age category of the participants — 16 — 20 years;
  • 5 age category of the participants — 21 — 25 years.

Assessment criteria:

  • Level of ability to use an instrument;
  • Clearness of the intonation and musical system;
  • Complexity of the repertoire and arrangement;
  • Technological possibilities of the ensemble execution;
  • Ability of the dynamic palette of the sound;
  • Musical talent, artistic ness, artistic interpretation of the musical composition;
  • Artistic individuality (for the soloists).


/amateur groups of all trends of the theatrical art take part in the competition/

  • Groups present for the competition variety entertainments, mono-performances, etudes, scenes from the performances or plays, which have finished composition;
  • No age categories.

Assessment criteria:

  • Absolute and expressive of exposure of the theme of work;
  • Revealing and vividness of the artistic images, mastery level;
  • Scene effectiveness (plastic movements, costume, the culture of fulfillment);
  • Decorative design of the performance, properties;
  • Actors’ articulation;
  • Correspondence of the repertoire to age peculiarities of performers.


  • Each group presents for the contest a show collection, which should consist of one or combine several topics;
  • No age categories.

Assessment criteria:

  • Composition integrity, originality of director’s solution;
  • Style consistency (costume, hairstyle, choreography, musical illustration);
  • Additions and accessories;
  • Artistic solution complexity;
  • Quality and mastery;
  • Artistry of performance;
  • Dance elements and music selection;
  • Theme and group overall impression.




/in oil, water-color, gouache, pastel, mixed technique/


/picture, printed artistic pictures (engraving, lithography, monotype etc.), placard, caricature, etc./


/carving, hewing, modeling, casting, forging, engraving/

  • 1 st age category — до 16 years;
  • 2 nd age category — до 25 years.

Assessment criteria:

  • Artistic individuality and skill of the master;
  • Mastering of the bases of the composition;
  • Ability of the technique, in which the work is realized;
  • Original introduction of the topic;
  • Art taste and vision of the perspective;
  • Color determination.

Ornamental and applied creativity and handicraft

/decorative painting, artistic embroidery, tapestries, batik, wicker-work of rod, straw, pottery, fret-work and inlaid-work, bead-needlework, macram?, design of national clothes, knitting and crocheting, floristique etc./

Assessment criteria:

  • Artistic uniqueness and the professionalism of master;
  • Knowledge and reflection of national peculiarities of handicraft;
  • Good command of the selected technique;
  • Color correlations of the manufactured items;
  • Suitable application of the ornamental motives in compositions;
  • Aesthetic value of manufactured items;
  • Artistic taste and originality of material application in manufacture.

Photography and photo graphics

/portraits, still lives, landscapes, genre pictures, reporter event pictures, performed on the photographic film by digital camera in black-and-white or color image/

  • 1 st age category — до 16 years;
  • 2 nd age category — до 25 years.

Assessment criteria:

  • Creative individuality and author mastery;
  • Theme disclosure originality;
  • Artistic taste;
  • Basics of composition and illumination knowledge;
  • Color solution;
  • Photo-equipment and computer working knowledge.


  • To participate in the contest it is necessary to provide the following documents to the organizational committee:
    1. Participant’s application form (appendix № 1);
    2. Duplicates of diplomas of prize-places in regional, inter-regional, state and international contests (if there are any);
    3. Two color electronic photos in tif, jpg format (photo size there shouldn’t be less than one megabyte)
      and e-mail them to: gals_ods@ukr.net;
    4. Nominees in «fine art» have to e-mail one personal color photo and one photo of the composition announced in the competition.
  • Vocalists (soloists, duets and ensembles) present two diverse works not exceeding 7 minutes in total.
  • Choreographic groups present two turns in one or more nominations, provided that mass turn does not exceed 6 minutes and solo – 3 minutes; ball dance ensembles: for formation – not more than 7 min., mixes and concert turns – 4-5 min.).
  • Folklore and ethnographical groups presents one program for competition, length up to 10 minutes.
    For vocal groups of performers within the program it is necessary to image performance without music illustration (a’capella). Soloists (small ensembles) presented their competitive numbers, lasing up to 3 minutes; for the vocal performers one of their works should be performed without music illustration (a’capella).
  • If choreographic (vocal) group (soloist) appears in several age or genre categories, only one composition in each nomination will suffice, provided that the total number of the group’s application form should be no more than five.
  • Payment for the fee for participation in the festival includes not more than 5 applications from one creative team (taking into account small groups – an ensemble, a duett, a soloist). Every next application is accepted for additional payment that makes 50 Euro for soloists; 100 Euro for music groups.
  • Soloist-instrumentalists present two diverse works with duration of 7 min., and instrumental ensembles – not exceeding 10 min.
  • Groups of original genre present two works with duration not exceeding 15 min.
  • Theatrical groups present the compositionally complete performance with duration no more than 15 minutes.
  • Groups and soloists, who represent their national culture, are given the priority during the evaluation process.
  • Nominees in «Fine Art» prepare for the competition no more than five compositional pieces. The format of the pictorial and graphic works must be no shorter than A-4, graphic works must be drawn up in the passe-partout form. A special badge dedicated exclusively to the competition should indicate the title of work, the technique, background information about the author (name, surname, date of birth) and the complete title of the educational establishment and the initials of the group leader. Participation in the open air is obligatory.
  • Participants of «photography and photographics» nomination should present for competition not less than 3, and up to 5 photos 13cm x 18 cm. Participation in the photo-open air is obligatory.
  • A participant or a group has the right to be a bid in several nominations on the condition that a separate application form is provided for each nomination.
  • Previously performed turns and works are dismissed from the festival project «Constellation».


  • The results of the competition and rewards are present in the following nominations: CHOREOGRAPHY; VOCAL; ORIGINAL, INSRUMENTAL and THEATRICAL GENRES considering the division into age categories. Successful candidates or nominees are awarded the title of Grand Prix winner, laureates of three prize places- Gold, Silver, Bronze Constellation- including diploma-winners. Finally, participants are awarded special prizes and diplomas.
  • The finale of the Fine Art competition results is awarding three prize places in two sections (painting /drawing and decorative-applied art /handicraft) and in two age categories with awarding the diplomas of Gold, Silver and Bronze Constellation.
  • In case of absence of nominees for Grand Prix and prize places, these places are not awarded.
  • The duplication of prize places (two first places, second and so on) is allowed according to the results of the competition.
  • Prizes and awards handing is carried out on Gala concert. The producer group based on the jury’s decisions works out the Gala-concert programmer.
  • Competitors performances are to be evaluated on 10-points scale. After assessments giving an average mark developed. Jury chairman has one additional vote when controversial question decision.
  • Decision of the jury is final and cannot be changed.


  • Phonograms should be provided in following formats: MP3, WAVE, WMA; on a digital media (flash drive), previously tested by antivirus software.
  • The names of the tracks on the digital medium must coincide with the submitted applications (name of the group or surname of the performer, piece title, and its duration).
  • It is impossible for the soloists to use phonogram “plus”.
  • It is prohibited to use phonograms in which back vocal part doubles the main part of a soloist.
  • One mark point will be removed if performance lasts more than one minute. Phonogram stops consequently.
  • Vocal collectives, with the total number of members exceeding four people, are permitted to utilize their own radio microphones or various “head” appliances just in case the latter are UHF (ultra-high frequency).
  • For guitarists with acoustic guitars it is necessary to have a three-metre-long wire.
  • It is prohibited to use synthesizer as auto accompaniment in instrumental genre.
  • It is impossible to use personal microphone and illuminating apparatus during competition process.


  • Organizational committee is responsible for preparation and execution of the festival.
  • Organizational committee affirms the jury staff for each nomination, members of which are leading specialists of culture and art of Austria, Ukraine, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Hungary and other countries.
  • To receive visa invitation, the leader provides the lists of participants (by e-mail) according to definite standard:
    NAME Date of birth № Passport Date of expiry
    14.06.1999 62 № 1649558 21.07.2020

    Attention! Passport has to be valid no shorter than 6 month after the trip!

  • Organizational committee has the right to use and spread (without payment of fee to the participants and guests of the competition) audio and video records executed during the festival and also as a right to spread: audio, video, printed and other materials during the competition and by its results.
  • Each group is obliged to have conformable number of attendants (15 children + 1 leader), who have a notaries certified permission of both parents for a child to leave abroad and who guarantee the security of participants.
  • It is necessary to give information for the press where it must be included creative biography, interesting facts from group’s (soloist’s) life, color photos (on arriving to the festival) for publishing an article about the group (soloist) on informative site of the organizers of the festival.
  • Participants of the festival have the right for promotion of their sponsor. For this participant should send a logotype of his sponsor, the name of the firm, and the director’s name.
  • Non-compliance with the requirements of these Regulations excludes the participation in festival-competition.
  • Before the accommodation in a hotel, the group leader shall donate 10 Euro per capita, in case of possible damages to the hotel. If the hotel does not have any objections to participants, who leave the hotel, the insurance is given back.
  • The schedule of excursions, mentioned in the festival program, shall be verified by group leaders at the initial meeting
  • Orgcommittee retains the right to settle the questions not elucidated in the Regulations.
  • In case of application giving for festival event, it is necessary to specify the voucher value!!!