Monday, July 16, 2018

Sochi 2014 Olympics committee launches art contest

The organizing committee of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic games and the XI Paralympic Winter games have announced an art competition to promote the upcoming event.

With participation from Yekaterinburg's department of culture, the committee will accept submissions from artists of all disciplines, including musicians, painters and acrobats. Artists can submit individually or as a group online, according to

In the first round of the competition, anyone can go online and vote for their favorite submissions. Submissions from the finalists will be presented to representatives from the department of culture. Ultimately, the department will select three winners.

Those selected will perform or exhibit their art to Olympic spectators in Sochi. Winners will be paid to travel to Sochi and given lodging accommodations. Finalists will be given the opportunity to present their work during the games in Sochi, but must pay for their own travel and lodging.

Applications will be available until the end of August 2013. The first round of finalists will be announced on September 10, reports.