Visual arts competition for children and teenagers aged 6 to 16
400 years after the death of William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet – the most famous couple of all time – remain forever young!
Throughout the ages, their love story has continued to inspire wonderful musical creations, six of which will be presented at a concert organised by the Megaron and the Athens State Orchestra entitled Romeo and Juliet x 6 at 11.30 on Sunday 20 November 2016 at the Christos Lambrakis Hall.
In partnership with the Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall and as part of our Shakespeare Lives programme marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we invite children and teenagers aged 6 to 16 to take part in a visual arts competition inspired by the concert.
To enter the competition, participants must submit a project – a drawing, a collage or a digital design – inspired by Romeo and Juliet and the music which will be performed at the concert.
How to enter the competition
Who can enter?
Anyone between the ages of 6 and 16 can submit an entry. Group entries are not permitted.
What is the theme?
Entries must be inspired by the story of Romeo and Juliet and the way the six composers have captured it in the musical pieces that will be performed by the Athens State Orchestra at the concert on 20 November 2016.
What do I have to do before starting my project?
First, you should read the story of Romeo and Juliet if you are not already familiar with it. Then you should listen to the six pieces of music to be performed at the concert and choose the one that you find most inspiring. You can also search for more information on the pieces online. Next, create a unique project, choosing either a drawing, a collage or a digital design, which must be related to the music and the story of Romeo and Juliet.
Where can I listen to the music?
All the pieces are available on CD.
You can also find them on YouTube:
- Vincenzo Bellini – I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Opera in Two Acts: Overture (1’ 01” to 5’ 43”)
- Hector Berlioz – Roméo et Juliette, Symphonie Dramatique: III. Scène d’Amour
- P. I. Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
- Sergei Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet Ballet: Dance of the Knights
- Leonard Bernstein – West Side Story: Overture
- Nino Rota – Romeo and Juliet Suite (OST for Franco Zeffirelli’s film)
Can I submit more than one project?
No, each participant can only submit one project.
How do I submit my project?
Projects must be submitted electronically. If the project is a drawing or collage, it should be scanned or photographed and converted into a .jpg file at 300 dpi resolution.
The digital file should be named with the participant's full name (first name and surname) using the Latin alphabet.
Participants also need to submit the registration form signed by their parents or guardians, and again the file should be named with the participant’s full name using the Latin alphabet.
When is the deadline for submissions?
23 October 2016, 23.59
How will the winners be decided?
A panel of judges appointed by the organisers will choose six winning projects.
When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced on 20 November 2016 at the end of the concert at the Christos Lambrakis Hall at the Megaron, and they will receive a certificate for their participation. In the event of their absence, certificates will be sent by post.
Display of projects
The organisers reserve the right to display the projects submitted for the competition during the concert, whether they have won or not.
For further information, please contact Sofia Topouzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.