The competition for the most beautiful children’s pictures of colts and horses with topic „Happy colts“ was announced as part of the HORSES TO CHILDREN project. The competition was for Czech children who lives in Croatia and for children from chosen primary schools in Opava. Children could draw or paint. Children between 6 and 15 years could register and they were divided to 3 categories.
Some pictures were put in new full-colour photographic book „Horse Tony and his friends“ which is full of funny photographs of colts taken by Dalibor Gregor and added texts by Vaclav Barta who is known by children from books and songs and as the author of lyrics of „Princezna ze mlejna“.
The most beautiful pictures, which were picked by jury, were exposed and presented at exhibition in Croatia specifically in Zahreb as a part of celebration of 90th anniversary of Czech primary school.
In Czech republic pictures were exposed at area „U vodnika Slamy“ in Haj in Silesia and in Opava. Exhibition was visited by famous Czech actor and lover of horses Vaclav Vydra and actor, dubbing artist, host, singer and member of Hamleti group Mr. Jakub Wehrenberg. Monika Zidkova Miss Czech Republic 1995 and Miss Europe 1995 came to support children with their creation. Mr. Vaclav Barta Czech director, author, dramatist, poet, script writer, singer and compositor saw the whole exhibition and rated it very positively.
For the 90th anniversary of the Czech school in Zagreb, we held meeting with photographer Dalibor Gregor and Czech children and parents living in the Republic of Croatia in the premises of the Czech Beseda in Zagreb on 26. 10. 2013. The winners received the best picture books about horses from the photographer Dalibor Gregor and also attended a one-day photographic course “How to take picture of horses.”
The schools that participated in the project HORSES FOR CHILDREN in the competition for the most beautiful pictures of foals and horses on the theme “Happy foals”:
– Česká doplňovací škola České besedy Záhřeb, Záhřeb, Chorvatská republika
– Česká základní škola J. A. Komenského, Daruvar, Chorvatská republika
– Česká základní škola Josefa Růžičky, Končanica, Chorvatská republika
– ZŠ Podmurvice, Rijeka, Chorvatská republika
– ZŠ San Niccolò, Rijeka, Chorvatská republika
– Základní umělecká škola, Opava, Solná 8, příspěvková organizace, Česká republika
– ZŠ T. G. Masaryka Opava, Riegrova 13, příspěvková organizace, Česká republika
– Základní škola Opava, Boženy Němcové 2, příspěvková organizace, Česká republika
– Základní škola Opava, Vrchní 19, příspěvková organizace, Česká republika