IMG 9292Following the flute play by the Zentai Street Elementary School, Szenczi Jánosné, chairman of the Artisan's Association of Fehérvár greeted everyone who came to the opening ceremony of the exhibition of the XII. National Junior Folk Artisan Competition with a Várnai Zseni quote:



Just live, live people!

Our time runs out so fast,
life is merely a moment...
but this can be a wonderful moment
of creative work, art,

which preserves you.

The Community Centre of Debrecen, the Association of Hungarian Folk Artists, the Hungarian Heritage House -  in cooperation with the Artisan Foundation - wished to provide the young hungarian artisans living inside and outside the borders an opportunity to compete and to develop their tradition preserving activity in order to preserve the folk art traditions and to help develop the creatvity of the young.

The works consisted of and tools kid's toys made of natural material by youngsters not older than 25, elementary school and high school students. The competition was organized by the Artisan's Association of Fehérvár.

30 entries arrived from the region including Fejér County, Komárom-Esztergom County and Veszprém County.

Out of the 30 entries, 19 was individual work and 11 was group work.

There were 3 categories by age:
Children - I. 6-10 years old
 - 3 groups
Children - II. 11-14 years old:
 - 4 individual artist
 - 1 group
Junior - 15-25 years old:
 - 15 individual artist
 - 7 groups

Members of the jury:

F. Tóth Mária
Nyikus Anna
Varga Csaba

The jury established 3 categories:
- artworks for exhibition
- recommended artworks for the national exhibition in Debrecen
- special award

The Jury's appreciative words were interpreted by Szenczi Jánosné:

,,The Jury would like to thank the teachers, masters, who showed the students the hungarian folk art, it's motifs and traditions, and who are also responsible for sharing another important thing, the joy of creation.

The jury's message towards the young artists: It was heartwarming to see the many beautiful artwork, the clever solutions. We wish them to continue walking this path and deepen their knowledge according to their age, know, use and love the endless treasures of the hungarian folk art in their artworks more and more. "

According to the jury's decision, the following artists received a certificate of merit or a special award handed over by Szenczi Jánosné, the chariman of The Artisan's Association of Fehérvár and Pongrácz Zoltán, the chairman of the Association of Hungarian Folk Artists.

Children I. category:

- golden handed youngsters" team of Pusztavám

- the workshop of the Zentai Street Elementary School of Székesfehérvár

- the felt workshop of the Munkácsy Mihály Elementary School of Székesfehérvár

Children II. category:

- Svorcz Bernadett

- "Skillful Hands" team of Pusztavám

- Demeter Gabriella

- Farkas Ákos

Junior category:

- Kubicza Gabriella

- Lakat Edina

- Váry Viktória

- Seer Adél

- Hanzli Kitti

- Vásárhelyi Barbara

- Ajtai Eliza

- Kesztyűs Gréta

- Petes András

- Pihokker Judit

- Fülöp Liza

- Repáruk Bence

- Nagy Dániel

- Török Tamás

- German Alexa

- Bikki Ágnes – Pál Éva

- the nemez workshop of the Atilla Király Highschool of Aba

- the weaving workshop of the Atilla Király Highschool of Aba

- the "Tulips" team of  SzC I. István Highschool of Székesfehérvár

- the ceramists team of the Tóparti Highschool of Székesfehérvár

- the "hide gloves" team of the Lorántffy Zsuzsanna Highschool of Dunaújváros

- the "Lory" team of the Lorántffy Zsuzsanna Highschool of Dunaújváros

Special award:

Children II. category:

- Svorcz Bernadett

- "Skillful hands" team of Pusztavám

- Farkas Ákos

Junior Category

- Kubicza Gabriella

- the nemez workshop of the Atilla Király Highschool of Aba

- Petes András

- Repáruk Bence

- the weaving workshop of the Atilla Király Highschool of Aba

Congratulations for the winners.

Szenczi Jánosné opened the exhibition with a Marie Curie quote:

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." (Marie Curie)

Thanks for the Chorus of the Zentai Street Elementary School of Székesfehérvár, Takács Kata poetry reciter and Csikós-Árky Brigitta teacher for their performance on the opening.

The exhibition takes place in the Szent István Community Centre. (Székesfehérvár, Liszt Ferenc s. 1.) and can be visited until 2017.05.20. tuesday-saturday 14-18.

The photos can be seen here in the Gallery.