A unique competition for special children. The “Singing Islands” festival ended with a gala concert – Soviet Sakhalin

The competition was held for the first time in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in 2017. During this time, it expanded its geography and in November of this year gathered a record number of participants in the House of Culture “Rodina” – 167 children from 6 to 18 years old from different regions of the district and Khabarovsk.

Sergey Komkov has been teaching drums for a year.
Author’s photo.

In addition, the sixth festival changed the format of the selection. New nominations have been added – “Fine art”, “Decorative and applied art” and “Video creativity”.

The jury included Oleg Krikun, a musician, a participant in TNT’s “Minute of Fame and Songs”, and Maria Azarskova, an employee of the “Do Good Easily” charity foundation. The winner of the third season of the show “Voice. Children” Daniil Pluzhnikov.

Last year, the Minister of Culture and Archives Nona Lavrik introduced a tradition of awarding the youngest participant in the competition. In 2022, the award went to Mark Devyatkin, who represented Ogonyok Kindergarten in the Fine Art nomination.

The Minister of Social Protection Olga Orlova presented the special award “For devotion to vocal creativity” to Maria Kochaikina.

“I remember her when she was very young,” the minister said. – Even then, she pleased me with her persistence and great desire to achieve incredible success.

“I am very happy to congratulate the winners and participants of the competition,” said Oleg Krikun, a member of the jury, at the final of the competition. – Someone took third place, second or first. Most importantly, don’t get upset. After all, creativity cannot be judged, it cannot be factored into award criteria. And remember, there’s only one person you can compete with, and that’s yourself.


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