The first stage of the Children's Art Festival, jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Science and Education, and the Heydar Aliyev Center, in honor of the 100th anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev, is currently underway.
The first stage of the festival began on April 17 in 120 institutions all over the country.
The festival, comprising three rounds and featuring 21 categories across three age groups (6–9 years, 10–13 years, and 14–17 years), attracted approximately 27,000 participants from all regions and cities of the republic, including the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
Over 2,500 experts are involved in the festival's award panel. Three experts are designated for each nomination. Additionally, 450 coordinators and 250 system administrators will be working during the festival.
To maintain objectivity and transparency during the festival, the names of the judges will remain undisclosed.
Note that the first stage of the festival, consisting of both professional and amateur categories, will be held from April to June. The second stage of the festival will take place from June to August, and the winners of this stage will earn the opportunity to compete in the final stage.
The final stage will take place in Baku in September. Information regarding the venue, date, and time will be announced on the festival's official website and through mass media.
At the conclusion of the festival, the city or district that demonstrated the greatest level of involvement and participation in numerous categories will be awarded the right to host the festival the following year.