Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design


The Eighth International Student Photo Contest "Garyacha Kryga" ("Hot Ice")

The Eighth International Student Photo Contest "Garyacha Kryga" (further – Contest) will be held among students, masters and postgraduates of educational institutions of Ukraine, other countries of Europe and the world at the age of 16-35 years old within the 17th International Young Fashion Designers Contest "Pecherski Kashtany" from May 29 to June 3, 2017.

The Contest is supported by the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine (NSPAU) and Exhibition Federation of Ukraine (EFU).


Nominations of the Contest:  

"World around you" (A): landscape, nature of any area of Ukraine or other country, portrait, architecture, street photo, photo of animals, birds, plant life.

"Creative activity" (B): creative and innovative works – searching of form, using original methods of shooting and image processing.

"Fashion-photo" (С): works done on the podium, exhibitions, studio, interior or exterior environment.

"Free theme" (D).


Each contest participant has the right to take part in several nominations, and send an unlimited number of photos.               


Requirements for contest photo works:

To participate in the contest viewing photos are taken electronically:

– image format: JPEG;

– image size: not less than 2500 px (pixels) on the lower side;

– photos should not have any copyright dies, copyright signs, added frames and others.


All contest photos must be accompanied by the following information:

– an application form;

– the author's title of photo / series of photos;

– a description of the shooting conditions (idea, interesting features and the difficulties of the process of shooting, features of the object's behavior);

– each photo must be signed as follows: 01 (02, 03 ...) _A (B, C, D) _title of photo_surname_name_country_city,

where 01 (02, 03 ...) – the number of photos in the order; A (B, C, D) – respective nominations of the Contest.


Contest photo works will be evaluated by professional jury:

Chairman of the jury:

Stranadko Eduard

Ukrainian photo artists, chairman of the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine, honored worker of culture of Ukraine member of the National Societies of Photo Artists (since 1989) and Journalists of Ukraine

Jury members:

Ivashchenko Mykola

Ukrainian photographer, member of the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine

Kosin Yuriy

Ukrainian photo artists, lecturer, curator of many exhibitions, member of the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine lecturer and curator of the Independent Ukrainian Academy of Photo Art, organizer and curator of the gallery "EXAR ", member of the union "Kulturforum" (Germany)

Myronenko Viktoriya

PhD of the Department of Design of KNUTD, PhD of Arts, specialist in the history of photography, lecturer of  photography history, member of photo associations "Ukrainian Photographic Alternative" and "PhotoCULT"

Ovcharek Volodymyr

Head of the Department of Design of KNUTD, PhD, associate professor, director of the Contest

Chekanovskyy Andriy

Ukrainian photographer, member of the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine, member of the Society of Slovak Photographers, head of the Kyiv Photo Club "9х12", organizer of many domestic and foreign photo exhibitions, including personal, and photo salons, photo festivals, photo workshops

Pryshchepa Anna

Student of IV course, group BDf 3-13 of the Department of Design of KNUTD



Contest photo works are evaluated by the following criteria:

– technical excellence;

– compositional perfection;

– conceptuality (content, ideological expressiveness);

– technological skills (using special techniques and effects when taking and processing).


The process of evaluation of photo works is as follows:

– each jury member assesses photo / series of photos by 20-point scale (all evaluation criteria are measured at 5 points, the amount of which is 20 points);

– all points are summed and displayed average value for each photo / series of photos;

– the final discussion of photo works by the jury members (arithmetic values may differ from the results of the discussion).


Winners of the Contest are awarded with diplomas and prizes. Photo works, that have been pre-selected, participate in the photo exhibition and are posted online (web-site of KNUTD). The authors of these photo works receive diplomas of participants.


Registration fees for participants of the Contest:

– the cost of participation in the 1 nomination – 100 UAH;

– the cost of participation in the 2 to 4 nominations – 200 UAH;

– the cost of participation for foreign participants – 10 EUR.


Contest materials and the terms of their submission to the Organizing Committee:

1. Application for participation – before 11th May, 2017. E-mail:,,

2. Acceptance of photos electronically and payments should be submitted – before 11th May, 2017.


Payment details are sent to participant of the Contest on his (her) e-mail after his (her) registration.


The Program of the Contest








May 30, 2017

11:30 a.m.

The opening ceremony of the photo exhibition of the best contest photo works. Venue: Museum of KNUTD.

12:00 a.m.

Round table discussion "Photo-and-video design in modern museum space design: the interaction of the spheres".

The issues to be discussed:

– national museum exposition: a historical aspect;

– museum exposition as a form of art;

– photo-and-video design in building of exposition ensemble;

– modern museum design: a world experience;

– multimedia technologies in determining the design of museum displays.

Venue: Conference Room of KNUTD.  

May 29 - June 2, 2017

Workshops, seminars and lectures. Venue: KNUTD.

June 3, 2017

Awarding of winners with diplomas and prizes from the Organizing Committee. Venue and time will be announced additionally.



General sponsor of the Contest: Honorary Doctor of KNUTD, Prof. Hersh Chadha 

Official sponsor of the Contest: National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. Memorial Complex

Information sponsors of the Contest:   Ukrainian National News Agency "Ukrinform",
Web-portal "Prostir.Museum",

National Radio Company of Ukraine "Ukrainian Radio"