Conditions of the Competition

Conditions of the Competition

Participation in the Competition is free.      

Persons aged 18 years or above are allowed to participate in the Competition. 

All interested persons in this age category may take part in the Competition.

The Competition is held from February 17 to April 13, 2017. Reception of works for the Competition is carried out from February 17 to March 15, 2017.

Applications for participation in the Competition, including competitive works, are submitted with a note «For the Competition «Talisman of WFYS 2017». Applications should be sent to the email address

 10 finalists are defined by the results of the Competition. Their works are published on the website and in social networks of the World Festival of Youth and Students ( for a general open voting. The generally accepted leader of open voting on the website and in social networks of the Festival will become the winner.

Summarizing and announcement of finalists will be held on April 14, 2017.  

Requirements for works

The work must be authorial, made especially for the Competition, must reflect the concept, objectives and values of WFYS.

Each participant can submit only one work for the Competition.

In the competitive works links to other resources are not permitted.

Photos and images shall comply with one of the following formats: Jpeg, PSD, *.TIFF, *.BMP, *.PNG, *.JPG or *.GIF.

For the Competition will not be accepted works:

 - containing political, religious and other propaganda, false information, appeals to national discord, slander and personal attacks;

 - containing profanity;

 - violating copyright;

 - advertising or any other works created in the interest of market players companies specifically for their advertising mediums, regardless of their content and artistic value.

Awards for winner and finalists

The winner of the Competition will become participant of the Festival in October 2017 in Sochi (accommodation and admission to all festival events at the expense of the Festival organizers).

The finalists of the Competition will receive incentive prizes with the symbols of the Festival.