CHITALKIN is a contest for young reading enthusiasts which exposes talents, supports children's creativity, and forms an interest in literature. The contest is a part of Gazprom Neft's Hometowns social investment program. The co-organizer is the Little KINO Foundation for Support and Development of Cinematography for Children and Youth.
Children from 3 to 17 years old can take part in the contest. One should apply for participation via the читалкин.рф website https://xn--80apbheo4a1b.xn--p1ai/and attach a video of up to 3 minutes’ duration, where the participant recites a work of Russian classical literature. The video quality does not affect the selection result. Applications are accepted until November 30, and the list of winners will be published on the website on December 25.
The contest winners will participate in the Chitalkin gala concert. It will be held on February 27, 2022, at the Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival in Khanty-Mansiysk. The winners from each city will be able to take the stage of the Ugra-Classic Concert and Theatre Centre along with Russian famous artists. The concert will be broadcast on the Culture TV channel. All the participants will be published on the CHITALKIN (Little KINO) YouTube channel.