Contest "The storytelling of legends through graphic novels"

Ministry of Culture
Key objectives of the measure:

To promote the artistic and  language education of the young generation, through the values of  material (as context) and immaterial (as expression) cultural heritage, applied in the genre of graphic novels.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

In 2014, the Directorate of Intangible Heritage and Albanian Language Revitalization held for the first time the activity "The storytelling of legends through graphic novels". This event was organized in the form of a competition featuring high school and art school students, professional and amateur painters and graphic artists. The art works of the participants were selected by a jury of foreign experts and were presented at an exhibition, opened at the Ministry of Culture on November 14. The event ended with the award of prizes to three winners, the distribution of catalogs with the works of competitors and a discussion among experts and public, on the issues related to genre of graphic novels.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Promoting the participation of artists in artistic activities that combine art with intangible heritage.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

In total 3.500.000 Albanian Leks

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

The activity was attended by a lot of interest from the public, for the fact that this genre is not very developed in Albania. This project has become tradition and continues for 3 years, increasing the number of participants and the range of topics and techniques used.


Indicators used to determine impact:
Number of participants
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)