Organizer · EduChosun & MySLide Corp

KAJAA: Korean Artistic Junior Adventure Art-Festival

2024 카쟈: 한국 청소년 아트 페스티벌


  The event was organized by Edu Chosun, a subsidiary of Chosun Ilbo, which produces the '87-year-old' Children's Chosun Ilbo (舊소년조선일보), and oversees various educational businesses of the Chosun Media Group, a Korean media company. Additionally, our company, MySLide Corporation, has been hosting and organizing various youth art competitions since 2022 as part of a youth art exploration project, utilizing our proprietary online art competition operation solution. We have successfully organized youth art competitions and exhibitions in various countries including Seoul, New York, and Belgium. Edu Chosun and MySLide have signed a '2024 Art and Visual Design YEAR' agreement with the goal of encouraging Korean youth to discover their artistic talents and interests in creation.


 Rather than merely submitting artworks for participation in art competitions for the promotional purposes of specific companies or organizations, we prioritized planning and organizing this festival to provide youth with an experience of overcoming the fear they feel when embarking on the path of art, delving into profound research topics, and discovering the joy of creation for themselves. We carefully considered topics that require artistic approaches and sought judges who can evaluate from various perspectives. Additionally, we planned to introduce and sell the award-winning works in a large gallery, enabling communication through the artworks showcased in the exhibition.


  'KAJAA: Korean Artistic Junior Adventure Art-Festival' aims to become Korea's leading youth art festival that elevates pure artisticity, autonomy, and professionalism. Through this, we hope to provide youth not only with the experience and expertise in art creation but also with the opportunity to enhance their cultural sophistication and become global talents. 

Organizer · EduChosun & MySLide Corp

KAJAA: Korean Artistic Junior Adventure Art-Festival

2024 카쟈: 한국 청소년 아트 페스티벌



  The event was organized by Edu Chosun, a subsidiary of Chosun Ilbo, which produces the '87-year-old' Children's Chosun Ilbo (舊소년조선일보), and oversees various educational businesses of the Chosun Media Group, a Korean media company. Additionally, our company, MySLide Corporation, has been hosting and organizing various youth art competitions since 2022 as part of a youth art exploration project, utilizing our proprietary online art competition operation solution. We have successfully organized youth art competitions and exhibitions in various countries including Seoul, New York, and Belgium. Edu Chosun and MySLide have signed a '2024 Art and Visual Design YEAR' agreement with the goal of encouraging Korean youth to discover their artistic talents and interests in creation.


 Rather than merely submitting artworks for participation in art competitions for the promotional purposes of specific companies or organizations, we prioritized planning and organizing this festival to provide youth with an experience of overcoming the fear they feel when embarking on the path of art, delving into profound research topics, and discovering the joy of creation for themselves. We carefully considered topics that require artistic approaches and sought judges who can evaluate from various perspectives. Additionally, we planned to introduce and sell the award-winning works in a large gallery, enabling communication through the artworks showcased in the exhibition.


  'KAJAA: Korean Artistic Junior Adventure Art-Festival' aims to become Korea's leading youth art festival that elevates pure artisticity, autonomy, and professionalism. Through this, we hope to provide youth not only with the experience and expertise in art creation but also with the opportunity to enhance their cultural sophistication and become global talents. 


Event Information

  • Event Title: KAJAA: Korean Artistic Junior Adventure Art-Festival
  • Participation Categories:
  • Canvas Size: Max 53cm x 45.5cm canvas or Max 39.4cm x 54.5cm paper
  • Participation Category: Painting (No material restrictions / Excluding digital art)
  • Theme: Forms of the Heart
    ※ Required: Artwork title (about 50 characters) and artwork description (about 500 characters) (Korean)
  • Eligibility: Elementary, middle, and high school students (aged 10 to 19 years old and students with GED / Separate evaluation and awards for each category)
  • Submission Period: 2024. 3. 22. (Fri) ~ 6. 13. (Thu) until 23:00 (KST)
  • Announcement: Available on the official submission website
  • Judges: Professor Ji Seok-cheol (Former Professor at Hongik University), Kim Geon-il (Professor at Konkuk University), Lee Bora (Professor at Kyungin Education University), Lee Sang-won (Artist)
  • Participation Fee: KRW 20,000
    ※ Multiple entries per individual are allowed under the same ID (no limit on maximum entries per person)
  • Announcement of Results: 1st round - July 1, 2024 / Final - July 29, 2024
  • Award-winning Works: Approximately 600 artworks
  • Organizer: Edu Chosun, MySLide Corporation
  • Email Inquiry: myslide@chosun.com



Theme of Artwork: Forms of the Heart

  • Each of us lives with unique and diverse emotions. In this art festival, we look forward to participants expressing various forms and characteristics of the heart in creative and liberating ways.
  • We encourage you to explore the diversity of the heart through your own emotions, experiences, and ideas, expressing them through art. This theme is seen as an opportunity for you to unleash your artistic imagination and creativity, anticipating impressive works that depict the myriad facets of the heart. What does your heart look like?

 KAJAA: Korean Artistic Junior Adventure Art-Festival Winners Exhibition

Exhibition Overview

  • Exhibition Qualification : Selected artworks from the preliminary round
  • Exhibition Venue : Maru Art Center Special Hall
  • Exhibition Address : 35-6 Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Exhibition Dates : July 31, 2024 (Wednesday) ~ August 4, 2024 (Sunday)
  • Exhibition Events : 1. Award Ceremony / 2. Artwork Photography and Online Showcase
  • Exhibition Fee : KRW 50,000

Artwork Sales during Exhibition

  • Purpose of Sales : The sale of participating artworks in the KAJAA Art Festival aims to allow youths to experience and cultivate an understanding of artistic creation and professionalism in advance, fostering autonomous cultural enrichment.
  • Items for Sale : Artworks exhibited at the KAJAA Art Festival
  • Sale Details : Sales will be conducted only for artworks wishing to be sold during the exhibition period.
  • Sale Price : All artworks will be priced uniformly, with the amount set as follows: KRW 500,000 (₩500,000)
    ※ The amount transferred to the creator excludes certain sales commissions.
  • Profit Donation : Full or partial proceeds can be donated to UNICEF (optional).

KAJAA: Korean Artistic Junior Adventure Art-Festival Judges

The English translation of institution or event names may vary.

Chair of Judges: Ji Seok-cheol  |   Former Professor of Painting Department, Hongik University

Education
Graduated from Hongik University's College and Graduate School of Fine Arts, Painting Department
Major Awards
Grand Prize at the 8th Seoul International Print Biennale, Seoknam Art Award from the 3rd Korean Art Critics Association
Major International Exhibitions
Arco Art Fair (Spain), Wakayama Biennale (Japan), Paris Biennale (France), and many others
Exhibition Experience

40 Solo Exhibitions (Seoul, Tokyo, Berlin, etc.) and over 500 Group Exhibitions domestically and internationally

Art Collection
British Museum, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Daejeon Museum of Art, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Sunjae Museum of Art, Seonggok Museum of Art, Ho-Am Art Museum, Wakayama Art Museum (Japan), War Memorial of Korea, Embassy of Peru in Korea, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy Library, Dong-A Ilbo, and many others

Professor Kim Geon-il  | Professor, Department of Sculpture, College of Design, Konkuk University

Major Achievements
Graduated from Seoul National University, Department of Oriental Painting, and Seoul National University Graduate School of Oriental Painting
Residencies
Yeongeun Art Museum, Geumho Art Museum, Art Center White Block, Ghana Jangheung Atelier
Awards/Selections
Merck, Yeongeun Art Museum, Geumho Art Museum, Somadrawing Center, 2018 NordArt, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation
Exhibition Experience

20 solo exhibitions, over 300 domestic and international group exhibitions

Artwork Collection
Art Bank (2016, 2008), 63 Art Museum, Yeongeun Art Museum, Yangpyeong Municipal Art Museum, Changwon Cultural Foundation, Guri City Hall, White Block Art Museum

Sangwon Lee, Artist  |  Artist

Education
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. in Painting, Hongik University
Residencies
Youngun Creative Studio, Cittadellarte, Nanji Art Studio, Changdong National Art Studio, Sungkok Tomorrow's Artist, Korean Artist Project, and many more
Public Art Works Screening
Sejong Cultural Center, May 18th National Cemetery, and more than 10 others
Exhibition Experience

16 Solo Exhibitions, over 200 Domestic and International Exhibitions

Art Collections
Seoul Museum of Art, Gyeongnam Art Museum, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Sungkok Art Museum, Geumho Art Museum, Youngun Museum of Art, Seoul International Finance Center, POSCO, Hanwha Resort, Daemyung Resort, LG Electronics, and more

Professor Lee Bora  |   Professor of Art Education, Kyungin Education University

Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Hongik University; Master of Arts in Art, Texas State University; Doctor of Philosophy in Art, Hongik University
Residencies
Cheongju Art Studio, Daegu Art Development Center, ARKO Art Center
Public Artworks
Selected artist for Seoul Public Art at Gwacheon Seoul Grand Park (Cotton Candy Elephants), selected artist for Seoul Metropolitan Government - Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Public Art in Yangcheon-gu (Lotus Leaf Stepping Stones)
Exhibition Experience

12 solo exhibitions, over 60 domestic and international group exhibitions

Awards/Artist Selections
Paradise Art Lab, ARKO, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul Digital Art Festival Grand Prize

Awards Information

  • Grand Prize (Separate evaluation for lower grades / upper grades of elementary school / middle school students / high school students)
    · EduChosun Representative Award
    · Opportunity to exhibit at the KAJAA Festival Winners Exhibition
    · Culture merchandise certificate worth 500,000 won
    · Exhibition certification & sales certification (upon participation / sale)
    · Photography and online publication of exhibited works

  • Gold Prize (Separate evaluation for lower grades / upper grades of elementary school / middle school students / high school students)
    · EduChosun Representative Award
    · Opportunity to exhibit at the KAJAA Festival Winners Exhibition
    · Culture merchandise certificate worth 100,000 won 
    · Exhibition confirmation & sales certificate (upon participation / sale)
    · Photography and online publication of exhibited works
     
  • Silver Prize (Separate evaluation for lower grades / upper grades of elementary school / middle school students / high school students)
    · Judges' Representative Award
    · Opportunity to exhibit at the KAJAA Festival Winners Exhibition 
    · Exhibition confirmation & sales certificate (upon participation / sale)
    · Photography and online publication of exhibited works

  • Bronze Prize (Separate evaluation for lower grades / upper grades of elementary school / middle school students / high school students)
    · Judges' Representative Award
    · Opportunity to exhibit at the KAJAA Festival Winners Exhibition 
    · Exhibition confirmation & sales certificate (upon participation / sale)
    · Photography and online publication of exhibited works

  • Hónorable Méntion (Separate evaluation for lower grades / upper grades of elementary school / middle school students / high school students)
    · Certificate of competition


Process / Period (2024)
Content
Online Registration
03. 22 ~ 06.13


  • Online registration through the official website Portfolio Room portfolioroom.org (Mobile registration available)
  • Complete registration by signing up and verifying your email, then entering your information

  • Access the notice list on the '2024 KAJAA: Korea Youth Art Festival' page

  • Upload photos of the artwork you wish to submit and enter relevant information about the artwork

    ※ If you wish to submit multiple artworks, upload images of multiple artworks on the artwork photo upload page

  • Agree to the submission terms and proceed with payment before final submission

1st Evaluation
07. 01
  • Check the results on the registration site (portfolioroom.org/events/result)
  • Artworks selected in the 1st round are eligible for participation in the 'KAJAA Art Festival Winning Works Exhibition'
    ※ All submitted artworks are eligible for awards
  • Investigate the exhibition and sales status of the artwork
Collection of Exhibition Artworks
07. 01 ~ 07.11 
  • Collect artworks for the winning works exhibition (only 1st round selected artworks are eligible)

    ※ Artwork must be received with a stamp within the specified period.
Final Evaluation
07. 15 ~ 07.23 
  • Final evaluation of physical artworks after delivery
  • Announcement of evaluation results (Scheduled for 07.29)
KAJAA Art Festival
Winning Works Exhibition
07. 31 ~ 08. 04 
  • 'KAJAA Art Festival Winning Works Exhibition' held
  • Award ceremony held





  • Membership registration and submission details must be provided in full.
    1. If the membership information is entered incorrectly, it can be modified at any time in the membership settings, and modifications to the artwork information, including artwork images, can be made on the submission completion page. (However, modifications are only possible until the contest submission deadline [2024. 6. 13. (Thu) 23:00].) 
    2. If mandatory membership information is missing, incorrectly entered, or artwork submission is incorrect, the artwork will be excluded from evaluation, and we do not take responsibility for any issues arising from this.
  • Artworks exceeding the actual size of 10th canvas (53cm X 45.5 cm) or 4-section paper (39.4cm x 54.5cm) will be excluded from evaluation.
  • In case of any issues during online artwork submission, please report the error to the page administrator email at myslide@chosun.com.




  • Exhibition and Sales Agreement Period: July 1, 2024 (Mon) ~ July 11, 2024 (Thu) 23:00
    ※ If agreement is not reached, alternative selections will be made (Participation in the final round requires mandatory offline exhibition and evaluation process after the first round selection.)
  • Exhibition Artwork Dispatch Period: July 1, 2024 (Mon) ~ July 11, 2024 (Thu)
    ※ Artworks with shipping labels stamped within the above period will be accepted.
  • Artwork delivery must be completed within the designated delivery deadline [July 11, 2024 (Thu)]. Only artworks with shipping labels stamped within this period will be eligible for exhibition and second-round evaluation. We kindly ask for your timely delivery to ensure smooth progress.




  • If your submitted artwork passes the first round of selection, we will notify you of the results via the email and phone number provided during registration. You can then proceed with exhibition registration and sales consent within the submission website.
  • Artwork delivery must be completed by the specified deadline (July 11, 2024, Thursday). Only artworks with shipping invoices stamped within this period will be confirmed for final evaluation and exhibition. Please ensure timely delivery for smooth processing.
  • Failure to provide a shipping invoice within the specified period or unsuccessful delivery of artwork due to the sender's responsibility may result in the inability to participate in the exhibition and final evaluation, with no refund of exhibition fees. Additionally, issuance of exhibition certificates will not be possible, and we will not be liable for any related issues.
  • After the completion of the exhibition, awards, related documents, and artwork returns will be dispatched based on the information provided on the submission website, portfolioroom.org. We are not responsible for any loss or damage of artwork due to incorrect address input by the creator.
  • If any artworks are sold during the exhibition period, consented artworks will be promptly dispatched to the buyers upon completion of the exhibition.
  • Photographs of exhibited artworks will be listed on the individual pages of the website (myslide.org).



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