Contest rules

Who can participate in the contest?

Pupils and students of Czech secondary schools between the ages of 15 and 22 can participate in the competition.

What are the competitive disciplines?

The competition task is to prepare a project or create a work in the following disciplines during the year: art or literature. Competitors can work on a project in more than one discipline, but they can only win in one of them. The task is to create a literary or artistic work that is related to contemporary modern Israel. Projects dealing with II. world war and history are not desirable. The CEMACH project should primarily bring information and interesting things about today’s Israeli education, science, tourism, economy, nature and culture.

What is the format of the competition disciplines?

The aim of the competition is not to limit your creativity; if you decide to capture your message about Israel using a sci-fi story, a 3D model of an interesting building, or an image of contemporary Israel, it’s entirely up to you. However, we have created the following instructions for individual disciplines, which serve as the necessary minimum for your project to be included in the competition:

Literary dicsipline

High school students aged 15-22 can participate in competitive disciplines.

  • Maximum text length: 5,000 characters (without spaces)
  • Recommended topics:
    • Tourism
    • Science
    • Ecology
    • Education
    • Culture
  • Project proposal (its submission and approval by the guarantor is a condition for participation in the competition): one paragraph of text that characterizes the topic, basic argumentation and proposal of resources
  • Delivery of the competition work: until April 30, 2024
  • Format of the competition work: txt, files for Microsoft Office or PDF
  • Evaluation weight: Originality of the subject, interesting concept 1/3, linguistic and stylistic aspects 1/3, quality use of relevant information sources and careful citations 1/3.

Information for contestants:

  • April 30, 2024 – deadline for submitted projects through the form published on the website.
  • January – March 2024 – consultation of topics and projects competing with the guarantor of the literary discipline, elaboration of projects and subsequent submission.

Artistic discipline

Project format: Fine or other artwork, model, sculpture, etc.
Project completion date: by April 30, 2024

A) Contest rules

  • Students of secondary schools in the Czech Republic aged 15-22 can participate in competitive disciplines.
  • One author can submit 1-3 works of art to the competition.
  • The author must adhere to the set topic – getting to know modern Israel.
  • Each work must be accurately labeled.
  • Each work (project) will be accompanied by a text in the range of 30-50 words.
  • Send physical works by post to PP Partners Prague a.s. :

Delivery address:

PP Partners Prague a.s.
Opletalova 1417/25
110 00 Prague 1

  • Alternatively, in the case of graphic works, it is possible to scan them and send them electronically to the e-mail address:
  • Works are accepted into the competition without adjustment.

B) Processing techniques and dimensions

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Collage
  • Free graphics
  • Used graphics (e.g. poster, calendar, book cover…)
  • Photo
  • Combined technique
  • Sculpture (ceramics, paper, wood, combined technique)

Dimensions of flat works up to B2 format (70 x 50 cm).

Dimensions of spatial works maximum 20 x 20 x 20 cm.

Label on the back of each panel and for the sculptures:

  • Title of the work
  • Technique
  • Author, author
  • Address
  • E-mail
  • Phone
  • Text for the work (for the project) of 30-50 words

Recommended topics: Modern Israel, other topics can be found on the Israel wiki.

Evaluation weight: Originality of the subject, interesting concept 1/3, quality of processing 1/3, relevance of information sources about Israel 1/3.

C) Competition schedule

  • April 30, 2024 – deadline for applications via the form published on the competition website.
  • January – April 2024 – consultation of topics and projects competing with the artistic guarantor, processing of projects, the work will be sent to the address PPPartners a.s.

Do the contestants still have any obligations?

CEMACH is not just about working quietly at the computer or on a work of art. But also about knowledge, about acquiring knowledge and the ability to present one’s own work.

Recordings of the seminars are available at

Why do we require text citations?

Any image, photo, text that can be found on the Internet is the intellectual property of its creator. Using these materials without crediting the source or author is a violation of copyright, comparable to theft. Likewise, when using information, you need to write where it came from – imagine writing that in Israel they have flying cars because your neighbor told you – when you write about what is happening in Israel, it is always a good idea to include , where you got the information from, so that you and your readers can get an idea of how trustworthy such information is, and it is also a requirement of copyright law.

More information on how citations are created under the Act can be found here. For the purposes of the project, it is sufficient if you include the name of the author and the name of the book or website from which you drew the information or illustration.