By Laman Ismayilova
Maksud Ibrahimbayov Creativity Center has awarded the winners of
the contest 'If I were an artist of this book', Azernews reports,
The competition was held by the 3 Alma branch of the TEAS Press
Publishing House with the support of the Maksud Ibrahimbayov
Creativity Center, ECAZ (Art&Hobby Shop), and the LİBRAFF
At the awarding ceremony, the director of Maksud Ibrahimbayov
Creativity Center, Anna Ibrahimbayova, said that the competition
was held in order to create opportunities for children and
adolescents to effectively spend their summer holidays, stimulate
their creativity, improve their approach to the cultural
environment and develop their artistic taste.
The art contest increases interest in reading and promotes
Azerbaijan's cultural heritage.
Both Azerbaijani-speaking and Russian-speaking readers could
take part in the competition. It should be noted that Maksud
Ibrahimbayov's book 'The Last Night of Childhood' was published by
3 Alma branch in Russian and Azerbaijani languages.
The main condition for participation in the competition was the
reading of the book and the creation of artistic illustrations for
it. The winners were awarded cash and valuable prizes as well as
The Maksud Ibrahimbayov Creativity Center is a museum dedicated
to Azerbaijani writer Maksud Ibrahimbayov.
Being an important cultural facility, the building was included
in the list of historical monuments of the Icharishahar Reserve in
With the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, restoration
work was carried out in the building in 2016-2017.
There is a library and a conference room on the first floor of
the center. The writer's office and a literary room with his books
published in different languages are located on the second
Among the exhibits are orders, medals, deputy mandates,
certificates of honor, posters of performances, as well as a
document on the nomination of the writer for the Nobel Prize in
The center is engaged in supporting young writers and poets and
disseminating information about Azerbaijani literature and
A creative space for young people has also been created at the
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