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Art Chocolate Competition

On 5 April 2016 the art competition “Chocolate Artist” was held. It’s the competition of painters and decorators who deal with the most delicious material – natural chocolate.

As the organizing members state, a creative goal of this contest is to start a tradition of art painting events in Lviv Handmade Chocolate, to promote a professional development of chocolate artists, to exchange experience, ideas and skills.

The artists were competing to get the award in the categories “The Best Painter” and “The Most Creative Decorator”, that’s why the competition was two-sided. The talented painters performed a chocolate sketch in their own technique, whereas the decorators had to demonstrate the most unusual elements of chocolate decorating and embody them in chocolate products.

The artists from Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republic arrived in Lviv for the competition: Yulia Bulash (Kyiv), Danyil Voznyak (Prague), Anna Hladka (Cherkasy), Tamila Holosko (Kyiv), Anastasia Horobets (Khmelnytskyy), Nadia Zanudko (Dnipropetrovsk), Artem Kapinus (Dnipropetrovsk), Olia Oliynyk (Odesa), Oleksiy Ponomarenko (Kherson), Yulia Rozhko (Zhytomyr), Tetiana Storozhenko (Kirovograd), Inha Sumina (Cracow), Daria Tvardovska (Zhytomyr), Natalia Turbaevska (Odesa), Anastasia Ustymenko (Kyiv), Tetyana Khrapach (Dnipropetrovsk), Maryna Tsesarenko (Kyiv), Yulia Yanenko (Zhytomyr), Zuzana Studená (Prague), Valentyna Bazylko (Kyiv), Hanna Bilshovets (Kyiv), Hanna Haivoronska (Dnipropetrovsk), Samanta Halynska (Odesa), Natalia Hrysyuk (Lutsk), Kateryna Huzhva (Chernihiv), Anastasia Ilyukha (Kyiv), Anna Kabeha (Odesa), Anzhela Kamenetska (Dnipropetrovsk), Yulia Mischenko (Kyiv), Dmytro Pavlets (Kharkiv), Valentyn Pyr (Rivne), Alina Skobun (Kyiv).

Creative skills and professionalism of all participants were evaluated by qualified judges, creative chocolate artists: Olha Fedyshyn – Head Product Technologist at Lviv Handmade Chocolate, Maskym Fadeev – Production Manager at Lviv Handmade Chocolate, Andriana Chunis – Graphic Designer, Fashion Illustratot, Olha Pronkiv – Head Chocolatier at Lviv Handmade Chocolate, Mila Shakhotyna – Painter at Lviv Handmade Chocolate.

All artists have made great effort: painters created real chocolate masterpieces and decorators impressed the audience and judges by their creativity and presentation. At the same time each artist could show his own individual style of work with chocolate.

All participants of the chocolate competition received positive encouragements and unforgettable experience as well as the awards and exciting gifts from the organizing members.

Hanna Bilshovets (Kyiv) was the winner in the nomination “The Most Creative Decorator” for the exclusive combination of different techniques decorating chocolate products. Maryna Tsesarenko (Kyiv) got the award in the nomination “The Best Painter” for the picture performed in the portrait genre.

Some participants, judges and guests shared with their impressions about the competition like:

"I’m in Lviv for the first time. It’s a wonderful city, impressive architecture and unforgettable emotions. Thank you so much for the great idea of the art chocolate meeting. In my opinion, we are all winners as we are present here, so we are the best! Thank you for the experience, a great time here and your hospitality”

Tamila Holosko, Kyiv

"Lviv is an incredible city, sweet and tasty. This competition gives us a great chance to get acquainted with all Lviv Handmade Chocolates from various cities in Ukraine. I’m grateful for such opportunity, emotions and communication!"

Ania Hladka, Cherkasy

"Hello! I really enjoyed today painting on chocolate. It was my first time and I low to everyone who can do it. It’s difficult. I am amazed how many people were here and how they are talented. Thank you"

Zuzana Studená, Prague

"I enjoyed the competition greatly. All these surprises.. Everything was on the highest level. It was great to meet many people and not only from Ukraine. It’s very essential for us to see how people work with chocolate in Poland and the Czech Republic. I liked the organization, too, the attention to the participants (one disadvantage – it was cold), but our hearts were warmed up by friendship, attention and care. Thank you very much.”

Hanna Bilshovets, Kyiv

All participants have proved this time in Lviv that art can be extremely sweet!