Exhibition Dolls Podium

Company Ukrainian Podium within the framework of the exhibition HANDMADE-Expo holds the second International exhibition DOLLS PODIUM. The exhibition will take place on March 4 – 7, 2020.

The founder of the event – Alla Putyntseva director of the company Ukrainian Podium.

DOLLS PODIUM consists of the following projects:

• Exhibition of dolls and Teddy.
• Competition “Doll Queen” and “Teddy King”
• Presentations of puppet projects
• Presentation of the works of Natalia Zaikovskaya, who received the Grand Prix of the II competition “Puppet Queen”.


Grand prix – 2 sq.m. stand at the next exhibition HANDMADE-Expo or showcase for personalized exposure.

Audience award – a place in the showcase for a presentation within the framework of the DOLLS PODIUM.

The jury prize for creativity – a place in the showcase for a presentation within the framework of the DOLLS PODIUM.

Prizes in nominations: 1st place – a cup and a special diploma, 2nd place and 3rd special diplomas.

All participants will receive diplomas and DETAILED WRITTEN REVIEWS-ASSESSMENTS of their work from each member of the jury.

The cost of participation in the competition of one author - 500 UAH (two works) or 300 UAH (one works).

Participate no more than 2 works by one author. The selection of works conducts the jury.

The sections and nominations of the competition program of DOLLS PODIUM:

The sections of the competition program of DOLLS PODIUM

• Works of masters of folk dolls.
• Works of masters of modern dolls.
• Works by masters Teddy and his friends.

Nominations of the competition

• Folk doll:
– traditional;
– modern;
– creative.
• Portrait doll.
• Fantasy.
• Interior doll:
– textile;
– knitted;
– felted.
• Textile doll.
• Boudoir doll.
• Teddy Bears and friends.
* If less than 5 dolls are submitted to the nomination, no competition is held in it.

Procedure of participation:

For pre-selection the authors have to send photos of dolls and a completed questionnaire on dollspodium@gmail.com. Works for pre-selection are accepted from November 20, 2019 to February 17, 2020
The Jury will decide on the exhibiting of the doll within 5 working days.
One author may submit 5 works to the jury. From one author can take a maximum of two works. It is necessary to attach a full-length photo of the doll to the questionnaire, in addition, a photo of details: head, arms, legs, clothes.

After confirming your participation, the doll that has passed the selection will be shown in the contest Doll Queen to visitors and the jury. The days of the transfer of dolls to the organizers are individually coordinated. Return of dolls is carried out only at the end of the exhibition.

The registration fee for the participants who passed to the final – 500 UAH (two works) or 300 UAH. (one job).

Please note that competitive dolls, in agreement with the author, can be sold at the exhibition.

For out-of-competition participation of the DOLLS PODIUM exhibition, you can order a stand, a showcase or a podium on a general basis. Participation conditions on the link >>.

Jury members of the DOLLS PODIUM:


  • Iryna Naumova – curator of the exhibition, doll artist, Athena Award Cub GDS jury prize winner for the best author’s doll 2018. More than 30 world awards winner, a member of GDS.
  • Halyna Diuhovska – member of the National Unions of Artists, Designers, Journalists of Ukraine, curator and organizer other artistic events.
  • Olga Marino – Honored Artist of Ukraine, a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.
  • Tatyana Belykh – master of folk dolls. The winner in the nomination folk doll contest Lyalkovy Podium.
  • Nastya Krava – master puppeteer, member and teacher of GDS.The works of folk doll masters are judged by Galina Dyugovskaya, Tatyana Belykh and Olga Marino.
    The works of masters of modern dolls, Teddy and Teddy friends are judged by Irina Naumova, Nastya Krava and Olga Marino.

The autumn exhibition brought together 160 of the best works of puppet masters from 11 countries: Ukraine, Belarus, Israel, Portugal, Norway, Poland, Russia, the USA, Greece, Spain and Italy. At the DOLLS PODIUM were presented works awarded with international diplomas and cups, expositions of our jury and art projects.

Post address: dollspodium@gmail.com

Phone: (050) 351-27-11 (+Telegram),

(093) 387-70-41 (+Viber) –  Kobeleva Olga

If you want to exhibit at the fair you can order a stand on the common grounds of the exhibition HANDMADE-Expo, to order stand

Contest results

Grand Prix of the contest Puppet Queen Spring 2019

Singayevsky Vasily  «Billiard»

Material wood

Debut doll

Kozlova Tatiana «Song»

Material La Doll

Textile doll

Isaenko Elena «Yanochka»


Fantasy doll

Zaykovskaya Natalya «Leprechaun»

Material LivingDoll

Portrait doll

Zaykovskaya Natalya «Taras Bulba»

Material LivingDoll

Interior doll

Goncharenko Tatiana «Pierrot»

Material LADOLL

Folk doll

Belykh Tatyana «Prayer»