Ministry of Defence 27.03.2013
Today, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Education and Research announced a drawing, multimedia and essay writing contest entitled ‘My Future Estonia’ for children and students; the winners will be awarded with iPads and iPhones.
Defence Minister Urmas Reinsalu said that the day on which the contest was announced – 27 March – carries a symbolic meaning. “Lasting Liberty Day offers a good opportunity to invite children and pupils to celebrate this historically significant day and to think about the future of their homeland and themselves”, Reinsalu noted.
The chair of the panel of jury, artist Anu Kalm, emphasized that it is both important and educational to stimulate the creativity of children and young people and that the theme of the contest is also both necessary and topical. “On the one hand it is essential to make young people think about values in a concentrated manner by offering them, on the other hand, a creative way of addressing the issue. This kind of activity will without doubt bring them together and make them think not only of themselves but also about others,” said Kalm.
The deadline for submitting projects for the competition is 27 April.The projects submitted will be divided into four age categories for marking: 3 to 5 year olds and 6 to 9 year olds, who are invited to send their drawings, and 10 to 14 year olds and 15 to 19 year olds, who can choose between essay writing or a multimedia project.
Six prizes will be awarded:
the best drawing in the group of 3 to 5 year olds – iPad 3
the best drawing in the group of 6 to 9 year olds – iPad 3
the best video in the group of 10 to 14 year olds – iPhone 5
the best essay in the group of 10 to 14 year olds – iPhone 5
the best video in the group of 15 to 19 year olds – iPhone 5
the best essay in the group of 15 to 19 year olds – iPhone 5
All work will be rated by the panel of jury set up of experts in the areas of education and culture, which will be chaired by artist Anu Kalm. The members of the panel are Colonel Martin Herem, Vice-commandant of the Estonian National Defence College; journalist Madis Jürgen; Priit Kuus, a teacher of Estonian language and literature at Collegium Educationis Revaliae (VHK); Kristina Madisson-Laht, a museum teacher at the Estonian War Museum; director and producer Andzei Matsukevits, academy member Peeter Tulviste, children’s writer Leelo Tungal and linguist Lauri Vanamölder.
Drawings should be sent by post to the Ministry of Defence at 1 Sakala Street, 15094 Tallinn. N.B.: For the drawing contest, every drawing has to be accompanied with the comments of its author (written in free form with the help of parents, guardians or teachers) and should bear its author’s name, age, school and phone number.
Multimedia clips should be uploaded to the Youtube website and the link to the project should be sent to . The e-mail should include a brief comment and the author’s name, age, school and phone number.
Essays should also be sent to: . The e-mail should include the author’s name, age, school and phone number.
The winners of the contest will be awarded on 4 June in Tallinn. The 10 best works in every category will be published on the website of the Ministry of Defence and the best works in junior groups will be highlighted in Hea Laps magazine.
The exact terms and conditions of the contest are available at www.kaitseministeerium.ee/loom....
Children and students invited to the creative contest ‘My Future Estonia’