EMFA 05.06.2012, Nr 159-E
On Monday, 4 June, Foreign Ministry Secretary General Alar Streimann randomly selected the winners of the Foreign Ministry’s Estonia-themed web-based quiz. The grand prizes of the Foreign Ministry’s web-based quiz were trips to Estonia, which went to the Netherlands and Russia.
The goal of the Foreign Ministry Estonia quiz is to introduce Estonia to citizens of other countries by offering participants new and interesting facts in the hopes of inspiring them to do further research into Estonia and visit the country.
This year’s quiz was filled out by 10 100 participants from 105 countries. Secretary General Alar Streimann stated that this is a record for the number of participants since 2002, when the Foreign Ministry quizzes began. “The tremendous number of participants reflects a diverse interest in Estonia. In addition to our close neighbours, responses also came from every corner of the earth, for example Honduras, El Salvador, Nepal, and Mongolia,” Streimann noted.
The most responses came from Russia, Ukraine, the United States, Belarus, Turkey and Germany.
The quiz was posted in two languages. There were 6 262 participants in the English-language quiz and 3 838 in the Russian-language quiz. The total number of people that answered all the questions correctly was 7 738.
Participants in the English-language quiz were eligible to win 4 trips in summertime Estonia. The grand prize was a six-day travel package for two including two round-trip plane tickets to Estonia from Estonian Air, nights in the Three Sisters and L’Ermitage hotels in Tallinn, a city excursion in Tallinn from Estravel, dinner in the restaurants MEKK and Olde Hansa, a Tallinn VIP Card from the city of Tallinn for visiting the sights, a visit to the Open-Air Museum and KUMU Art Museum, and a bike tour from Citybike. The package also included a trip to Saaremaa with a stop in the Georg Ots Spa Hotel.
Prizes for the Russian-language quiz were two travel packages in Estonia. The grand prize winner receives two round-trip plane tickets to Estonia from Estonian Air, nights in the Telegraaf Hotel and City Hotel Portus in Tallinn, and dinner in the restaurant Ribe. The winner will also visit Lahemaa and stay in the hotels of Sagadi Manor and Vihula Manor as well as Viinistu Hotel. The winner also receives a Tallinn excursion from Estravel and a Tallinn VIP Card from the city of Tallinn. The winner will visit KUMU Art Museum and participate in a bike tour in Tallinn organised by Citybike.
The Foreign Ministry has organised Estonia-themed quizzes geared towards foreigners since 2002. This year the quiz was organised for the 17th time.
The quiz consisted of twelve multiple-choice questions about different facets of life in Estonia. The quiz was open to participants from 1 March to 31 May, and could be seen at the address http://quiz.mfa.ee/.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to thank all the quiz participants and all the sponsors.
Grand Prizes for Foreign Ministry’s Estonia Quiz Went to the Netherlands and Russia