Foreign Minister Urmas Paet randomly selected the winners of the Foreign Ministry’s Estonia-themed web-based spring quiz on Tuesday, 2 June.
The grand prizes of the Foreign Ministry’s web-based quiz were trips to Estonia, which went to Kazimierz Poplawski of Poland and Natalja Furso of Russia. The consolation prizes went to winners in Romania, Finland, the United States, Italy, Russia, and Ukraine.
In this year’s spring quiz, there were 5 970 participants from 88 countries, which is a record for the number of participants and for the number of countries represented among quiz participants. The most responses came from Russia, the USA, Canada, Poland, and Italy, but responses were also received from Ghana, Peru, and Sri Lanka. There were 4 404 participants in the English-language quiz and 1 566 in the Russian-language quiz. The total number of people that answered all the questions correctly was 4 353.
The winner of the English-language quiz and a companion will receive two round-trip plane tickets to Estonia from Estonian Air or SAS, two nights in the Savoy Boutique Hotel, a three-hour excursion in Tallinn from Estravel, and dinner in the restaurant Gloria. They will also receive two Tallinn Cards from the Tallinn Tourist Information Centre, which offer free admission and discounts at museums and tourist sights for 24 hours. The winners will also take a trip to summery Pärnu and spend a night in the Scandic Rannahotell as well as a night in the St. Petersbourg Hotel.
The winner of the Russian-language quiz and a companion will receive two round-trip plane tickets to Estonia from Estonian Air or SAS, lodging in the Meriton Conference and Spa Hotel, a three-hour excursion in Tallinn from Estravel, and dinner in the restaurant Clazz. They will also receive two Tallinn Cards from the Tallinn Tourist Information Centre and have the opportunity to travel to Tartu and spend two nights in the Antonius Hotel. After that they will spend a night in the Barons Hotel in Tallinn.
All winners who visit Estonia during this summer’s Song and Dance Celebration will receive tickets to the events from the Song and Dance Celebration Foundation.
This is the seventh year that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has co-operated with Estonian businesses to carry out an Estonia-themed quiz meant for people in other countries. This year’s spring quiz was the fourteenth one in the series.
The goal of the quiz is to introduce Estonia to citizens of other countries by offering participants new and interesting facts in an effort to motivate them to do further research into Estonia and possibly even visit the country.
The quiz consisted of twelve multiple-choice questions about different facets of life in Estonia. The quiz was open to participants for three months, 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.
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Grand prizes of Estonian Foreign Ministry’s Spring Quiz went to Poland and Russia