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The President’s Cultural Foundation announces a competition for education prize

The President’s Cultural Foundation announced a competition for the Education Prize 2006. The closing date for nominations for the prize is September 8, 2006.

The Education Prize is intended for educationalists at all levels who in the Estonian educational life have achieved outstanding results as teachers, university lecturers, heads or employees of educational institutions, authors of textbooks or methodological materials, initiators or advocates of practical changes in the educational sphere, as well as education officials who design educational policies.

The Board of the Cultural Foundation will select from amongst candidates three prizewinners. When necessary, also educational specialists will be invited as consultants. The prizes amount to 50,000, 30,000 and 20,000 Estonian kroons and are funded by Hansapank.

Candidates have to submit a written application with personal particulars, description of their relevant educational activities and two references from their employers or fellow employees and trade union(s) or professional association(s). All necessary documents are to be sent to the President's Cultural Foundation addressed A. Weizenbergi 39, 15050 Tallinn.

Candidates complying with the above requirements may either nominate themselves or be proposed by their employers, educational establishments and associations. The proposals will be submitted to the Cultural Foundation by the Estonian Educational Personnel Union (EEPU) in collaboration with other educational unions, societies and associations, and also by Members of the Cultural Foundation's Board. The EEPU may submit to the Board up to ten candidates.

Public Relations Department of the Office of the President
Kadriorg, June 6, 2006

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