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The President of the Republic announced a competition for students’ history research

President Arnold Rüütel, being patron of the students’ history research competition, announced the next competition. The topic of this year’s competition, which is already the eight such history research competition, is “The role of a person in the history of the 20th century”. The deadline for sending competition papers is April 2, 2007 at the address: Kaare 12, 65605 Võru.

The competition is designed to analyze and understand our national values and to maintain the intergenerational bond, to encourage students' interest in history, to expand their horizon, and also to develop their independent study and research skills. The competition is organised by the Estonian History Teachers' Association and the Körber Foundation from Germany.

In both age groups, the jury will award three main prizes: the 1st prize 3,000 kroons, the 2nd prize 2,500 kroons and the 3rd prize 1,000 kroons. The supervisors of the prize-winners will be awarded a total of three prizes 1,500 kroons each. The best vocational school students will receive special prizes and all contestants will be given letters of appreciation signed by the President of the Republic.

The themes of the previous competitions were "The Estonian Family and Home in the 20th Century", "The Estonian School", "The Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic", "The Child", "20th Century Changes in Estonia", "Daily Life in the 20th Century Estonia", and “Newly Independent Estonia”.

Public Relations Department of the Office of the President
Kadriorg, September 19, 2006

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