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PEOPLE WITH NATURE PROJECT invites to participate in the international contest of children creative works.

International contest of schoolchildren’s creative works “PEOPLE WITH NATURE” is announced by the Project “Promotion of ecological education as efficient means of awareness-building”(PEOPLE WITH NATURE) implemented with financial support of Estonia-Latvia- Russia Cross-border cooperation Programme 2007-2013.


• Contest participants.
Schoolchildren from 14 to 17 years old (at the moment of application submission) living on the territory of the participating countries are invited take part in the contest. Works can be done individually or in teams. All contest participants fill in the application form, one application for each work.

• Contest categories:

Photograph. Requirements to execution and presentation of photographic works: photograph format – JPEG, TIFF, GIF, file size – not more than 500 Kb, there should not be any frames, author’s inscriptions, etc.  Both colour and black-and-white photographs are accepted. Each file should have a by-line including the title of the work, the name and address of the author/authors (country, city). 

Booklet.  A booklet should contain brief information about interesting objects of specially protected natural areas of participating countries. The format can be different:  one fold 210х198 mm; one or two folds 210х297 mm; three folds 210х395 mm; one fold 297х280 mm;  one or two folds 297х420 mm, as well as non-standard formats. A booklet is submitted printed in paper as a layout original or as a ready product. Each booklet should have a by-line including the title of the work, the name and address of the author/authors (country, city).  
Poster.  A bright, imaginative, laconic address of schoolchildren to citizens of their countries, adults and children, containing a call to ecologically correct and careful attitude to the environment, preserving biodiversity and promoting an idea of developing the system of specially protected natural areas. Format: А1, А2. A poster is submitted in paper as a layout original or as a ready product. Each poster should have a by-line including the title of the work, the name and address of the author/authors (country, city).   
• Copyright. Author/authors should be an exclusive copyright holder of the works submitted. By sending their works to the contest, the author/authors give a permission to the coordinators to use the submitted materials for any purpose connected with the contest and following exhibitions. Submission of work is by itself an agreement with the above-mentioned conditions.
• Works delivery. All works can be submitted within the contest period, but not later than the closing date of the contest.
All works should have a filled in application form enclosed.
All works can be delivered to the regional coordinators (on their own or by dispatch).
• Publication language is English.


• The contest is announced in each participating country simultaneously. In each country the regional coordinator creates a working committee with the task to choose works to take part in the final stage of the contest, which will take place in Pskov in August, 2014 as an international exhibition of schoolchildren’s creative works “PEOPLE WITH NATURE”.
• Winners and runners-up get diplomas; all participants get a certificate of participation. 10 best works get possibility to participate in international nature camp in Rogosi manor from 16 to 20 June, 2014.


Submitting of works:
Starting date –  23 July , 2012.
Closing date –  01 March, 2014.

Results of the contest in the regions – until 20 March, 2014.
Delivery of best works of regional stage to Pskov – until 01 April, 2014.
Final contest exhibition in Pskov – until 01 May, 2014 (preliminary date – 23 April, 2014).


• Regional contest coordinator in Pskov Oblast: Pskov regional centre of development of talented children and youth, Russia, Pskov, Yana Fabritciusa Street- 24, telephone/fax +7 8112 661980, E-mail:, Contact persons: Yuriy Mikhailovich Gulin, Irina Pavlovna Ryabenko.
• Regional contest coordinator in Estonia: Centre of ecological education, Lille 10, Tartu, telephone: +372 55983328, E-mail:,
• Regional contest coordinator in Latvia: Environmental protection agency, Baznitsas 7, LV-2150, Sigulda, telephone: 371 64220217, fax: 371 64220218, E-mail: ,

Full text of invitation with application form can be downloaded here

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