History Competition Awards Ceremony to be held at History Museum

International contest “History Competition in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine” awards ceremony on topic "Migration – Restarting Life From Scratch" (XIX-XXI Centuries) will be held at 15:00 on October 11 in the yard of the Simon Janashia National Museum of Georgia.

"Migration – Restarting Life From Scratch" (XIX-XXI Centuries)

International contest “History Competition in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine” awards ceremony on topic "Migration – Restarting Life From Scratch" (XIX-XXI Centuries) will be held at 15:00 on October 11 in the yard of the Simon Janashia National Museum of Georgia. The official awards ceremony will be attended by invited guests and the winners will be awarded by H.E. Mr. Hubert Knirsch, German Ambassador to Georgia, Ekaterine Dgebuadze, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Natia Kvitsiani, Local Programme Coordinator at  International Organization for Migration (IOM).

“History Competition in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine” is a joint project of the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (DVV International) and Körber Foundation funded by the German Foreign Office and implemented in Eastern Partnership countries: Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine aiming at supporting history competitions in these countries and promoting international cooperation in this field.

Project partners in Georgia are Georgian Association of History Educators (GAHE) and Soviet Past Research Laboratory (SovLab). Project is supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia (MoESCS), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Writers’ House of Georgia.

More than 70 students aged 15 to 18 years from all regions of Georgia are participating in the competition. They research the stories of their own grandparents, parents, neighbors or their family friends. Old photos, letters, articles, libraries and archives also help them to discover the past.

"Migration – Restarting Life From Scratch"(XIX-XXI Centuries) is the topic of the 2019-2020 years competition. At the initial stage, preparatory trainings were conducted for history and civic education teachers from all regions of Georgia. Despite the quarantine restrictions announced due to the coronavirus, students’ activity was quite high. Significant quality improvement of competition entries should also be emphasized.

The members of this year’s history competition jury are Prof. Oliver Reisner (Ilia State University), Prof. Leila Khubashvili (Tbilisi State University), Dr. Amiran Jamagidze (Tbilisi State University), Natia Kvitsiani (International Organization for Migration Local Programme Coordinator), Rusudan Kobakhidze (SovLab Researcher), Ketevan Sikharulidze (SovLab Researcher), Davit Jikia (DVV International Project Coordinator), Irakli Iremadze (Tbilisi State University Aspirant).  

Students’ entries were shaded so that the winners of the competition were revealed anonymously by the jury. The winners of the history competition will be awarded prizes. In addition, the entries of the first ten contestants will be published in a book which is being prepared within the project. Six young contestants participating in the project will take part in International History Youth Camp, this time in online mode. At the end of the project, an online meeting of the best tutors participating in the project is planned, both on national and international level where they will have the opportunity to share their impressions and experiences.

A video about the competition and the whole project is being produced.

It is the second time the International project “History Competition in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine” is being held. The topic of the first competition in 2017-2018 was "My Ancestor at My Age."

Information on Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/HistoryCompetitionInGeorgia/

Videos and photos are available here:

https://www.facebook.com/HistoryCompetitionInGeorgia/videos/

Address: Shota Rustaveli Avenue #3, yard of the Simon Janashia National Museum of Georgia.

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International contest “History Competition in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine” project PR Manager Mzekha Makharadze 597 94 61 17 mzekhamakharadze@gmail.com

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