On June 17, 2022 the award ceremony within the "History Competitions in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine 3.0" project took place at the Aram Khachaturian House-Museum (Yerevan).
In January-April, 2022, participating students and student groups from 32 public schools in Yerevan, Tavush and Shirak regions conducted researches under the general topic of "Between Forgetting and Remembering. Soviet and Post-Soviet Memory Landscape in Families and Communities”. Students explored their community, found buildings and monuments built, operated or transformed during the Soviet era, conducted researches in libraries and archives with their teachers’ support, interviewed members of their family and community, and people having memories with those buildings / monuments. At the end, they completed their researches and submitted the final entries to the history competition.
Throughout the research process, the teams and the teachers received ongoing support from the project team and trainer-experts, who organized follow-up and consulting online sessions at different stages of their work.
As of April 30, 2022 (deadline for entries’ submission) 46 research works (both group and individual) were submitted to the competition, most of which (30) are video stories, and the rest (16) are photo stories, posters, essays, powerpoint presentation, theatrical performance, podcast, online book, etc. 14 entries were selected by the professional jury as winners in 3 nominations:
- "In the footsteps of a forgotten history": Dilijan Impulse factory
- The Church of Club
- The Evolution of Liberty Avenue
Best Research Work
- Dating Near The "Nork" Cinema and Its 3D Modeling
- The Fate of The Russian School in Soviet and Post-Soviet Dilijan
- The History of Renaming Our Village
- The Wellspring of Loris – Best Individual Work
- Mother Armenia in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Period - Best Media Coverage
- Witness of Its Time - Best Reference to the Topic of Peoples’ Friendship
- Cinema “Rossia” in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Period - Best Means of Expression
- Metro Station “Friendship” - Best Critical Reflection on the Topic and DVV International’s Sympathy
- Leninakan - Gyumri Itinerary - Jury Sympathy
- Forgotten and Ignored Pages of Gharibjanyan's History - Project Experts Sympathy
- Revealing the Soviet Era - Jury sympathy
All the submitted entries can be found with this link https://dvv.hazarashen.am/publishedworks/ ։
Local Aliq media’s coverage of the event can be found here.
EUSTORY ‘s coverage of the award ceremony can be found here.