POETRY COMPETITION DEDICATED TO STATE SYMBOLS
Astana mayor’s office has announced a poetry competition among the country’s young poets. The theme of the contest is devoted to the state symbols including the Kazakh flag and the Kazakh coat of arms. The literary competition will be held in three stages. The deadline for applications submission is September 5 and then a qualified jury will choose the best works on September 10th. Furthermore, the national museum will host the awards ceremony for the winners. 50 best works will be published in a special collection with 1,100 copies. Then, these books will be distributed to public schools. In addition, ten winners will receive a cash prize. The overall fund of the competition is one million tenge.
ASKHAT ORALOV, HEAD OF DEPARTMENT FOR YOUTH POLICY, ASTANA MAYOR’S OFFICE:
- A young akyn who won the first place will receive 300, 000 tenge, young poets who are granted 2 second places will receive 200, 000 tenge and every of three akyns who are awarded 3rd places will receive 100, 000 tenge. Poets who won from 6th to 10th places will also receive a cash prize of 50, 000 tenge.