The best essays and drawings on the topic of the euro selected

523 works were submitted by deadline to the essay and drawings competition ?What do I like about the euro??, organised by the Ministry of Finance, Unicef, the Bank of Estonia and the Estonian Olympic Committee.
21. 12. 2010

Participation was most active in the younger age groups:from kindergarten children to pupils up to grade five, and grades six to nine.

The organisers received many well thought-out essays and lovely drawings.Some pictures appealed to the jury to such an extent that they were displayed on the walls of the Ministry of Finance.

The jury included Jürgen Ligi, Minister of Finance; Tea Varrak, Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance; Toomas Palu, Executive Director of Estonian Unicef; Katrin Kask, Head of the International and Public Relations Department of the Bank of Estonia; and Olympic gold medallist Jaak Uudmäe, who selected three best works in each age group.

In the age group from kindergarten children to pupils up to grade five, the best works were submitted by Patrick Laansalu from KrootuseBasicSchool, Iris Pook from Põltsamaa Kindergarten, and Mari and Elo Elmers from PelgulinnaUpperSecondary School.

From the students of grades 6-9, the jury selected the works of Merili Viks from ValgaUpperSecondary School, Merilin Villems from TartuKivilinnaUpperSecondary School, and Kerli Tali from TartuKivilinnaUpperSecondary School.

Liisi Olesk from Tapa Upper Secondary School, Anett Numa from Põlva Co-educational Upper Secondary School and Aleksandr Galaktionov from Tõnismäe Science School in Tallinn were the winners among students of grades 10-12.

The students of grade six of TartuKivilinnaUpperSecondary School were the most active participants in the competition and they won the main prize – a school trip to the museum of the Bank of Estonia.

The authors of the best works will be invited to a reception and award ceremony to be held in January in the Ministry of Finance.

Additional information available on the Euroweb.