The Future of Humanity Online Competition

More than 250 students from 13 schools took part with individual and team projects in “The Future of Humanity” Online Competition organised by four companies from GEOTECHMIN GROUP – Geotechmin OOD, Ellatzite-Med AD, Geostroy AD and Geotrading AD. The contest was joined with great enthusiasm by children from the partner schools Hristo Yasenov Secondary School, Hristo Botev Primary School and Todor Peev Vocational High School in the town of Etropole, Georgi Benkovski Primary School in the village of Mirkovo, Ss Cyril and Methodius Primary School in the village of Chavdar, St Paisiy Hilendarski High School and Zlatitsa Vocational High School in the town of Zlatitsa, Ss Cyril and Methodius Primary School in the village of Chelopech, Ss Cyril and Methodius Primary School in the village of Anton, Vocational High School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Nikola Dimov Vocational High School and Savo Savov High School in the town of Pirdop, and Lyuben Karavelov Secondary School in the town of Koprivshtitsa. The initiative was held for the sixth consecutive year in the region where Ellatzite-Med AD operates.
The purpose of the competition was to inspire children to think critically about essential topics concerning the future of humanity, the advancement of modern technologies, environmental protection and global changes in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. The students competed in two categories: literary works – compositions, essays, poems, tales or short stories, and digital images – drawings, mini-models, computer graphics or animation. The contestants were divided into two age groups: 5th – 7th graders and 8th – 12th graders.
The competition started in the autumn of 2020 and was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Geotechmin OOD. In April 2021, the children’s artworks were appraised by a jury consisting of Assoc. Prof. Tsvetan Iliev – a juror for the projects in “Digital Images” category and the young poet Dimana Yordanova who reviewed and assessed the literary works.
The jury awarded 39 first-prize winners, 28 second prizes and 24 third prizes to individual and team projects. 43 contestants gained incentive prizes. All distinguished participants received material rewards and the partner schools – teaching aids and resources.
You can read the names of the first, second and third place winners and the students who received incentive prizes here for Etropole Municipality and ere for the municipalities of Mirkovo, Chavdar, Chelopech, Zlatitsa, Pirdop, Anton, and Koprivshtitsa. You can see this year’s awarded artworks here.
The management teams of Geotechmin OOD, Ellatzite-Med AD, Geostroy AD and Geotrading AD would like to express their gratitude to the participants, their parents, teachers and school principals who supported them and helped them to take part in the regional e-competition “The Future of Humanity”.


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