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.
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”.