4-th EDITION OF THE COMPETITION (2019)
The fourth edition of the competition is included in the program of the international scientific-practical forum Protected Karst Areas - Legislation, Tourism, Monitoring "(ProKARSTerra`2019) and was held under its motto: "Protected Karst Areas - Islands of Sustainable Development". Three anniversaries were marked with which the competition is closely connected:
|10 years ProKARSTerra||90 years organized cave movement in Bulgaria||150 years BAS|
The competition contains 17 sections, divided into the already approved five categories for participation. Two of the thematic sections are new - Computer Game and Comics.
|1. For pupils||2. For teachers||3. For students||4. For nature lovers (no age restrictions)|
|1.1. Up to 12 years||1.2. Over 12 years|
|Drawing||Drawing||My unusual lesson||Scientific essay||Photo composition (from 3 to 5 photos)|
|Work with natural materials||Work with natural materials||Our pupil project||Multimedia presentation||Movie|
|Multimedia presentation||Multimedia presentation||Video clip||Drawing / Painting|
|Video clip||Video clip||Computer game||Cartoon / Comic / Grotesque|
|Computer game||Drawing / Painting|
|Essay||Cartoon / Comic / Grotesque|
|Poster / Postcard||Art installation|
The fourth edition of the competition was attended by 257 authors from 14 countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Montenegro, South Korea and Japan..
RECEIVED COMPETITION WORKS: 205 from 257 authors
|Countries||Received works (number)||Participants (number)|
Distribution of the works approved for ranking by competition headings
EVALUATION OF THE COMPETITION WORKS
Of all the submitted works, 195, eligible for participation in the competition, were admitted for evaluation. Outside the regulation, three original works by children from kindergartens in Montenegro and Bulgaria are included.
Karstologists, artists and teachers, united by the idea of popularizing karst and its more active involvement in education, are again involved as members of the jury.
|Member of the jury||Profession||Place of work||Country|
|Prof. Dr. Wiaczesław Andrejczuk – chairman||Geographer, karstologist||University of Warsaw||Poland|
|Prof. Dr. Yoshihisa Nakano||Painter||Yamaguchi University||Japan|
|Dr. Dorota Okon||Geographer||Zespół parków krajobrazowych Województwa Śląskiego, Będzin||Poland|
|Stefan Sommer||Teacher||Lear-Gymnasium, Niedersachsen||Germany|
|Assoc. prof. Dilyana Stefanova, PhD||Geographer||NIGGG-BAS||Bulgaria|
|Assoc. prof. Zornitsa Cholakova, PhD||Geographer||GGF, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia||Bulgaria|
|Prof. Dimitrina Mihova, PhD||Geographer||Yamaguchi University - retired||Bulgaria – Japan|
|Assoc. prof. Tsvetan Ostromski, PhD||Mathematican, speleologist||IICT-BAS||Bulgaria|
|Krasto Terziev||Painter||TerART advertising and publishing house||Bulgaria|
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF THE COMPETITION WORKS
- Originality of the realized idea
- Knowledge of karst
- Emotional suggestion
- Technical skills in the genre
- Creative independence
After summarizing the evaluations of each member of the jury (according to the pre-set 6 criteria of the competition), a total of 37 prizes were determined (9 first, 12 second and 16 third), divided into 12 competition categories. The prizes are distributed among participants from 11 countries. In addition, 3 special prizes were awarded for works by children from kindergartens (in Montenegro and Bulgaria) who participated outside the regulation. In the fourth edition of the competition, for the first time, the jury did not broadcast a work worthy of the Grand Prize for original creative achievement.
DISTRIBUTION OF AWARDS BY COUNTRY – 2019
|Countries||1-st prize||2-nd prize||3-th prize||Total||Special prize|
List of works ranked first and their authors
Pupils up to 12 years
"Passable" ("God's Eyes") by Luka Rubanovic, Varna, CSU "Dreamers"
WORK WITH NATURAL MATERIALS
"Mines" íà Dorota Kacprzak – Ïîëøà, Warszawa, Prywatna szkola podstawowa "Im. Astrid Lindgren"
Pupils over 12 years
- "Born of Karst" íà Marija Đurović – ×åðíà ãîðà, Pljevlja, Gimnazija ''Tanasije Pejatović'';
- Broken Stones - "Timelessness" by Anet Koleva and Mira Dimitrova - Bulgaria, Varna, PS "St. St. Cyril and Methodius"
"Karst under protection - a gift for generations" by Victoria Burova, Stara Zagora, Second Primary School "Petko Rachov Slaveykov"
VIDEO CLIP "Fascinating world of karst caves" by Anna Tkacheva - Russia, Zelenogorsk MBOU "Gymnasium ¹ 164"
"A Stone Should be Protected by Love" íà Jovana Damjanovic – ×åðíà ãîðà, Podgorica, PS “Dr. Dragisa Ivanovic”
POSTER / BROCHURE / CATALOG
- "Caves in Bulgaria - a journey for explorers" by Iveta Kostadinova and Natalia Gacheva, Varna, Varna Trade High School;
- "Kolkina Dupka" by Dzhenika Yancheva, Varna, St. St. Cyril and Methodius Primary School
The winners of the first prize in the competition received official invitations to participate as special guests in the First International Student Competition Karst - the last "white spot" on the planet Earth (4-9 August 2019, Teteven) under the auspices of UNESCO. (photos)
Presentation of the awarded works (2019)
The official ceremony for announcing and awarding the winners of the competition is included in the solemn session of the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Protected Karst Areas - Legislation, Tourism, Monitoring", which took place on September 29, 2019 in the hall "Prof. Marin Drinov ”in the Central Building of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia. After the ceremony, an exhibition specially organized at the National Museum of Natural History was opened with awarded works from the competition. (photos)
The prizes for the third edition of the competition are provided by UNESCO and the Ministry of Education and Science. The tradition from 2015 has been observed and for the first place participants original sculptures have been made from rock samples. They are provided by the Experimental Laboratory of Karstology of NIGGG-BAS and by the quarries of Zlatna Panega Cement AD. The author of the sculptures is Milko Dyulgerov, Master of Metalworking and Jewelry at the National Academy of Arts. All winners in the fourth edition of the competition received original diplomas.
An analysis of the results of the fourth edition of the competition is published in the article Fourth International competition "Karst under protection - a gift for future generations" 2019 (results and conclusions). The possibility of including the fifth edition of the competition in the program of the International Year of Caves and Karst, (IYCK`2021) is being discussed. The original idea (International Year of Karst) was launched by the Experimental Laboratory of Karstology of NIGGG-BAS in 2013 (opens publications - see below) and was subsequently developed by the International Speleological Union (UIS).
- Stefanov P., Stefanova D., Mikhova D., Štefka L. 2013: “proKARSTerra–Edu” – a karst-educational project. 16th International Congress of Speleology, July 21-28, 2013, Brno, Czech Republic – Proceedings, Vol. 1., Praha, pp. 307-311.
- Stefanov P., Stefanova D., Mikhova D. 2013: International competition “Karst under protection – Gift for the generations”as a part of the educational strategy “proKARSTerra-edu”. IGU Kyoto Regional Conference, August 4-9. 2013.
- Stefanov, P., D. Stefanova. 2014. The educational strategy "ProKARSTerra-Edu" – an integration of contemporary scientific concepts about karst and the Concept of Lifelong learning. In: Collection of Reports from the International Scientific conference "30 Years of the Department of Geography at the Veliko Tarnovo University” (28-29.11.2014, V. Tarnovo). Ed. "Ivis", Veliko Turnovo, pp. 82-89. (in Bulgarian)