The International competition KARST UNDER PROTECTION GIFT FOR THE FUTURE GENERATION is a Bulgarian initiative, held since 2005. It is organized by the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Foundation Center on Karstology "Vladimir Popov". In 2012 the competition received the support from UNESCO.

Traditionally the competition is held in the framework of international forums about protected karst territories and it is included into their schedules. This third edition of the competition is held within the framework of the International Scientific-practical forum Protected Karst Territories Education and Training (please see the Provisional Program and Planned activities)


1. For pupils:	
1.1. Up to 12 years old:
 Drawing or Work with natural materials	 
1.2. Over 12 years old:
 Drawing / Work with natural materials
 Poster / Card 
 Multimedia presentation / Video

2. For teachers:
 My unusual lesson
 Our students project

3. For University students:
 Scientific essay / Multimedia presentation
 Picture / Painting
 Cartoon (Caricature)
 Art Installation

4. For nature lovers, photographers (no age limit):
 Photo Composition (3 to 5 photos) 
 Picture / Painting
 Cartoon (Caricature)

Deadline for participation: April 30, 2015

Works will be evaluated by an International Jury by six internationally agreed criteria.

The conditions for participation and explanation about prizes are published on the Competition site: and in the distributed invitation for participation