I National Essay Contest “Face to Face with Future Generations”

The awards ceremony was conducted for the winnersof the I National Essay Contest “Face to Face with Future Generations” in the2010 school year among 9-11-grade high-school students as a joint project ofthe Ministry of Education, Ministry of Communications and IT, as well as theState Committee for Family, Women and Children Issues of the Republic ofAzerbaijan and Azerbaijan Future Studies Society i.e. the Azerbaijan Node ofthe Millennium Project.

For instance,the relevant manual describing the conditions of the contest and the supportingmaterials describing the 15 Global Challenges of the Millennium Project weredeveloped as Annexes to the Manual in order to ensure the implementation of thecontest.

The essayssubmitted to the contest covered 15 topics relevant to the 15 Global Challengesof the Millennium Project (www.millennium-project.org). High-school students independentlyand voluntarily chose their own topics. The participants selected their topicat their own discretion and developed their essay paper accordingly.

As a result ofthe jury's assessment of the essays 45 winners took part in the Award Ceremony competedfor first, second and third place on 15 Global Challenges. Winners wereselected by the jury members.     

The winners andfinalists were presented with certificates and valuable gifts. The event wasconducted in the Big Hall of the Ministry of Education of the Republic ofAzerbaijan.