Winners of the competition „We own the sky 2012” are to be known this week
The marathon of this year competition „We own the sky 2012” has ended; competition works has been received and evaluated. This Thursday, on April 26, we will find out those two youth – a girl and a guy – who will represent Latvia in a space camp in the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama.
On April 16, the jury consisting of four persons came together and evaluated 49 competition works. This year the works were evaluated by representative of the Ministry of Education and Science Kaspars Karolis, the VHTP Project Manager Eva Daigina, the VHTP Development and Marketing Department Manager Ilze Eglāja, as well as Manager of the Children’s Science CenterZ(in)oo in Cēsis Pauls Irbins.
The task of the jury was to evaluate each work after three criteria in a 10-point system: originality and creativity of a work, quality and complexity level of a work, as well as a fact whether the work submitted within the competition can be successfully used further to facilitate awareness and interest in Latvia about space technology. Mark in English of the work’s author was added to the total sum of the points. The best works reached more than 100 points.
In order to still keep intrigue the jury decided to announce the results of the competition during the awarding ceremony that will be held on April 26 at the Children’s Science Center Z(in)oo inviting all the participants of this year. Youth from Aizpute, Auce, Balvi, Cesvaine, Daugavpils, Jelgava, Liepāja, Riga, Rubene, Saldus, Sigulda, Smiltene, Valka, Valmiera, Vecumnieki, and Ventspils will come together inCēsis.
This year a special attention was paid to inform youth about the competition via network of educational institutions. Special competition posters were prepared thanks to which majority of pupils got information about such opportunity and submitted his or her competition work. Also an additional competition was organized for schools searching the most active one from pupils of which the most works are to be received; and this school will get 20 free tickets to Children’s Science CenterZ(in)oo in Cēsis. This year the title of the most active school goes to Riga State Gymnasium No. 1 – three pupils of this school participate in the competition „We own the sky” of the year 2012.
This year informative support to the competition „We own the sky 2012” is provided by draugiem.lv, radio SpinFM that can be watched and listened at on the Internet, magazines „Ilustrētā Junioriem” and „Ilustrētā Zinātne”, and a portal E-klase.
Also representatives of mass media are invited to the awarding ceremony on April 26 at the Children’s Science Center „Z(in)oo”. We will be happy if you would give a notice on your participation by phone 26180733 or e-mail ilze [dot] eglaja [at] vatp [dot] lv.
Ventspils High Technology Park
E-mail: ilze [dot] eglaja [at] vatp [dot] lv