The Republican contest, held by the Ministry of Education under the theme "The best creative works of children and young people", has ended.

The awarding ceremony of winners was held at the Non-School Up-Bringing Center No. 46 in Baku, as well as the exhibition of the best works was organized at this place. The event was attended by the collaborators of the Ministry of Education, representatives of Baku City Education Department, boarding schools, creativity centers, primary vocational education institutions and the winners of the contest.

The main purpose of the contest is to identify talented children and young people, to develop their creative potential, to involve schoolchildren in creative associations, to organize the exchange of experience among the Children's Creative Centers. This year, for the first time, the competition, held for the fourth time, was attended by pupils of boarding schools and primary vocational education institutions operating in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The contest was held in 20 categories like decorative applied art, design and floristics. The contest was organized in 2 stages (District (city) and Republican stages).

More than four thousand participants attended the first stage of the contest. About 1000 handiwork were submitted to the Republican stage of the contest. 81 winners and 24 active participants were determined by the jury. The participants, who won first, second and third places in the Republican stage of the contest, were awarded with diplomas and valuable prizes by the Ministry of Education.

The catalogue, consisting of photos of the winners and the best works, is being prepared.