VI International MEDIA contest "HANSA – Link of Times"

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The International MEDIA contest "HANSA – Link of Times", which became the traditional sixth, this year, starts in Pskov in March and will last until July 2018. This decision was made on the 20th of March at the meeting of organizing committee for the preparation for the 39th International Hanseatic Days in Pskov in 2019. The organizer of the contest is the Department of Culture of Pskov City Administration.

The contest is aimed to develop mutual understanding between the peoples of Russia and Europe, the development of inter-municipal cooperation in the spheres of trade, business, culture, tourism, investment on the basis of the historical and modern experience of the Hanseatic relations. One of the most important components of the contest is its careful attitude to history, popularization of annual International Hanseatic Days held under the auspices of the International Hanseatic League and initiated by the Union of Russian Hanseatic cities as large-scale platforms for promoting cultural, tourist and business cooperation and event tourism.

All types of Mass – media are welcome to participate in the contest, as well as bloggers and social media pages, with a total amount of 4,000 subscribers. The materials that were published from July 1, 2017 to June 20, 2018 are allowed to be accepted for the competition. The themes of the works submitted for the contest should concern the Hanseatic connections, tourism, history, culture, as well as stories about people contributing to the development of the Hanseatic movement. The works together with the completed application form are accepted until July 6, 2018.

The international professional and public jury, formed of experienced journalists and media leaders, as well as prominent public figures, historians, representatives of science, culture, art, economics, politics and business of Russian and Hanseatic cities will judge the works of journalists on 10 criteria and a ten-point scale. Three works in each type of media, which scored the most points, will be among the nominees, from which the best (1st, 2nd and 3rd places) will be determined.

The ceremony of awarding the winners of the VI International MEDIA contest "HANSA – Link of Times" will be held in Pskov during annual City Days celebrations on the 23rd of July, 2018.