The competition for international applicants "My Project for the Future"

The Orenburg Region is a constituent entity of the Russian Federation located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. It's a border territory that boasts rich history, amazingly diverse landscape, well-developed infrastructure, friendly and kind-hearted people.

The region successfully develops metallurgy, oil refining, mining industry, mechanical engineering, agriculture.

You are invited to think of the opportunities for international cooperation between your country (region) and the Orenburg Region in the field of information technology and production: set the goals and objectives, suggest possible solutions and determine intended outcomes. You can determine the theme and the content of your project on your own.

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Main data

Count of winners 3
Allowed countries of participants All countries except Russia
Beginning Oct 31, 2020
Accept works until Mar 31, 2021
Evaluation before Apr 22, 2021
Ending May 1, 2021
Age restrictions Over 16

Competition regulations: The competition for international applicants "My Project for the Future"

Register for the competition. Attach a link to your competition entry posted on social media platforms and its text file. Wait for the result!

Write an essay on the given topic. The competition entry can be submitted in writing or in the video format.

  1. The competition entry must be a fact-based project on cooperation between your country and the Orenburg Region.
  2. The competition entry must be submitted in the format of essay or video.
  3. It must be posted on one or a few social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, VK, YouTube, TikTok, etc.) 
  4. The competition entry must be posted using the hashtags of the competition #HED_contest and the competition sponsor, #OSU_contest.

If you write an essay

  • essay text (up to 1,500 characters without spaces).
  • language - Russian, English.
  • Times New Roman, font size 12, line spacing 1.15.
  • don't forget to illustrate your essay with a thematic picture or collage.

If you shoot a video:

  • It must last no more than 3 minutes. (script and director's approach are chosen at your discretion)
  • Language - Russian, English.
  • Off-text/narration/subtitles are provided in a separate text file and attached to your application for participation.

How can you increase your chances?

1. Invite your friend to participate in the competition tagging them in your post. +5 points on top of the final score.

2. For every 10 likes on your post. +1 point on top of the final score

Attention! Only entries posted on the Internet for the first time can take part in the competition.


The prizes are provided by Orenburg State University

1st place - a 25% tuition discount (the degree program)

2nd place - summer school grant

3rd place - a set of branded products.