The competition for international applicants "The ideas connecting countries. Irkutsk projects"



Are you ambitious, audacious, full of ideas? Is intellectual curiosity and creativity your middle name? This competition is for you.

Find the Irkutsk Region on the map. Find out what this place is famous for. Think of your own project on international cooperation between your country and the Irkutsk Region. Get your first prize and an opportunity to study, create, make friends at Baikal State University, breathe in Siberian air and see Lake Baikal.

You can determine the theme of your project, its content and components, objectives, goals and the result you want to achieve.

Off we go!

The Irkutsk Region is a constituent entity of the Russian Federation in southeastern Siberia. It's a region that boasts rich history, well-developed infrastructure and industry, and unique ecosystem. It's population is over 2, 000, 000 people. The Irkutsk Region has great scientific and innovative potential.

The region actively develops interregional and international relations in the field of science, education, industry, culture, transport, power engineering, etc. The experience in implementation of such projects shows that international engagement, sharing experience and technology, joint research and cultural events promote the development of each party. This process matches well with a Russian proverb that says, 'Two heads are better than one.' It means that joining efforts of a few people or countries to do one big task considerably accelerates this process and helps achieve the best results.

Attention! If you know nothing about the Irkutsk Region, it's no big deal. Follow these links and get some useful information.




Main data


Count of winners 3
Allowed countries of participants All countries except Russia
Beginning Oct 30, 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 "The ideas connecting countries. Irkutsk projects"

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

1. The competition entry must be a fact-based project on cooperation between your country and the Irkutsk Region.

2. The competition entry can be submittedd in the format of an essay or a video and posted on one or a few social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, VK, YouTube, TikTok, etc.) 

3. The competition entry must be posted using the hashtags of the competition #HED_contest and the competition sponsor #BaikalSU_contest.

4. Tag the sponsoring university's account in your post:

on VK @vkbaikalgu

on Twitter @BaikalGU

on Instagram @baikaluniversity (#BaikalSU)

If you write an essay

  • essay text (up to 2,500 characters without spaces).
  • language - Russian, English, French, Chinese, Arabic. (+5 points for the Russian language)
  • 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, French, Chinese, Arabic. (+5 points for the Russian language)
  • 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, tag them in your post. +2 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.

Awards

Prizes and gifts are provided by Baikal State University

1st place - a 80 % tuition discount for the first year of studies + a winner certificate + a set of BSU's promotional gifts;

2nd place - a 60 % tuition discount for the first year of studies + a prize winner certificate + a backpack with BSU's brand mark;

3rd place - a 40 % tuition discount for the first year of studies + a prize winner certificate + a polo shirt with BSU's brand mark;

Finalists -  a set of BSU's promotional gifts +a finalist certificate; 

All participants - a certificate of participation