Tbilisi. December 21, 2012. The World Bank today announced the winners of the Essay Competition: “Georgia Twenty Years from Now.” The Competition was part of the activities marking the 20th anniversary of the Bank’s cooperation with Georgia. The following authors of the top five essays received monetary prizes:
- Mr. Giorgi Elizbarashvili - Ilia State University
- Ms. Ketevan Kipshidze - Caucasus University
- Mr. Valery Otkhozoria - Ilia State University
- Ms. Mariam Sulashvili - Ilia State University
- Mr. Shota Tkhelidze - University of Georgia
Special nominations were awarded to:
- Mr. Edisher Baghaturia – Tbilisi State University - Creative work
- Ms. Sophie Datuashvili - Georgian Institute of Public Affairs - Original work
- Ms. Nino Kapanadze - Tbilisi State Academy of Arts - Artistic work
- Mr. Robinson Khubulashvili - ISET at Tbilisi State University - Innovative work
- Ms. Nino Rekhviashvili - Caucasus University - Engaging work
- Mr. Tornike Adamashvili - Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgian State University – received special recognition for Skillful Writing.
“The essay competition offered students across the country the unique opportunity to enter into a stimulating exchange of ideas about Georgia’s future development. The contest aimed to inspire students to present their vision of the country and the journey towards that vision. We are pleased to acknowledge some really interesting works by students representing several high education institutions,” said Elene Imnadze, Senior Public Sector Specialist, World Bank Georgia Office, Chair of the Selection Committee.
Participating universities were responsible for conducting the initial screening of the essays submitted by their respective students. Universities were encouraged to showcase a wide range of disciplines in their nominations. Contributions had been evaluated according to the specific criteria offered by the Bank. Final evaluation of essays was conducted by the World Bank Selection Committee, comprising Bank colleagues and invited members representing Open Society Georgia Foundation and “Tabula” magazine.
Authors of the winner essays and respective university representatives will be invited to the World Bank reception on 21st of January, where awards will be presented. The essays will be published on the Georgia Country Office website.