Georgia Today Education: Competition of a Lifetime for Young Writers

Georgia Today presents Georgia Today Education, which concentrates on the youth of Georgia as the essential attribute of a continued democratic society. 

We would like to share with you a very important recognition by the Ministry of Education, which has stated:

“Georgia Today Education should be of interest to pupils and teachers. The reading of the newspaper will definitely contribute to the development of critical thinking and media literacy among the students. We note that it is possible to use this edition as a study resource. The materials covered in the newspaper can be actively used in English language lessons as an additional authentic learning resource.” 

By the end of the academic year, we have planned to release 4 issues (March-June), which runs parallel to our large-scale competition entitled ‘Future Journalist’ 

The Future Journalist competition is your chance to showcase your writing skills and win a fantastic prize. Organized by Georgia Today Education and supported by UK Bridge, it aims to discover the best future journalists in Georgia. Within the scope of the competition, young participants will have the opportunity to work as real journalists. In addition, their interviews will be published in three editions of Georgia Today. This is a unique opportunity to meet figure heads and officials in person, and ask them their thoughts and what they are concerned about. 

The contest will be conducted in three stages, three young writers will be able to become future journalists! 

The three winners will then interview Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili in person. They must then write the interview ready for print in the newspaper. 

An independent jury will then look at the three interviews and choose the best. 

The jury will choose one winner. That winning interview will be published in both Georgia Today and Georgia Today Education newspaper. The winner will then fly off to the UK for a two-week summer education course of a lifetime! 

So, what do you have to do to win this great prize? 

Firstly, you have to be between 13-17 years old.  

The competition will have three potential winners.

1)    By February 15, email us 10 questions you would like to ask to marketing@georgiatoday.ge

Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze

2)    By March 15, email us 10 questions you would like to ask 

UK Ambassador to Georgia Justin McKenzie Smith

3)    By April 15, email us 10 questions you would like to ask 

First Lady Maka Chichua 

 

The winner of Competition 1 will have the chance to meet and interview Mayor Kaladze in person. You must then write the interview which will be printed in the March edition of the Georgia Today Education newspaper. 

The winner of Competition 2 (not the same person as Competition 1) will have the chance to meet and interview UK Ambassador to Georgia Justin McKenzie Smith in person. You must then write the interview which will be printed in the April edition of the Georgia Today Education newspaper.

The winner of Competition 3 (not the same person as Competition 1 or 2) will have the chance to meet and interview First Lady Maka Chichua in person. You must then write the interview which will be printed in the May edition of the Georgia Today Education newspaper.

 

Georgia Today’s International Partners are: 

Peace Corps Georgia – the American Charity Educational Organization. Peace Corps Georgia have volunteer teachers who teach English in Georgian schools, and actively use Georgia Today Education as an educational resource. 

The British Council – is a program developed by the British Council ‘Learn English’, which is used by many countries around the world to teach the English language,

You can find electronic versions of the Georgia Today Education’s first three editions here: 

https://issuu.com/georgiatodaynewspaper/docs/gted001 

https://issuu.com/georgiatodaynewspaper/docs/gted002 

https://issuu.com/georgiatodaynewspaper/docs/gted003

info@georgiatoday@gmail.com

09 February 2018 14:44

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