VI Literary Contest "And children conquer worlds. Show that you can!" discovering young Bulgarian talents abroad

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For the sixth consecutive year the Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation announces a literary competition "And children conquer the worlds. Show that you can!". The competition is for writing a short story or essay on "My Letter to Bulgaria". The theme of last year's edition of the competition was "My Letter to Bulgaria". A prestigious jury (from writers, journalists, professors) honored the finalists, and the 25 best works were published in a book.

This year the literary competition is aimed at all Bulgarian children and young people living abroad.

"After the young people's great interest in the topic in the previous edition, the idea came up to organize a literary competition for Bulgarian talents abroad. The theme and requirements are the same and the purpose is to publish the second part of the book "My Letter to Bulgaria" to append the first one.We want to compare the two books so that we can understand more about young people who are not in our country, hear their "voice", learn what excites them and what they think about Bulgaria. The best part is that in this way their peers here in Bulgaria will have the opportunity to read these stories and essays, " said the President of the Foundation, Mrs. Liliana Slavova.

The competition is part of the projects of the Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation to support the development of young Bulgarian talents and for the second year in a row it is implemented with the support and special participation of the famous contemporary author Radoslav Gizgindjiev.

Gizgindjiev has graduated with a major in Bulgarian Philology at VTU "St. Cyril and Methodius" and Film Directing in the class of Docho Bojakov; gained popularity among readers in Bulgaria with the trilogy "Paradise": "Paradise", "Doors" and "Butterflies", which caused a real furore and ranks in the charts of the best-selling books in the country, his novel "More Than Love" is among Most Preferred Books for 2018, and his latest work, "Butterflies: Between the Shadow and the Light," was released in 2019.

The official awarding of the finalists and the presentation of the book "Letter to Bulgaria from Young Bulgarians around the World" will take place in May 2020.