Awards 2017

The success of our children deserves special attention, apart from the talent, they are also due to a lot of work and effort made during the year. With the individual awards we want to encourage and support the young talents of Bulgaria. We want them to be proud of their achievements and to highlight their success in a certain area as a victory that deserves special attention. Our goal is to stimulate not only the work on talent itself but also the performance. Therefore, the "Awards, Scholarships and Prizes" Project rewards not only the talented, but also the emerging children - those who, in addition to improving their talents, prove them in competitions with others. Talent, work, appearances, achievements, sustainable development and compliance are our main criteria for evaluation. We congratulate not only the ranked finalists, but all the others who turned to us and shared their success, continue to work hard and the results will not be late. We wish many new successes to all the children of Bulgaria!

Laureates 2017

Chavdar Lalov

Chavdar Tsvetanov Lalov, 10th grade, "Geo Milev" High School of Mathematics, Pleven

Cash prize for an innovative project in the field of mathematics.

Project "Structure of non-intersecting routes and the connecting constant" - the project is studying the so called Non-intersecting routes; Roads on a square net that do not self-intersect. The main issue that is being considered is how many such paths of a certain length may exist. This is a 75-year task that has not yet been fully resolved. A simplified version of this problem has been dealt with in the work, with a similar lower and upper limit for the number of routes being found. Also presented is a transformation of non-spontaneous routes, which helps better describe them mathematically. Non-intersecting routes have multiple applications - they serve to model linear polymers, optimize computer algorithms, and help find the capacity of telecommunication networks.

Other Significant Achievements: IX Science and Innovation Fair INNOFAIR 2016
Prospective prize for a mathematical project "Regarding the number of non-intersecting routes on lattice bands and the connecting constant" / - Sofia, 2016. The prize gives the right to represent Bulgaria at Expo Sciences Luxembourg 2017; 17th Student Conference of the Pupil’s Institutes of Mathematics and Informatics - a diploma for excellent presentation and admitted to an interview for RSI'17 with a mathematical project "On the number of self-avoiding walks on lattice strips and the connective constant", 8 - 12 grade; National Ranking - Vratsa, 13-15.01.2017 - The award for excellence is the highest honor of the conference and the authors of these projects are allowed to an interview for RSI'17 / Summer Research School at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA /; National Olympiad in Mathematics Third result IX - XII grade, national round - Sofia, 2016; National mathematical competition "European Kangaroo" - first place X grade, regional circle - Pleven, 18.03.2017; Excellent presentation of the project "Regarding the number of non-intersecting routes on grid strips and the connecting constant" VIII - XII grade, national ranking - Borovets, 2017; National Young Talents Competition - excellent performance for a project, national ranking - Sofia, 2016; First place for the project "Structure of non-intersecting routes and the connecting constant". - Sofia, 27.04.2017. Presents Bulgaria at the European Young Scientist Competition (EUCYS) in Tallinn, Estonia in September 2017; Publication in Parabola incorporating Function, Issue 1, Volume 52 (2016)

Eleonora Ivanova

Eleonora Antonova Ivanova, 7th grade, "Knyaz Boris 1" Primary School, Plovdiv

Individual cash prize for a talented child with limited financial capabilities for achievements in the field of music

Significant Achievements: National Competition "Stars for Laura", Svishtov 2017 - Grand Prix of all ages; National competition for MES 2017, Plovdiv - second place; National Competition "Song from the Source" 2017, St. Zagora - first place and invitation for recording in the Bulgarian National Radio; Music Academy "Note by Note" 2017, Pazardzhik - Grand Prix. Achievements in 2016 - National Competition "With a Song to Revive the Good", Kazanlak - First Place; National competition "Stars for Laura", Svishtov - first prize; National competition at the MES, Plovdiv - first place; International Contest “Note by Note”, Pazardzhik - first prize; National Competition "One Bulgarian Rose", Kazanlak - first place; International competition "Rainbow over Kleptuza", Velingrad - gold medal; “Silver Yantra” International Competition - Best Performance in Foreign Language for Jamal's Song, Eurovision Song Contest 2016 (only selected contestants are allowed); National competition "With song and love we create good", Plovdiv - first prize; National Competition "Song from the Spring", St. Zagora - first place.

Elena Mazneva

Elena Petkova Mazneva, 8th grade, "Acad. Nikola Obreshkov" High School of Mathematics, Bourgas

Individual cash prize for excellent performance at national and international Olympiads, competitions and contests in the field of fine arts.

Significant Achievements: First place in a competition for talented children "Galleria Seeks Young Talents" in the category of Fine Arts, Bourgas 2016; First prize in a contest for illustrations of "Tales for a Cute One" by Stana Apostolova; First place at National Children's Competition "Look at my Angel", Sofia 2016; The Special Innovation Award of Gabrovo Regional Administration at the Third Children's Creative Competition "I, My Family, My City", Gabrovo 2016; First place in category "Drawing" for participation in the seventh National Competition "Bulgaria and China - Ancient and Unique Civilizations" organized by the Confucius Institute at St. Cyril and Methodius University, 2017; Second place in the National Competition for Drawing and Applied Art "Water - a source of life" - section: drawing, Bourgas 2017; Selected Prize at the World Children's Drawing Competition in Kanagawa, Japan 2017.

Iva Ichevska

Iva Ivanova Ichevska, 5th grade, "Raina Knyaginya" High School, Plovdiv

Individual monetary prize for excellent performance at national and international Olympiads, competitions, and contest in the field of mathematics.

Significant Achievements: Gold Medal at the Fourth International Tournament "Mathematics without Borders", Spring 2017; Gold medal at the 4th International Mathematics without Borders International Tournament, winter 2017; Gold medal at the 4th International Mathematics without Borders International Tournament, autumn 2016; Bronze medal at the XIth Moscow Mathematical Olympiad for the 5th Grade, January, 2017; Bronze Medal of the St. Petersburg Olympics "Unity Formula" / "Third Millennium", February 2017; SASMO Silver Medal (Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad) - May 2017; gold medal of the Asian Mathematical Olympiad "Asia Open" 2016; gold medal at the finals of the Third International Tournament "Mathematics without Borders" - 1-3 July 2016 (individuals); diploma III Degrees (with Bronze Medal Equivalent) - XX Mathematical Olympiad from Primary School Classes, Feb. 2016; gold medal at the Third International Tournament "Mathematics without Borders", spring 2016 (April).

Veselin Karaganev

Veselin Kaloyanov Karaganev, 10th grade, "Academic Nikola Obreshkov" School of Mathematics, Bourgas

Individual monetary prize for excellent performance at national and international Olympiads, competitions, contests in the field of informatics and information technologies.

Significant Achievements: First Place at the National Olympiad in Information Technologies, Sofia 2015 A mark in the age group 5-8 grades; National Olympiad in Information Technologies, Sofia 2017 - A mark in age group 9-12 grades; First place at Regional Information Technology Olympiad "From New Technologies to Technology of Success in Everything", Bourgas 2016 In category 9-12 grade; First prize and "Local Winner" - Nasa Space Apps Challenge - 2017 "Best Use of Data" category, first place in HAKATON (Bourgas Technical University) - "Creating Software Applications for the Environment of Bourgas" 2017; First place in the information technology competition "St. Nikolas the Wonderworker" 2016.


Due to lack of suitable applications, the Foundation will not award the Grand Prize "Give the Talent a Chance" for 2017. The funds allocated for this award were used by the Foundation to award two additional individual cash prizes for excellent performance at Republican Olympiads, competitions and contests.

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The V-th National Literature Contest "And the Children Conquer Worlds. Show That You Can!" 2019 on "My letter to Bulgaria" has ended. In the prestigious competition, organized by the Chance for the Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation , took place 97 works from over 45 towns and villages in the country.

The prestigious jury with the famous Bulgarian writer Radoslav Gigidgjiev cast the finalists: Ralitsa Georgieva Shykova, 18, from Blagoevgrad, ranked first. The second finalist is Kristina Kostova Kirova at the age of 18 from Bourgas and the honorable third place is Kalin Kalinov Abrashev, 15 years old from Chepelare. The encouraging prize goes to Sofia for Svetislav Georgiev Todorov at age 16.

There are stories and essays from 28 talented young writers from all over Bulgaria, which will be published in a collection of short stories and essays. The youngsters will have the opportunity to participate in the whole process of shaping the book by working with creative mentors and editors from the team at the Book Factory platform.

Here are their names: Monika Chausheva 19 years old from Sofia; Rosen Tsakovski 18 years old from Sofia; Maria Solemova 15 years old from Sofia; Georgi Simeonov 15 years old from the town of Dupnitsa; Nilai Sheriff 15 years old from the town of Kardzhali; Elitsa Kaleva 17 years old from Plovdiv; Lyubomira Dimitrova 17 years old from the town of Svishtov; Nadezhda Georgieva 18 years old from Kardzhali; Gabriela Yordanova 16 years old from Rousse; Stefani Angelova 16 years old from Varna; Vasilena Djambazova 18 years old from the town of Lovech; Simona Yakimova 16 years old from Razgrad; Radina Kirilova 15 years old from Vidin; Yoanna Todorova 16 years old from the town of Aitos; Gabriela Alexandrova 19 years old from the town of Provadia; Galena Zdravkova 18 years old from the town of Kubrat; Vasilena Tsenova 18 years old from the town of Byala Slatina; Valeria Popova 17 years old from the village of Yahinovo, Dupnitsa; Yana Chausheva 16 years old from Smolyan; Rafet Ismailov 18 years old from Shumen; Monika Mincheva 18 years old from Plovdiv; Victoria Hristova 16 years old from Blagoevgrad; Katerina Dobreva 15 years old from Varna; Estella Moskova, 17, from Kardzhali.

The unique cover of the book "My letter to Bulgaria" is the work of young artists Elena Mazneva, Rostislava Nacheva and Elena Djambazova, graduates of the Center for Young Talents in Bourgas.

The award ceremony of the finalists and the presentation of the book will be on 19.05.2019 in Grand Hotel & Spa "Primoretz", Burgas.

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The participants in the fashion design project "Debut" at the Center for Young Talents in Burgas along with her famous Burgas designer Maria Taneva are looking to realize the dream of a graduate with limited financial possibilities by creating and donating her dream dress for the graduation ball.

For the children and youths from the center, charity goes hand in hand with the development and improvement of their talents and they have been part of the charity campaigns of the Chance for the Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation for eight years now. The latest initiative is another proof that good is being educated and exists.

"The donation for noble causes has a remarkable history in Bulgaria, the need to have charity, to help has always existed, the awareness of what is socially beneficial is not dependent on the social environment and the economic situation of the donors, and sometimes it takes very little to achieve MORE! In this we educate our children and that is the main purpose of our many charity initiatives charitable bazaars, exhibitions, shows, concerts and many others" said Liliana Slavova, president of the Foundation.

The choice of the girl will be on certain criteria.

The following documents are required to apply:

  • a certified document from the relevant school containing information about the candidate's GPA for the last 2 (two) academic years;
  • certificate (official note) on the financial condition of parents for the last year;
  • motivation letter on "My dream, my future" - a maximum of 2 (two) printed pages; Times New Roman font, 12 pt.

Applications are accepted until 18.02.2019 at or at Burgas, 4 Atanas Sirekov Square (opposite the Municipality of Bourgas) and the winner will be announced on 25.02.2019 at and the facebook page of the Center for Young Talents, Burgas.

The artists Radoslav Gigidgjiev, Kereana Angelova, Dobrina Topalova, Elka Stoyanova and Desislava Nikolova will be the jury of the fifth edition of the prestigious literary competition on the topic "My letter to Bulgaria" in 2019.

One of the most outstanding contemporary Bulgarian writers and playwrights Radoslav Gigidjgjiev, author of the best-selling trilogy "Paradise", is the head of the commission. At the invitation of the Chance for the Children and the Nature of Bulgaria Foundation, responded the winner of several prestigious literary awards, from which the national award "Golden Pegas" for 2018, and author of many poetry and novels - Kerana Angelova; Dobrina Topalova, who won the prestigious national award "Daskal Botyo Petkov" for 2018, as well as author of several monographs and numerous publications, reviews, researches and articles; Elka Stoyanova - a laureate in numerous literary contests for poetry and prose, several times winner in the interactive format "The League of Tellers", author of several poetry collections and short stories and member of the Bulgarian Writer society and Desislava Nikolova (Desi Niko) laureate of the National Spring Day Prize for Prose Genre, the author of the novel Alice and Friday Night, as well as cultural and social articles published in various online media.

"We are very happy to officially present our star jury and we are grateful that for five years now we have the chance to discover and develop literary talents together with some of the most talented and prominent Bulgarian artists. The essays and the stories of the best participants in the "My Letter to Bulgaria" competition this year will be published in a book, our goal is not only to promote creativity and to encourage the gifts of young writers, but also to encourage their peers to communicate with each other through literature, commented Liliana Slavova, chairman of the "Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria" Foundation.

The opening of the festival began at 10:00. in the Literary Club - Reading Room The Little Prince with the Christmas stories of one of the greatest writers of all time - C.Dikens, OHenry, N. Gogol, A. Chehov, F. Dostoevsky. The pre-Christmas celebration of the talents continued with a solemn award ceremony for the winners of the Regional Online Children's Drawing Contest on Wonderland at Christmas, which was attended by 130 children from Burgas and the region. The winner in the age group 6-8 years was Vesela Valcheva 6 years old from Rakovina kindergarten Bourgas, the prize in the age group 9 - 11 years took Boyana Teneva, 11 years old from the Kodzhakafaliata School, and the twelve-year-old Maria Katsarova struggled with the competition and became a finalist in her age group 12-14. The winner in the category "Art of the Audience" with 360 likes of the drawing became Nevena Ivanova, 9 years old from Dobri Chintulov High School, Burgas.

All the wonderful works of talented artists were displayed on the art floor in the center for talented children. And for the festive mood of all the guests took care the participants from vocal group Sea Blue and the folk group Zelenika. A special greeting to all was provided by participants in the English Challenges 2 project.

On this day, the Center for Young Talents was also open to all citizens, giving them the chance to get acquainted with innovative talent-based methods, as well as the many interesting and useful opportunities that young people in the city and the region offer.

Celebrities read to the children of Burgas on "Favorite book from my childhood"

In the national reading week, the only European certified center for working with talented children in the city of Bourgas and the Literary Club - Reading Room The Little Prince organize the initiative to encourage reading. Famous people read to the children of Burgas, the theme is A Favorite Book from My Childhood. In the period 24.10.18 - 26.10.18 the center will welcome distinguished people from Burgas, the children of the city will have the opportunity to touch the inner world of the guests, to hear the fairy tales of their childhood and to ask questions that concern them.
The campaign starts with the famous Burgas director and discoverer of acting talents Rumen Velev who will introduce to the children the works of Exupery. The second evening the audience will be acquainted with the Masterchef of Bulgaria in 2018 - Stanislav Raichev. He will present the beloved Astrid Lindgren and her Carlson Who Lives on the Roof. Finally, lovers of children's creativity will also be touched by one of the youngest but growing in popularity - Lydia Stamatova singer and screenwriter, part of the team of the web series - TIPICHNO.
Reading children use their imagination, put themselves in the shoes of the heroes of the stories. Books help young people see new worlds and reach their full potential, which is also a major mission and goal in the work of the literary club The Little Prince and The Center for Young Talents. Children need children's books and books need children to show them their world.
And as the great Einstein said, "If you want your children to be intelligent, read their tales, and if you want them to be even smarter, read more tales to them." commented on the idea of ​​the event Liliana Slavova, chairman of the Chance for the Children and Nature of Bulgaria foundation.