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The contest was administered by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation under the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. The main goals of the competition were to enhance the knowledge of the schoolchildren, support developing a creative thinking, get them interested in technical innovations and progress and reveal the schoolchildren inventors.
IV-XII graders of all general educational institutions were eligible to participate in the competition. They took part both as an individual and as a team member. Schoolchildren had to turn in a description of their invention and its illustration draft/model along with the application.
In order to promote the contest, public lectures were organized at the schools. Up to 50 scientists and young researches of different fields of sciences delivered the lectures covering both theoretical and practical courses. The lectures were held at the modern laboratories of the schools constructed within the scope of the Einstein Program of the Ministry.
All interested schoolchildren from all regions of Georgia participated in the Leonardo Da Vinci Contest. The works were presented in Physics, Chemistry and Biology as well as in Agriculture, Energy and Engineering.
The jury selected 7 best projects. The authors of these projects were granted with medals, diplomas, and cash prizes. Grand prix holder will be sent to England to participate in a study tour.
The winners were awarded with the cash prizes: 1st place – 5 000 GEL, 2nd place - 3 000 GEL, 3 rd place–2 000 GEL.
The most interesting and innovative projects were exhibited at the Expo Georgia Exhibition Center. The authors of these innovative projects made presentations of their works and answered to the questions of the visitors. The exhibition is attended by the schoolchildren from Tbilisi and regions as well.