ONHP: designing future together

Solemn Awards ceremony for the winners of the 15th (anniversary) ONHP-Chance Creative Works Contest dedicated to the 300th anniversary of Omsk was held at Art Center for children and youth in Oktyabrsky district. More than 300 guests, including children, parents, teachers, students of higher and secondary education institutions attended the celebration arranged by ONHP for Omsk residents.

Two months since the contest’s announcement to its final chords passed very quickly. It was quite a busy time for the arranging party. After the contest was announced, the selection committee was literary flooded with applications followed by works. The jury included well-known Omsk residents, among them honored teachers, labor veterans, representatives of business community, deputy corps and the leading industrial enterprises of Omsk. The jury did a very difficult work. Each submitted project was unique and creative. So the jury had to debate for days.
Finally the winners were decided in seven nominations for different age: Brightest Colors, The Capital of Engineering, Omsk-300, To Omsk with Love, Omsk People, Starting Point, Wonders of Imagination. Moreover, additional nominations were introduced by the contest experts.

The awarding ceremony was held in the solemn atmosphere of Art Center for children and youth located in Oktyabrsky district. Children, parents, grandparents, teachers, students of higher and secondary education institutions gathered in the assembly hall. Mr. Igor M. ZUGA, ONHP CEO, addressed the audience with welcoming speech. It was exactly Mr. Igor M. ZUGA who suggested arranging the contest 15 years ago. Firstly it was held for the schoolchildren and the teachers of the patronized schools; however a few years later the contest became city-wide. Since 2001 almost 20 thousand participants took part in the contest. Many of the submitted projects were actually implemented. According to Mr. Igor M. ZUGA, works of this year are also very interesting and deserve to be implemented.

- Getting acquainted with your works, I could see once again that ONHP-Chance is an impressive celebration of interesting ideas. Via creative quest this celebration helps you feel yourselves as the hosts of our city rather than simply guests. The hosts representing the city’s intellectual future. Thus all your works pave the way for success in this future. It is you who will shape and design our world. For us each contest is the source of valuable experience and new ideas. As the arranging party we strive to make each next contest better and more interesting for you and hope for interesting and remarkable projects - said ONHP CEO.

A lot of cordial and kind words and wishes were said to the contestants during the ceremony. More than 50 children and adults, Contest Winners, were awarded with diplomas and valuable gifts.

Words of gratitude that day were addressed also to the arranging party. Teachers and parents think it is really necessary to hold such contests which unite children and adults and encourage children to think and create.

04 May 2016