Vakhushti Kotetishvili's anniversary competition for school students

In 2015, to celebrate Vakhushti Kotetishvili’s 80th anniversary, Writers’ House held a literary contest for high school students in Georgia. All students Georgian private and public schools, studying in IX-XII classes were eligible to participate.

The students had to write one of the three suggested essays, based on memoir book of Vakhushti Kotetishvili – “Chemi Tsutisofeli (My life):” 

  •   “Bridge between two eras” – Vakhushti Kotetishvili as a narrator
  •   “The great terror” based on Vakhushti Kotetishvili’s “Chemi Tsutisofeli (My life)”
  •  Story of a family as a face of an era

61 essays were submitted various regions of Georgia. The winners were:

First place: Archil Gvasalia, Public schhol N 1 of Poti, class IX

Second place: Nino Janelidze – Public school N 2 of Ambrolauri, class X

Third place – Elene Javakhishvili, Tbilisi school N 6, class XII 

For distinguished works, the following students were awarded Writers’ House certificates:

  1. Nino Gamtsemlidze, public school N 72 of Tbilisi, class X
  2. Mikheil Dalalishvili – public schhol of village Zvare, Kharagauli municipality, class XI
  3. Gagua – public school N 1 of Poti, class X
  4. Davit Mirianashvili – Sighnagi public school, class XI
  5. Luka Turtsumia – public school N 1 of village Jvari, Tsalenjikha municipality, class XI
  6. Guram Kharshiladze – public school of village Nigvzari, Sachkhere municipality, class XII
  7. Ana Makharashvili – public school N 1 of village Nukriani, Sighagi municipality, class X

The project was implemented by the support of the Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia.

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