30.06.2017 | The Foundation of the First President has announced the third annual literary contest «Altyn Tobylgy»

The Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation has announced the beginning of applications for the Literary Prize “Altyn Tobylgy” (“Golden Tavolga”). The total amount of the bonus fund is 5.5 million KZT.

The purpose of the competition is to open new names in Kazakh literature, to develop the interest of young people and the public to modern literature reflecting the philosophy of life of the younger generation of authors.

The partners of the project were the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan and the Foundation by the Development of the State Language.

The Literary Prize – Altyn Tobylgy, the Foundation of the First President established, for the first time, in 2015. The contest is aimed at supporting the talented creative youth of Kazakhstan. This year the prizes will be awarded for the third time. It enables young talents in literature to reveal yourself and show their talents. The names of the best young writers, poets, prose writers and playwrights will become known, as well as interesting works that will enter the modern literature of our country.

Young Kazakhstan authors aged 18- 35 are invited to participate in the contest. Only unpublished works are considered.

“Best Prose”, “Best Poetry”, “Best Drama”, “Best Children’s Literature”. The winner in each of these four nominations will receive 1 million KZT.

In addition, this year, a special thematic nomination “Tugan El” dedicated to the implementation of the instructions of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – N.Nazarbayev, stated in the article «Looking to the Future: Modernizing Public Accord» was announced. The premium in this nomination is set at 1.5 million KZT.

The jury consisted of famous cultural figures of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakh writers and journalists.

Competitive works will be evaluated according to the following criteria: conformity to the genre, independence of thinking, author’s position, sequence and meaningfulness of presentation, originality of the idea, literary and artistic merits, imagination and creativity, depth of emotional and aesthetic impact. The objectivity of the evaluation of works submitted to the competition is ensured by the principle of anonymity – reading the work and forming their professional opinion about it, the jury members do not know the author’s name.

Applications are accepted since July 1 to November 1, 2017. Winners (winners of the award) will be announced in December 2017. Details by the site: www.fpp.kz.

The Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation – is a non-profit organization established by the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Nursultan Nazarbayev in 2000. The Foundation carries out social, charitable, cultural, educational and other public benefit projects.

Press Service of the Foundation of the First President

of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation,

Aynur Isabayeva

Tel. 8 7172 708 367, a.isabayeva@fpp.kz

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