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The branch of the National Library of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) DTK - Reading Center is holding the second International competition of publishing and visual creative projects for children and adolescents "White world of the Arctic through the prism of a children's book".

The contest is designed to draw public attention to children's literature on the North and the Arctic in order to solve issues with its publication (including in indigenous languages of the North and the Arctic), support aspiring authors, illustrators and popularize translations into different languages.

Works for children and adolescents (fiction, popular science publications, audiobooks, adaptations and animated films based on fiction, author board games) on the theme of the North and the Arctic, published from January 01, 2019 to August 31, 2022, will be selected for participation in the contest.

Experts will compile a "List of nominees" of creative projects (books, publications, visualizations, audiobooks, board games). The winners will be announced by popular vote on the official website of the National Library of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia),, in October 2022. The awarding ceremony will take place on November 19 in Yakutsk both offline and online.

The winners will be able to publish or republish their works in the Electronic Publishing House of the National Library of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) free of charge.

The Competition is held with the support of the Russian national section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), the Board on Books for Young People Russia, the Russian State Children's Library, the section of the Association of culture, art and education workers for introducing children to reading "Raising the Reader", the Ministry of Culture and Spiritual Development of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), the Ministry for the Arctic Development and Peoples' Affairs of the North of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), International Organization of Northern Regions “The Northern Forum”.


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