See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
At its end of the year conference in 2015, the Estonian Literary Museum announced the launch of the ‘Estonia 100. My Life and Love’ worldwide life stories competition. The spokesperson for the competition is one of Estonia’s leading poets, Kristiina Ehin.
The idea of Valga Basic School to organise a competitive forest game has received funding. If everything goes according to plan, young people in schools across Estonia will be able to participate in the game in the jubilee year of the country.
To mark the Centenary of Estonia, the Estonian Centre of Architecture, the Estonian Association of Architects and the City of Tallinn have announced a call for ideas to create a new, 21st century main street for Tallinn.
The first Estonian national atlas will be published for Estonia’s 100th anniversary at the initiative of the Department of Geography at the University of Tartu. The first of its kind, this atlas will serve both as a monument to the country and as a valuable reference book that will depict Estonia’s 100 years of development on historical and new maps.
From this Wednesday until 30 October 2016, everyone is welcome to come up with new and modern illustrations for the first part of "Truth and Justice" ("Tõde ja õigus", the landmark novel by Anton Hansen Tammsaare). The illustration competition was announced by the Museum of A.H. Tammsaare, the Estonian Graphic Designers Association and the Society of Friends of Tammsaare and Vilde.
The Estonian Heritage Society (EHS) has sent a letter to the Board of the Riigikogu, containing a proposal to erect a monument to President Konstantin Päts and, according to the President of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor a thoroughly considered answer will be given to the society this January.
The “VAIP” competition project by architects Häli-Ann Tooms and Mari-Liis Männik from Projekt Kuubis OÜ architectural bureau has won the architectural design competition for developing the main street and central square of Kuressaare. The award prize money is € 6,000. This is the 9th completed competition launched under the Great Public Space architectural programme within the framework of Estonia 100 anniversary programme.
Today, a meeting to introduce the reconstruction project of Tõrva central square was held in Tõrva community centre. The meeting discussed an improved architectural design project, which will hopefully give the town centre a new look by 2017. In February, an architectural design competition was launched to find a concept design for Tõrva central square and the recreational area by Lake Veskijärv.
The selection committee of 7 members selected the winning project – Mulk health resort – from eight entries. The authors of the winning entry are Mari Rass, Ott Alver, Alvin Järving and Ilmar Klammer from Novarc Group and Arhitekt Must.
The external programme of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia and the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union comprises various events, exhibitions and installations in foreign countries. Open competitions for ideas for introducing Estonia abroad are being held in 2015 and 2016. The first competition for ideas for exhibitions and installations was closed for entries in November. Seven competing entries qualified for the final assessment. The selection committee of the competition was forced to conclude that no winner could be announced. A new competition for ideas for exhibitions and installations will be launched in February of next year.
The Memorial to the Victims of Communism should be unveiled in time for the 100th anniversary of Estonia, but the whole project seems to have run aground. While the Government decided already early in 2015 that the memorial would be built at Maarjamäe in the Pirita district of Tallinn, not everybody is happy with this decision.
The Estonian Association of Architects in collaboration with Elva City Government has announced the launch of an architectural design competition for developing the public space in the centre of Elva – the main street “Kesk” and surrounding area. The winners of the competition will be announced on 31 March 2016.
Two weeks ago, an accordion ordered from the master craftsman Heino Tartes arrived at the Jõgeva Music School. This is one of six musical instruments bought by the music and hobby schools of Jõgeva County within the framework of the joint gift "An Instrument for Every Child", which is dedicated to the centennial of the Republic of Estonia.
The results of the application round of children’s and youth projects related to physical activity and nature have been announced. A total of 87 entries were received for the competition.
The selection committee decided to support the further development of 15 projects to the tune of €50,000. The amount of grant per project is between €2,000 and €5,000.
Eerik-Niiles Kross, a member of the Reform Party and a historian by education, says that all Heads of State of Estonia deserve a monument and "Konstantin Päts is among the first, if not the first".
Tartu City Government has decided that a memorial to Lydia Koidula and Johann Voldemar Jannsen should be erected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, and preparations are underway for a design competition for the monument.
Jaan Tamm, archaeologist and long-time chairman of the Estonian Heritage Society, considers it inappropriate to erect a monument to Konstantin Päts as a symbol of the first Estonian Republic on the centennial of the Estonian Republic. There is a Byzantine plan to pay homage to an autocratic ruler, leaving aside the people who have been the actual vehicle of the Estonian nation throughout the century, before Päts as well as after him, he writes.
The Estonian Film Institute announces the production applications round for full-length animation and feature films for the 'Estonian 100' programme open for the 9 film projects that have passed the development stage of the 'Estonia 100' feature films competition.
A total of 48 ideas were submitted for the competition launched by the Organising Committee of Estonia 100 to find events and features to showcase our country's great heritage and national assets in 2018.
On Monday, 30 November 2015 at 2 p.m., the Estonian Centre for Contemporary Arts will present a programme of arts events meant to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, and will simultaneously announce the competition “Comers, Goers and Stayers – The Histories of Estonian Communities”, which will run from 2017–2018. The deadline for entries will be 1 March 2016.
Today marks the start of a new stage in renewing the Estonian state brand. The coming months will be spent on gathering stories and photos from the general public that show and tell what makes Estonia special; anyone can take part in this “Logo of Estonia” design contest.
On 17 November at 14.00, Rahva Raamat, the largest book retailer in Estonia, will open a gate at the airport that will have sculptures of important Estonian writers, who represent different eras in the Estonian literary history and have been selected in cooperation with the Estonian Writer's Union.
On Saturday, 7 November, at 11 a.m., Tõrva Mayor Maido Ruusmann and Vice-President of the Union of Estonian Architects, Kalle Vellevoog, will open the Magic Container urban installation at Tõrva open market to present the Good Public Space mission project, which was launched under the Republic of Estonia 100 anniversary programme.
The pedestrian space between Tallinn city centre and the sea will be developed over the next five years. According to Raul Järg, Head of the Estonian Centre of Architecture, the aim is to create a modern city centre that is worthy of Tallinn. The project includes the construction of a high street for non-motorised road users and access paths from the city centre to the shore based on a single vision.
The Estonia 100 Feature Film Competition was announced in December 2012. In the first stage, which was held in June 2013, the 17 top film ideas out of 165 submissions were selected. By October 2014, the participants wrote screenplays based on the 17 concepts and from those, the nine most outstanding projects were chosen. The creative development of these nine films took a whole year, lasting up to early October 2015.