See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
The Estonian Information Technology Foundation for Education invites all learners to participate in the “Country of the World – Estonia” creative contest for students. The Republic of Estonia will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018, and with the given contest, the Information Technology Foundation for Education encourages all young people to suggest ideas that characterise Estonia as a country of the world and help us to better stand out from other nations.
The kaleboats of lake Võrtsjärv gained the most votes at the public vote organised for finding the hundred treasures of Estonia that ended on Monday, second most popular was the Põltsamaa castle and the third was the Haapsalu railway station.
The developers of the new Estonian brand met for the first time on Monday. It has been discussed whether the current slogans “Welcome to Estonia” and “Positively surprising” could be replaced by something better. The new slogans, should these be created, must be ready by the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
On 25-27 August, the renowned Danish screenwriting specialists Frans Baunsgaard and Steen Bille will hold training for the writers who won the TV series competition held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. The training session is being organised by the Estonian Film Institute.
It is possible to vote for the real treasures of Estonia, i.e. meaningful cultural and natural objects, at eesti100aaret.ee until 31 August. As a result of a public voting, a hundred treasures, which receive the most votes, will be announced and based on these, an interactive treasure hunting game will be completed by the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
Builder Valtrik Pihl (54) is determined to gift the republic of Estonia with the world’s largest Estonian flag for the 100th birthday and does it like a native Estonian – by knitting.
When I step out of the Helsinki Katajanokka port I notice a man standing in the parking lot in a blue Estonian football fan shirt from afar. There is no doubt – this cheerful man is Valtrik Pihl. The shirt is even symbolic in some ways, because the largest flag so far belongs to the fan union of the Estonian national football team Jalgpallihaigla and its dimensions are 7x11 metres. Valtrik will properly trump this.
I invite everyone to think along and express their opinion in newspapers, social media as well as thematic discussions over how to shape the public space that is the heart of the city of Elva.
The current situation does probably not satisfy anyone. Undertakings complain about the lack of attractiveness of the city, the citizen about maintenance that is falling out of hand, mothers walking with prams about bumpy pavements that have slid out of place, the visitor notices unrepaired facades of houses and poor sign management. It must be admitted that they are all correct. But we will deal with problems as well as we can.
TALLINN, 2 August, BNS – 25 young foreign writers will visit Estonia in the coming week to get acquainted with the country’s culture and foreign policy in the framework of the “100 Friends” project, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Estonia 100 team.
Kiviõli is establishing a workgroup the main task of which will be to get rid of the empty "haunted houses" in the town and to tackle the issues of tidying up the town in general, and it will join in the work wherever needed and possible.
The City Council obviously made a correct decision in dissolving its strange jubilee committee. However, it does not seem entirely correct that a committee chaired by Pärnu County Governor has been put in charge of all the preparatory work of the Republic of Estonia 100 celebrations. It would only have been natural for the Republic’s city of birth to have its own jubilee committee, chaired by the Mayor.
The local newspaper of Pöide rural municipality published an invitation last month for readers to express their ideas, either in written or spoken form, on the issue of openings in the Väinatamm causeway. Unfortunately, not a single opinion has reached the editors. As this call did not have a deadline for answering, I hope that people will have more time after the busy summer and some opinions and memories will reach us.
A joint competition project of Amhold AS and KARISMA arhitektid OÜ titled as “Pikk muuseum” (authors: Risto Parve and Kai Süda) was recognised as the best among the concept designs that had been submitted to the Rakvere Pikk Street and the surrounding cityscape architecture competition. The value of the first prize is 6,000 euros. It is the seventh competition organised under the Estonia 100 architecture programme “Good Public Space” that has announced its results.
From today, it is possible to vote for the real treasures of Estonia, namely meaningful cultural and natural objects at eesti100aaret.ee. As a result of a public voting, a hundred treasures, which receive the most votes, will be announced at the end of August and based on these, an interactive treasure hunting game will be completed by the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
Of the 27 projects that were submitted to the Estonia 100 television drama series competition that was launched on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, 4 projects were selected yesterday that will receive a development grant of 5,000 euros. The deadline for the submission of the final scenarios of the selected drama series is 31 October 2016.
The winners of the film competition supporting Estonian documentary filmmakers, who also contribute to the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, were announced. Nature film “Tuulte tahutud maa”, directed by Joosep Matjus, was considered worthy of film production support in the category of full-length documentary. This epic and aesthetic movie narrated in contemporary film language captivates the beauty of Estonia and the core values of life and should be shown by using the best modern special technology.
The agreement of Pärnu governance to drop the commission of the council that is making preparations for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia is a right one, just like it is right that its functions are being transferred to the working group of the city government.
Over a hundred musical education institutions will be funded to buy musical instruments via the An Instrument for Every Child initiative – a joint gift from music lovers for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
On Tuesday, the island of Saaremaa was attended by the representatives of the Estonia 100 Steering Group and the Organising Committee who introduced the activities and development trends of Estonia 100 to the people who had gathered in the hall of Saare County Government.
EVERY NATION is closely connected to its country. It is not said in vain that everyone has roots somewhere. Therefore, people generally associate the word “landscape” firstly with the place where they have grown up, where their parents come from or which has got under their skin. Such place can be a klint, a moor or the hilly landscape in South Estonia, but also Tallinn Old Town or the industrial area of Kultuurikatel.
If everything goes as planned, for the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, a new look will be given to 14 town centres, where currently the preference is given to cars and not to pedestrians and thus people do not spend much time there. Six towns – Rapla, Kärdla, Põlva, Tõrva, Võru and Valga – have already chosen the best conceptual design among the designs submitted by architects. Rakvere architectural design competition is still running and at the beginning of summer the competitions for the reconstruction of Pärnu and Kuressaare central squares will be announced.
The Union of the Estonian Architects in cooperation with the Estonia 100 Organising Committee has launched the project “Great Public Space” the purpose of which is to determine, plan and renew 14 central squares of different Estonian county centres and their neighbouring areas by 2020.
The purpose of the the call for ideas of musical events for Estonia 100 is to uncover ideas that could be used as a basis for major musical events to be organised to celebrate 100 years of the Republic of Estonia. The call for ideas closes on 10 June.
This June, the jury of the Estonia 100 full-length documentary film competition will come together to select the project that will receive a production support. The organising committee of the Republic of Estonia 100 in cooperation with the Estonian Film Institute and the Estonian Public Broadcasting have announced a competition within the framework of the Republic of Estonia 100 for finding the idea and director-producer tandem for a full-length documentary film.
In the course of the mission project of the Union of Estonian Architects “Great Public Space”, the design concepts of first six town centres have been singled out. A total of 65 design concepts were submitted to the competitions which can be examined in the Museum of Estonian Architecture from today. The aim of the project is to renew 14 town centres by the 100th Anniversary of the Republic, make regions more people-friendly, support entrepreneurship and thus avoid fragmentation of towns.
On Tuesday, the Organising Committee of Estonia 100 organised an opening event of the preparations for the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. The attendees were given 100 seconds to submit the ideas about the gifts to be given to the Republic of Estonia for its anniversary.
The results and winners of the architectural design competition of Valga central square and urban space panned for the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia will be announced on Wednesday, 6 May at 13.00 in the course of the festive ceremony for termination of the competition held in the Museum of Valga (Vabaduse 8, Valga).
The winning design of the architectural design competition of Valga central square and urban space promises to turn Valga into a real public attraction by 2020. The authors of this design called “Tootem” are Gianfranco Franchi, Chiara Tesi and Rea Sepping from Italian architectural bureau Franchi Associati.