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The II All-Russian literary competition “Two Captains” has started today. It was established by the General Staff of the Youth Military-Patriotic Movement “Yunarmiya” and JSC “Children’s Literature” Publishing House with the support of the museum complex “The Road of Memory – 1418 Steps to Victory”. The constant partners of the project are the Literary Institute named after A.M. Gorky and the All-Russian public organization “Union of Writers of Russia”.

This time it was decided to dedicate the competition to the 80th anniversary of heroic battles and battles in the Great Patriotic War. Any young soldier from anywhere in Russia can take part in it. All participants will be divided into two age groups: the youngest – from 10 to 13 years old and the older – from 14 to 17.

As the organizers admit, their main task is to find and support children talented in the field of literature, to contribute to the development of their abilities. Preservation and enhancement of patriotic traditions is no less valuable.

It should be noted that the competition is being implemented in 3 stages. The first one is preparatory, it will run from December 21, 2020 to January 31, 2021. Over this month and a little, the museum complex “Memory Road of 1418 Steps to Victory” and the publishing house “Children’s Literature” will create a series of videos based on the museum’s exposition material. The topics covered in the videos will form the basis of future literary works and illustrations. We are talking about important events during the Great Patriotic War – the defense of Sevastopol, Moscow, the capture of Berlin, the blockade of Leningrad, the liberation of Europe, the partisan movement and work in the rear.

To help the contestants, there will be three master classes, which will be held in the format of webinars from leading experts in the field of literary and artistic arts in the following areas: prose, poetry, artistic illustration.

Links to videos, master classes will be published on the competition page of the Internet site of the publishing house “Children’s Literature”, on the official sites and in social networks: Movement “Youth” and the Museum complex.

The second stage of the “Two Captains” will begin on February 1 and will last until March 15, 2021. During this period, the youth members must create and submit their creative works to the competition commission. It is important that they are copyrighted, nowhere is it necessary to go to the website of the publishing house “Children’s Literature”, then go to the section of the Competition “Two captains”, and then to the subsection “Submit the work”, fill out the participant’s questionnaire and download the electronic form creative work. The deadline is March 15, 2021.

The third stage will last almost a month and a half – from March 16 to April 29. At this time, the competition commission will work, which will determine the winners in the nominations: “Best story”, “Best poetic work”, “Best illustration”. There will be winners, who will be determined by the readership. Voting will take place on the website of the publishing house “Children’s Literature” from April 6 to April 26, 2021.

The awarding ceremony for the best authors will take place within the framework of the International Children’s Day – June 1. The works of the winners will be published on the official websites of VVPOD “Yunarmiya” and the publishing house “Children’s Literature”.

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