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Primary school pupils (10-13 years old) and secondary school pupils (13-16 years old)
Each year, the winning texts of this national literary competition are brought together and published in a book ( since 2001)
This literary competition has been jointly organised by the Polish Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Education from 1989 to 2008. We have co-operated with the Ministry of Sport and Tourism since 2009. The participants write fictional works or stories based on real events on subjects linked to sport.
The competition is held every year. The participants write and submit texts on the themes of sport, fair play and the sporting spirit. The works can be fiction or real experiences.
In December, the rules of the competition are published, and a call to participate launched. The pupils can register in two categories: primary degree (10-13 years old) and secondary degree (10-16 years old).
The deadline for handing in the works is 1 April. In May, 80 finalists are selected. The jury then nominates eight winners per category. There are also three winning teachers per category.
In June, the winners (pupils and teachers) receive their prizes at the Olympic Centre, during a ceremony which is followed by an excursion and a party meal.
Since 2001, the competition has been able to count on the support of a media sponsor, which publishes one of the winning stories every month. Each year, the winning texts are also collected and published in a book.
Each year, the jury receives about 800 texts; some 800 pupils and 400 teachers take part in the competition (about 1380 stories in 2004)
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