The Second International Congress of Volunteers of Educational Tourism, Culture and Media "Living Heritage of the Small Motherland" and of the Literary Festival "#Discover Russia. The Don Word" is a part of a large-scale educational project #Discover Russia that has been implemented since 2013 and brings together thousands of information volunteers, lovers of the Russian language and literature from Russia and abroad.
The events are held with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund, members of the Commission of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation on territorial development and local self-government.
The organizing committee is headed by Leonid Shafirov, member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
The purpose of events is to create conditions for uniting the residents of Russia, sister territories of its cities and regions, compatriots living abroad, and foreign students around a common cause: studying and facilitation of public access to the literary heritage of outstanding Russian writers and poets, exploring the sights related to their lives, formation and creative work, theatrical and film performances based on their works.
In 2019, the First International Congress of Volunteers of Culture and Media was held. It was attended by representatives of 18 countries and 25 regions of Russia. The total number of participants exceeded 1,500 persons. Click this link to see the digest of publications

Click this link to read about the results of the First International Congress (Rostov Region, 2019)

In 2020, the events of the Congress and the Festival will be held on a distance basis.

14 distance creative competitions
Prize fund: 420,000 rubles


The competitions are held in two stages:
The 1st stage: from 25 April to 1 July 2020
The 2nd stage: from 15 July to 15 October 2020
Team competition works created by teams of Russians and foreigners - residents of sister territories, other countries, compatriots living abroad, are welcome and encouraged.


Reading contest
Read and record on video the reading of one or several excerpts from the works of great writers and poets whose lives and creative work are associated with the Don Region and Pryazovia, or who have reflected in their creative work the history, life and traditions of these places. Find out the conditions and apply
Competition of theatrical performances and literary-musical compositions
Create and record on video a theatrical performance or a literary-musical composition based on the works of great writers and poets whose lives and creative work are associated with the Don Region and Pryazovia, or who have reflected in their creative work the history, life and traditions of these places. Find out the conditions and apply
Competition of costumes of literary characters
Create a costume, a sketch of a costume or a master class on making a costume for a character of literary works of writers and poets whose lives and creative work are associated with the Don Region and Pryazovia, or who have reflected in their creative work the history, life and traditions of these places Find out the conditions and apply
Contest of concepts of scenery for performances and film adaptations
Create a concept of scenery for performances and film adaptations based on literary works of writers and poets whose lives and creative work are associated with the Don Region and Pryazovia, or who have reflected in their creative work the history, life and traditions of these places. Find out the conditions and apply
Competition of posters for performances and film adaptations
Create a poster for a performance or a film adaptation based on literary works of writers and poets whose lives and creative work are associated with the Don Region and Pryazovia, or who have reflected in their creative work the history, life and traditions of these places.Find out the conditions and apply
Competition of portraits of characters and/or illustrations of literary works
Create a portrait of a character and/or an illustration of literary works of writers and poets whose lives and creative work are associated with the Don Region and Pryazovia, or who have reflected in their creative work the history, life and traditions of these places. Find out the conditions and apply
Competition for the best make-up for performances or screen adaptations based on literary works
Create a make-up or a master class on creating a make-up for characters of literary works of writers and poets whose lives and creative work are associated with the Don Region and Pryazovia, or who have reflected in their creative work the history, life and traditions of these places. Find out the conditions and apply
Competition for the best trailer, book trailer for a film or staging of literary works
Create a trailer or a book trailer for literary works of writers and poets whose lives and creative work are associated with the Don Region and Pryazovia, or who have reflected in their creative work the history, life and traditions of these places. Find out the conditions and apply
Competition for the best review of literary works
Create a trailer or book trailer for literary works of writers and poets whose lives and creative work are associated with the Don Region and Pryazovia, or who have reflected in their creative work the history, life and traditions of these places.Find out the conditions and apply
Competition for the best performance of a musical piece
Create a video or audio recording of the performance of a musical piece from a film, a performance based on the works of writers and poets whose lives and creative work are associated with the Don Region and Pryazovia, or who have reflected in their creative work the history, life and traditions of these places. Find out the conditions and apply
Competition for the best concept of promoting literary works, their staging, screen adaptations and related attractions in the media space
Create a concept for promoting literary works of writers and poets in the media space, whose lives and creative work are associated with the Don Region and Pryazovia, or who have reflected in their creative work the history, life and traditions of these places, staging and screen adaptations of these works, as well as related attractions.Find out the conditions and apply
Competition for the best photography of attractions related to literary works and their authors
Send a photo of attractions related to literary works and biographies of writers and poets whose lives and creative work are associated with the Don Region and Pryazovia, or who have reflected in their creative work the history, life and traditions of these places. Find out the conditions and apply
Competition "Model Lesson"
Competition for teachers and teaching methodology experts, lesson developers aimed at studying and facilitation of public access to the life and work of outstanding writers and poets associated with the Don Region and Pryazovia
Find out the conditions and apply

Competition of literary routes related to life and creative work of writers and poets
Develop a literary tourist route or an author's excursion aimed at exploring the sights associated with life and creative work of writers and poets related to the Don Region and Pryazovia. Find out the conditions and apply
Expert sessions, educational program of the Congress
Contacts
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