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Call for submission of candidates for cultural and sports awards of the Republic of Estonia is open now
The Ministry of Culture awaits candidates for cultural and sports awards of the Republic of Estonia of 2016 to be submitted by 10 January 2017.
Three cultural awards will be awarded for long-term outstanding creative activities and five awards for outstanding works that reached the general public in 2016. Proposals for the selection of candidates for cultural awards may be submitted by artistic associations, former award laureates or local governments and other legal persons with their statutes involving cultural and educational activities.
Two sports awards will be awarded for lifetime achievements and six awards for achievements in 2016. Proposals may be submitted by the ministries, county and local governments, sports organisations and other legal persons and institutions with their statutes involving sports activities.
Please submit your candidates for both cultural and sports awards on an application form available on the website of the Ministry of Culture. Please send the signed application to the Ministry of Culture (Suur-Karja 23, 15076 Tallinn) or forward it in a digitally signed form to email@example.com by 10 January 2017.
Cultural and sports awards of the Republic of Estonia will be handed over at the anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
The 2015 cultural awards for long-term outstanding creative activities were awarded to Jaan Kaplinski, Ülo Vilimaa, and Veljo Kaasik. The sports awards for lifetime achievements were awarded to Selma Multer and Erika Salumäe.
On Monday, January 15th, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar announced the start of the Culture Friend 2017 competition. As always, private individuals, institutions, companies and organisations will be honoured who have made a financial contribution or supported activities in the cultural field.
On 2 January, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Ago Tuuling, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Confederation of Estonian Employees' Unions (TALO), signed the salary agreement for cultural workers for 2018. The agreement calls for increasing the gross minimum wage of cultural workers to €1,150 a month as of this year.