Awards for Best Entries About Slovak History Between 1918 and 1938

Slovak prize winners at the award ceremony I Photo: Slovenské centrum pre komunikáciu a rozvoj
Slovak prize winners at the award ceremony I Photo: Slovenské centrum pre komunikáciu a rozvoj

On 8 September 2023, the 18th iteration of the Slovak History Competition came to an end with the award ceremony, which traditionally took place at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in Bratislava. Lubica Erdelská, Secretary General of the Slovak Commission for UNESCO, was also present and congratulated the awarded participants.

This year, students were invited to research the interwar period, as the topic was "The First Czechoslovak Republic - Its Victories and Losses". Five strong works, dealing with different aspects of Slovak history in the time of the First Republic that existed from 1918 to 1938, were awarded.

First place and the Grand Prize went to Nataly Očovanová and Ema Ivaničová for their work "Trouble with Feminists in the First Czechoslovak Republic". The second prize was awarded to Adriana Považanová and Ema Smolárová for their research on the contribution of the First Czechoslovak Republic to the development of education in Slovakia. Natália Bridová's study of local politics in the city of Žilina during the First Czechoslovak Republic took third place.

Juraj Kadaši won the newly introduced Debut Prize, which is awarded to students who take part in the competition for the first time. He researched the influence of the Czech population on the development of today's Slovak city of Žilina in the first Czechoslovak Republic. The prize for the most innovative choice of topic went to Adela Račková and Jan Kolár. The two students investigated dental care in the interwar period.

Zuzana Jezerska, organiser of the Slovak History Competition, also praised the commitment of the tutors and highlighted the work of Zuzana Kohútová and Alica Virdzeková, who supervised the winning projects.

You can find more information about the Slovak History Competition on its website.

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