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Jasper Ristkok | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Jasper Ristkok | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Making a Crossbow Through Trial and Error

Jasper is an Estonian university student of physics, chemistry and material science with a strong interest in Medieval Era. His project approach was a rather unusual one: construct a crossbow first and look for information about it afterwards.

Take a look at what Jasper said about his competition entry and find out if he was successful.

President Kaljulaid talking with the young researchers | Photo: Arno Mikkor
President Kaljulaid talking with the young researchers | Photo: Arno Mikkor

Estonian Prize Winners Visit the President of the Republic of Estonia

On 5 May 2017, the 18th pupils' history research competition “The Prerequisites of Estonian Independence” was concluded in Tartu. In total, 61 students submitted 51 entries. The topic posed some difficulties but the students’ results showed that the main precondition for independence is considered to be people, their activities and the maintaining of an Estonian culture and language.

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The flag of Estonia was launched on 21 November, 1918 | Photo: private
The flag of Estonia was launched on 21 November, 1918 | Photo: private

News from the Current Competition in Estonia

The President of the Republic of Estonia announced the topic »Prerequisites of Estonian Independence« for the 18th EUSTORY Competition for student research papers in history. As February 24th, 2018 will mark the centenary of Estonia’s independence, it is just the right time to begin the search for the core reasons that led to this historic event.

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Estonian participants 2015-2016 at the Ministry of Education and Research in Tartu | Photo: Aldo Luud
Estonian participants 2015-2016 at the Ministry of Education and Research in Tartu | Photo: Aldo Luud

President of Estonia Awards Prize Winners in Tartu

On 6 May 2016, seven participants of the 17th Estonian EUSTORY History Competition were awarded for their works on the topic of »Estonian Cause«. The ceremony was held at the Ministry of Education and Research. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia, stated: »We all became much wiser in the aspect of how diverse and rich our own Estonian cause is.«

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