The winners of the Contest in the Field of Intellectual Property for Young People organized by the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova, the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks of Romania (OSIM) and the Romanian Copyright Office (ORDA) were announced on December 23.
Reaching its fourth edition, the Contest was launched on 26 April 2020 under the title Innovate for a Green Future and, despite the difficulties caused by the COVID 19 pandemic, enjoyed a growing interest from young people, registering a number of 46 participants from all regions of the country.
According to the Regulations, 10 participants, who passed the final stage of the Contest, prepared a communication in the field of intellectual property which they presented in a more interactive way to the Organizing Committee meeting on December 21 and 22. After the online presentation of the papers, the jury members decided on the winners of the Contest in the Field of Intellectual Property for Young People.
Thus, the first prize goes to Glodeni this year. Andreea Buzatu, a 12th grade pupil at “Vasile Coroban” Theoretical Lyceum in this locality, ranked first. In the final stage, Andreea impressed with a presentation entitled “Build Tomorrow's Green Future Today. Describe How Ecological Innovations Could Change the World.”
Second ranked Ana Berjan, a 9th grade pupil at the Gymnasium in the village of Țaul. She presented a video entitled “My Locality an Unpolluted Environment”.
Third ranked Camelia Irodoi, a 12th grade pupil at “B.P. Hasdeu” Theoretical Lyceum in the village of Cotova, Drochia district, who presented the communication with the main title “Alternative Energy Sources Versus Conventional Energy Sources. Opportunities, Potential and Benefits.”
Traditionally, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova came up with three monetary prizes for competitors ranked 4th, 5th and 6th, and which were awarded as follows:
4th place - Nicoleta Lisevici, a 12th grade pupil at “Mihai Eminescu” Theoretical Lyceum from Leova. In the final stage, Nicoleta presented the video “How to Be EcoFriendly in the City of Leova”;
5th place - Russu Luminita, a 9th grade pupil at “Alexei Mateevici” Theoretical Lyceum from Soldanesti. Luminita came with the presentation “Piracy and Plagiarism. Phenomenon That Kills Creativity”;
6th place - Berliba Ina, a 11th grade pupil at “Mihai Eminescu” Theoretical Lyceum. Ina presented to the Organizing Committee the paper “Alternative Energy Sources Versus Conventional Energy Sources: Opportunities, Potential and Benefits for the Republic of Moldova.”
All finalists of the Contest will receive participation diplomas and promotional materials provided by the organizers.
The Director General of AGEPI, Viorel Iustin, thanked the participants for their involvement, appreciating the papers presented as creative and interesting. “We are convinced that this type of collaboration, between students and state institutions, will continue to contribute to the promotion of the participatory spirit and will help to implement the initiatives of young people. On this occasion, we wish you success in developing your creative capacities and we hope that all the knowledge obtained by participating in this Contest will be of great help in the future,” underlined the Director General of AGEPI.
Angela Prisacaru, main consultant of the General Education Department of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, also addressed words of encouragement for the participants, wishing all the participants in the Contest much success in the future.
The Contest in the Field of Intellectual Property is organized annually and is intended for young people studying in the general, 9th to 12th grades, and vocational secondary and post-secondary education institutions.
The aim of the Contest is to promote the intellectual property system, raise awareness of young people on counterfeiting and piracy, develop skills and competitive spirit, create a communication environment among young people passionate about intellectual property and promote the exchange of opinions and experience.