National Association for Professional Development of Teachers and Liberty Bank have awarded writers, who have won the literary contest as part of Teacher Weekly.
Money awards and notebooks were transmitted to winners of first, second and third places. The first prize was won by Eka Kevanishvili for her best work – I Am Absent, Teacher;
The second prize went to Zurab Abashidze for novel Staff Units; The third prize – Luka Bakanidze for “They were Shooting, Teacher”. Moreover, a jury of writers named the best 10 authors of 62 ones: Tornike Chelidze (Javakheti Diary); Diana Anfimiadi (Contact); Levan Loria (Kurum, Kurum); Natia Rostiashvili (I am Lost); Marus Tsotne Tskhvediani (Unfastening Horses); Misha Bakhsoliani (Teacher of Georgian Language); Ina Archuashvili (Deduka Bekauri);
The contest partners have allocated prizes for other participants too.
Intellect publishing house has handed over book coupons to Ninia Sadgobelashvili and Ina Archiashvili, while Books in Batumi publishing house transmitted book coupons to Diana Anfimiadi and Leva Loria. Association of Professional Chemists transmitted money award to Tornike Chelidze.
The contest of Best Novel on Teacher was established by National Association for Professional Development of Teachers 2 years ago for contemporary Georgian writers. Objective of the contest is to popularize the profession of teachers and upgrade public awareness of importance of their profession.