For the fourth year in a row, the annual Edelweiss ("Floare de Colt") Talent Competition will take place on Sunday, 19 of November 2006. The Award ceremony will be held on Monday, the 20 of November 2006, marking also the celebration of International Child Rights Day (on 20 of November 1989, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on Children Rights). With three years of talent competitions already organised, Edelweiss proves that talent can flourish in the most difficult terrain – like the flower bearing its name!

The contest gives an opportunity to the talented children, which are disadvantaged, to develop and valorise their talent.

The contest represents a special activity developed within the project “Educational Campaign on Child’s Rights”, financed by the European Union through the Phare 2003 Programme.

The competition is organised by the National Authority for the Protection of the Child’s Rights in partnership with the Children’s High Level Group and the Ministry of Education and Research. At local/district of Bucharest level, all General Directions for Social Assistance and Child Protection and School Inspectorates are involved.

The competition is open for children between 14 and 18 years, from disadvantaged groups (children from the protection system, from families with financial difficulties and children with disabilities). The contest will be promoted nation-wide in all schools of Romania. At the level of each county, the most talented children will be selected in the following 9 categories:

1. Literature
2. Music
3. Dance
4. Theatre
5. Fine arts
6. Humanitarian sciences
(languages, history, biology, geography)
7. Pure and apllied sciences (mathematics, phisics, chemistry, informatics)
8. Sport (individual sport or member of a team)
9. Other talent (vestimentary design, interior design, tapisery, crafts, media/multi-media)

The selection will be made at county and afterward at national level, where the most talented children will be tested by personalites in their field of expertise.

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