The contest for the best works in languages of indigenous peoples of the North was announced in Yamal
15:30 23 сентября 2014
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The department on affairs of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, is receiving applications for participation in the contest for the special awards of Prokopiy Saltykov, Leonid Laptsuy and Sergey Irikov for the best coverage of themes on preservation and development of cultural heritage of indigenous northerners in printing editions in native languages.
This information was given to a correspondent of IA «Sever-Press» by the chief specialist of the department on affairs of indigenous ethnic minorities Oleg Syugney. According to his words, an author from Yamal, who composes in a native language – Nenets, Khanty, Selkoup – can become a participant. The themes are: «Mother tongue», «The community – yesterday, today, tomorrow», «Yamal is my home» and «Family». One of conditions is in so that a work should be published in mass media, magazines or as a separate edition, and, of course, should correspond to the following criteria: native language proficiency, artistic merits of a text, relevance of a theme.
As he notes, the contest has been conducted in Yamal for the third time. It allowed finding many new names. For examples, Yevgeniy Khudi from Yamalskiy district, who writes in Nenets language. He has a rare talent to express his ideas creatively and precisely. The only problem of the contest, according to the words of Oleg Syugney, is shortage of authors in Selkoup language. It is explained with so that written speech of Selkoup people appeared comparatively recently. Last year the organizers of the contest added the name of the famous pedagogue and enlightener Sergey Irikov, who had made the Selkoup dictionary, to the names of the classical authors of Yamal Prokopiy Saltykov and Leonid Laptsuy. Three prizes in 50 thousand rubles each will be given by the results of the contest.