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19 august 2022, friday

 

Sustainable Development Goals Calendar

Regulations for the International Contest

 

Preamble

In 1972, the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization https://whc.unesco.org/en/conventiontext/ (further referred as “Convention”. The Convention revealed that the cultural heritage and natural heritage were “increasingly threatened with destruction not only by the traditional causes of decay, but also by changing social and economic conditions which aggravate the situation with even more formidable phenomena of damage or destruction”.

In accordance with the Convention Article 1, “the cultural heritage” means monuments, groups of buildings, and sites (works of man or the combined works of nature and man ) which are of outstanding universal value” – historical, artistic, or scientific. Accordingly, the “natural heritage” means “natural features, geological and physiographical formations and precisely delineated areas which constitute the habitat of threatened species of animals and plants of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science, conservation or natural beauty (Article 2 of the Convention). Preservation of the cultural and natural heritage is translated into Provision 4 of the Sustainable Development Goal 11 “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”.

Being the system and city-forming institutions, the libraries, museums, preschools, primary schools, organizations of secondary comprehensive and continuing education must support the sustainable development of human settlements. To do so, they employ various forms of events and projects.

The 2020 Contest of Topical Wall Calendars focused on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development goals.

In 2021, we see the thematic desk calendar for the year 2022 “Preservation of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage” as an efficient form of outreach for Sustainable Development Goal No. 11.4 under the same title.

1. General

1.1. The Organizers of the Sustainable Development Goals: preservation of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage” (Further referred as Contest) are the Federal Government Budgetary Institution “Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology” (further – RNPLS&T) and V. I. Vernadsky Nongovernmental Ecological Foundation (further – Foundation).

1.2. The Contest is held through the support of the National Library Association “Libraries of the Future) (further – NALF) and Russian Federation organizations of education, science and culture.

1.3. Libraries, museums, organizations of education and culture in the Russian Federation, near and far abroad countries, as well as individuals may enter the Contest.

1.4. The Contest is held on February 1 – May 30, 2021 (both dates inclusive), in absentia.

1.5. The entries are accepted up to and including May 30, 2021.

1.6. The results of the contest will be summarized within the period from June 1, 2021, to June 30, 2021.

1.7. The Contest results shall be published on the organizers’ websites.

1.8. The Regulations are drawn up in Russian and English.

 

2. The contest goals and tasks

2.1. The Contest goal is to educate population on SDG 11.411 “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Preservation of the world cultural and natural heritage» through the desk calendars.

  • to develop and design the digital layout of desk calendar focused on SDG 11.4.
  • to find ways and peculiarities of achieving SDG 11.4 at municipal, regional and federal levels.
  • to reveal creativity of Contestants.

 

3. The Contest Organizing Committee and Expert Commission

3.1. The members of the Contest Organizing Committee (further Organizing Committee) are:

Tatiana V. Avgusmanova, Deputy Executive Director in Charge of Educational Projects, V. I. Vernadsky Non-Governmental Ecological Foundation, Cand. Sc. (Pedagogy); Member, RAS Academic Board for Ecological Education;

Elena F. Bychkova, Head of Projects for Ecology and Sustainable Development, Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology, Cand. Sc. (Pedagogy);

Alla M. Volynskaya, Head of Educational Projects, V. I. Vernadsky Non-Governmental Ecological Foundation, Cand. Sc. (Biology);

Elena S. Khmara, Leading Specialist of Educational Projects, V. I. Vernadsky Non-Governmental Ecological Foundation;

Maria A. Klimova, Technologist of Projects for Ecology and Sustainable Development, Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology;

Vladimir V. Kuznetsov, Director, UNIC Moscow (agreed);

Ksenia A. Gaverdovskaya, Advisor to Secretariat, Coordinator of Educational Programs, Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO (agreed).

3.2. The members of the Expert Commission are:

Olga V. Plyamina, General Director, V. I. Vernadsky Non-Governmental Ecological Foundation;

Yakov L. Shrayberg, Academic Director, Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology, Dr. Sc. (Engineering), Professor, Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation; President of the National Library Association “Libraries of the Future”; Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Education;

Grigory E. Ordzhonikidze, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, Executive Secretary of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO; Ambassador-at-Large, RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs (agreed);

Andrey A. Cheshev, Deputy Executive Director, V. I. Vernadsky Non-Governmental Ecological Foundation;

Yulia V. Sokolova, Deputy Director General in Charge of Research and Education, Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology, Cand. Sc. (Pedagogy);

Nina E. Koloskova, Leading Methodologist, A. P. Gaidar Central City Children’s Library (agreed).

 

4. Contest nominations

«Our achievements in preserving world cultural and natural heritage». The nomination reflects the Contestants’ related personal or professional contribution.

«The world cultural and natural heritage in Russia». Unique cultural and/or natural heritage objects of world significance in the region of Contestants’ residence in the Russian Federation have to be submitted for the nomination. 

«The little-known objects of world cultural and natural heritage». We welcome the presentations of unique and interesting information (stories, photos) on unrenowned objects and monuments of world cultural and natural heritage dear to Contestants on any reason.

«The calendar to educate». The nomination will comprise the entries with the calendar used as a methodogical guide for educational ecological projects in organizations of education and culture.

«The world cultural and natural heritage. The four seasons». The entries have to highlight the value of object(s) of the world cultural and natural heritage in various seasons.

«Science and preservation of the world cultural and natural heritage». The year 2021 is announced to be “The Year of Science” in the Russian Federation; therefore, this nomination calls for appealing to scientific discoveries (possibly Russian) made during preserving cultural and natural heritage, including that situated in Russia.

 

5. Contest terms

5.1. Contestants shall submit to the Organizing Committee the digital layout of their calendar of one of the following types:

  • Desk tent calendar;
  • Loose-leaf calendar;
  • Pyramid calendar.

5.2. Contestants shall use only original drawings, photos, infographics, etc., of their own authorship, supplied with original text of their authorship, at the discretion of author/ authoring. The works may be accomplished in any technique, at author’s discretion, and shall be relevant and meaningful, uniquely and creatively designed. The priority should be given to promotion of the natural and cultural heritage objects situated in the contestants’ home regions.

5.3. The Contest entries may be designed by individual authors or authoring teams. On the calendar cover (first) page please feature:

 – Organizers’ logo, in accordance with Par.1.1 of these Regulations, institutional Contestant’s logo, author(s) information (for legal entities); 

 – Organizers’ logo, in accordance with Par.1.1 of these Regulations, author(s) information (for individuals).

5.4. By submitting their entries for the Contest, the authors confirm their consent to  publication / posting their contest entries on the open Internet and using these entries non-commercially for information, research and/or cultural purposes (e.g. for preparing methodological materials) providing that the author is indicated (Appendix 3). The consent for publishing the entry on the open Internet, as expressed by the authors in written, shall constitute an integral part of the submitted calendars. In case of the authoring team, each of the authors shall sign the consent individually. In case of institutional right holder, the written consent shall be signed by the institution’s authorized person and certified by the seal. (Appendix 4).

5.5. The Contestants shall present the following information:

– Contestant’s registration form for individuals and legal entities (only one registration form shall be filled in, depending on the Contestant category) (Appendix 1 and Appendix 2);

– Calendar (digital pdf. format);

– author(s) consent to publication of the entry on the open Internet and its use for information, research, educational and cultural purposes (Appendix 3);

– cover letter to convey brief description of the entry, up to 2 pages (font 12, spacing 1.5);

 – Calendar presentation (up to 10-12 slides) substantiating the project idea. The presentation should not duplicate the calendar content. At the authors’ discretion, they may include information on working materials that the calendar has not comprised though important for promoting SDG 11.4.

5.6. The Contest materials shall be forwarded to the Organizing Committee in full at kav@gpntb.ru before May 30, 2021.

5.7. Contact person: Maria A. Klimova, Technologist, Ecology and Sustainable Development Projects, Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology, tel.: +7 (495) 698-93-05 (ext.70-51), e-mail: kav@gpntb.ru

 

6. Assessment criteria for contest entries

6.1. The Calendar shall correspond to the Contest theme (understanding of the significance of the problem in the global and local scale).

6.2. Aesthetic presentation (general style, colors, harmony between form and content).

6.3. Uniqueness of the content and creativity.

6.4. Target groups (who will use the Calendar, and where).

6.5. Friendly calendar grid (Layout of dates, weeks, months, weekends, holydays, readable font, digits visible from close range and afar).

6.6. Additional elements: background art, ornaments, frames, stylized icons, unique inscriptions.6.7. Description of post-printing process (if appropriate): laminating varnishing, foiling, etc., applied to make the Calendar more attractive and stable.

6.8. Involvement partner organization and volunteering into the calendar project work.

                                        

7.  Contest results

7.1. Summarizing of the Contest results will take place on June 01 – June 30, 2021.

7.2. The Contest Organizers reserve the right to establish additional nominations.

7.3. The Contest results will be announced and prizes (diplomas and commemorative prizes) will be awarded no later than on June 30, 2021.

7.4. Each Contestant will get the certificate of participation provided that the complete contest portfolio is forwarded.