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06 May 2021, 09:45

BelTA wins Golden Letter Grand Prix for With Pride in Heart project

(Left to right) 7 Dnei newspaper secretary Viktoriya Kachura, BelTA Director General Irina Akulovich, BelTA photo correspondent Vadim Yakubenok
(Left to right) 7 Dnei newspaper secretary Viktoriya Kachura, BelTA Director General Irina Akulovich, BelTA photo correspondent Vadim Yakubenok

MINSK, 6 May (BelTA) - The results of the 17th National Contest Golden Letter were announced on 5 May. The multimedia project With Pride in Heart (For Belarus by the Belarusian news agency BelTA was named the winner in the nomination “The best creative project of the year by national print media, news agencies, and online media outlets”, BelTA has learned.

Each issue of the project, launched in June 2020, told the story of the achievements in the development of a particular sector of the country - from high technology and national security to culture and sports. Archive information, newspaper clippings, photos and videos, reports by BelTA correspondents and infographics were used in preparing the issues.

The diploma of the winner in the nomination “The best photo correspondent of the national print media, news agencies, and online media outlets” was awarded to Vadim Yakubenok, BelTA's photo correspondent in Brest Oblast.

BelTA was also a prize winner in the nomination “Best Internet Project of Mass Media Editorial Office and Online Media”.

BelTA's 7 Dnei newspaper became a prize winner in the nominations “Best materials on social and economic topics”, “Best materials on historical and local history topics”, “Best materials on scientific, popular science topics”.

The awards ceremony was traditionally held on Press Day. About 400 applications from periodicals, news agencies and individuals in 25 nominations were submitted for the contest in 2021.

Golden Letter is an annual contest held to assist the development of the print media, news agencies and online media outlets in Belarus, to update important thematic areas of mass media on the implementation of the state information policy, to improve the professional and ideological content level of the media, to stimulate creative work of journalists and other creative workers who are engaged in media production.

The contest is organized by the Information Ministry of Belarus.

Photos by Maksim Guchek

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