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President Margvelashvili Awards Shota Rustaveli Prize, Vazha Pshavela Prize and Georgian National Prize Laureates

The awards ceremony has been held at Writers' House where President Margvelashvili, after five years of pause, awarded the laureates. Painter Giorgi-Aleksi Meskhishvili, pianist Aleksandre Korsantia, painter-sculpturer Giorgi Shvatsabaia are awarded Shota Rustaveli Prize; writer Guram Dochanashvili is awarded Vazha Pshavela Prize; doctor of science Besik Iashvili and academician of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences Erekle Gamkrelidze are awarded Georgian National Prize.
President Margvelashvili has thanked members of the Awards Committee and hundreds of scientists and artists who have taken part in the competition.
“I am aware that members of the Committee have faced difficulties while making selection among exceptionally interesting works of art. This is the challenge we are proud of.
Today's meeting is a part of the huge celebration we are preparing for. We are about to celebrate the most important date for our country – centennial of the First Georgian Republic. It was a moment in our history when the nation that had already gained independence had to determine how to establish itself as a free state. Freedom is an ability to realize own identity, path and goals. This celebration is an important part of this path, because these respected laureates are vivid examples, demonstrating that we know our path and have an ability to walk this path. We celebrate today because we have the reason to be proud of. This is the celebration of our skills, strength, talents and limitless opportunities. Thank you very much for your work, creativity and victory,” President Margvelashvili said.
The competition was announced on April 11, 2018. 62 applications were submitted to the Committee.
Shota Rustaveli Prize is awarded once in 3 years (each winner is awarded 10 000 GEL). The Prize is awarded to the creators of the most prominent works in the fields of literature, music, cinematography, performing art, fine art and architecture. Artistic qualities of these works should gain national recognition and should be bound up with the universal ideals of patriotism, liberty and humanism.
Vazha Pshavela Prize is awarded once in 2 years (each winner is awarded 5 000 GEL). The Prize is awarded to the authors of the most outstanding works in literature, prose, poetry, and journalism that will gain national recognition due to artistic dignity and will be bound up with the universal ideals of freedom, humanism and patriotism.
Georgian National Prize is awarded annually (each winner is awarded 10 000 GEL). The Prize is awarded to the creators of sophisticated works in the areas of natural, humanitarian, social, political, economic, legal, medical science and engineering. These works should gain universal recognition and contribute not only to Georgian science, but global economic and social development.
 
 
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