Prizes Awarded to the Winners of Student Competition “You Can Buy a Title, but You Cannot Buy Knowledge”
July 13, 2021
Twelwe students from Kragujevac primarly and secondary schools were awarded the prices for the anti-corruption competition ‘You can buy a title, but you cannot buy knowledge’. In the literary competition, the first prizes were awarded to Veljko Prodanovic, an eighth grade student at “Dragiša Luković Španac’ elementary school and Veljko Petrovic, a fourth grade student at the Second Kragujevac Gymnasium. In the art competition, the first prizes were awarded to Jelisaveta Markovic, a seventh grade student at the OŠ “Radoje Domanović” elementary school and Andjela Milovanovic, a first grade student at high school for tourism and hospitality “Toza Dragović”. Beside them, eight more students were awarded for the second and third place in both categories. The awards ceremony took place in the High Vocational School in Kragujevac, during the program marking the Day of the City of Kragujevac.
The competition was organized by the Local Anti-Corruption Forum of the City of Kragujevac, with the support of the City of Kragujevac, the USAID Government Accountability Initiative and Transparency Serbia. The competition aimed to raise awareness among young people about the importance of preventing and curbing corruption and to demonstrate how young people recognize that nepotism is one of the most prevalent forms of corruption in society.
Around 50 works from 15 elementary and high schools were received in response to the competition. A five-member selection board, comprised of professors, teachers, representatives of the Local Anticorruption Forum and the city administration, selected submissions as best in presenting the essence of corruption, damages it causes and methods for suppression. Besides students, awards were presented to their subject teachers – mentors. The winning literary compositions and art creations will be displayed in the High Vocational School. Students and teachers from other municipalities in Sumadija county also expressed interest to participate in the competition, therefore, the competition will be expanded beyond the city territory of Kragujevac next year.