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Natalya Obukhova, a primary school teacher, won the “Multifarious Udokan” creativity competition

Natalya Obukhova, a primary school teacher, won the “Multifarious Udokan” creativity competition

The participants aged between 7 and 20 presented 45 works for the competition. Artists in words, fine and applied arts showed multifacetedness of Udokan from different sides. The competition included several categories: «Geologist is not a profession but a calling», «I want to be a miner», «Udokan horizons».
Natalya Obukhova, a primary school teacher in Chara, became the author of two creative works at a time. In one of them, she tried to show the wish of a young geologist to conquer Udokan’s height and a long journey excitement on a canvas... Finally, that was the painting that facilitated Natalya’s victory in the competition in the third age group. Also, Elizaveta Maeva with her picture “Road” and Vyacheslav Kazakpaev with his work “Weekdays” won first prizes in fine arts in the second and first age groups. 
«Multifarious Udokan» is not only a competition of creativity and talents, in which the North of Zabaikalie abundant in, it is also a homage to a significant event that occurred 70 years ago. You presented years of work of the entire generation in your works, could tell everyone about hard everyday life of miners, about geology, exploration, science, about a unique and largest copper deposit in Russia», Evgeniy Ushanov, BMC’s Deputy Technical Director, adverted to the participants of the competition. 
Anna Maximenko, Andrey Roshkov, Artyom Chetvertakov won first prizes in the applied arts. Darya Manasypova became an artist in words. BMC presented the first prize winners of the competition with smartphones.
The second and third prize winners were also awarded with portable gadgets – video cameras and audio systems. The other participants also got awards.
The winners were decided through voting by the judges consisting of BMC and Kalarskiy District Administration employees. The main evaluation criteria for the works were originality of the idea and execution, neatness, degree of covering the declared competition focus. 
28 August 2019