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Estonian award winners in the Ministry of Education and Research in Tartu | Photo: Aldo Luud (cropped)
Estonian award winners in the Ministry of Education and Research in Tartu | Photo: Aldo Luud (cropped)

On 3 May, 2019, the prize winners of the 20th Estonian history competition were announced at the Ministry of Education and Research in Tartu.

President Kersti Kaljulaid with participants and their tutors and parents | Photo: Aldo Luud
President Kersti Kaljulaid with participants and their tutors and parents | Photo: Aldo Luud

On 4 May, 2018, the prize winners of the 19th Estonian history competition were announced by the President of the Republic of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, at the Ministry of Education and Research in Tartu.

Jasper Ristkok | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Jasper Ristkok | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Making a Crossbow Through Trial and Error

Jasper is an Estonian university student of physics, chemistry and material science with a strong interest in Medieval Era. His project approach was a rather unusual one: construct a crossbow first and look for information about it afterwards.

Take a look at what Jasper said about his competition entry and find out if he was successful.

President Kaljulaid talking with the young researchers | Photo: Arno Mikkor
President Kaljulaid talking with the young researchers | Photo: Arno Mikkor

On 5 May 2017, the 18th pupils' history research competition “The Prerequisites of Estonian Independence” was concluded in Tartu. In total, 61 students submitted 51 entries. The topic posed some difficulties but the students’ results showed that the main precondition for independence is considered to be people, their activities and the maintaining of an Estonian culture and language.