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Reception of Estonian prize winners 2019/2020 by Estonian President Kaljulaid | Photo: The Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia/Mattias Tammet
Reception of Estonian prize winners 2019/2020 by Estonian President Kaljulaid | Photo: The Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia/Mattias Tammet

On 2 June 2020, the President of the Republic of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, welcomed the prize winners of the 21st Estonian EUSTORY History Competition in the presidential castle in Kadriorg Park in Tallinn. The prize winners were honoured for their successful entries on the topic of “Estonia in the World, the World in Estonia”.

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.