The State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova, the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks of Romania (OSIM) and the Romanian Copyright Office (ORDA) announces the organization of the Contest in the Field of Intellectual Property for Young People, 5th edition.
Traditionally, the contest is launched on April 26, on the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day, whose motto proclaimed by the World Intellectual Property Organization for 2021 is “Intellectual Property and SMEs: Taking your ideas to market”.
The aim of the contest is to increase the level of knowledge in the field of intellectual property, train and strengthen young people’s innovation and creativity skills, raise their awareness of the negative counterfeiting and piracy phenomena, develop the skills and competitive spirit, as well as the intellectual qualities of young people.
The contest is open to young people from the Republic of Moldova and Romania, who at the time of registration for the contest study in the general education (grades IX-XII), vocational, secondary and post-secondary vocational institutions.
The Contest takes place in three stages, as follows:
- stage I: April 26 - June 30;
- stage II: July 1 - August 31;
- stage III (final): September 1 - October 31
In the first stage of the Contest, all participants will be admitted, who will register online at http://db.agepi.md/contest/Account/Register by filling in the Registration Form, until June 30.
In the second stage, the participants will answer a series of questions in the field of intellectual property, available at http://db.agepi.md/contest/, only for those who have been admitted to the second stage of the Contest.
Each participant, who pass in the third (final) stage of the Contest, will prepare a paper (Power Point presentation, play, interview, video, study, drawing, etc.) in the field of intellectual property, according to one of the themes selected from the List proposed by the Contest Organizers for the third stage of the contest. The participants in the contest will send the papers to the address firstname.lastname@example.org until the deadline provided in the Regulations.
The participants in the previous editions can participate in the contest only on the condition of elaborating for the third stage of the Contest a new paper, different from the one presented at the previous editions of the contest.
The evaluation of the papers from the third stage of the contest will be made by the Organizing Committee during a totalization session to which all the finalists of the contest will be invited.
All participants of the third stage of the contest will receive participation diplomas and promotional materials from AGEPI and partners, and the winners of the contest will benefit from special prizes.
Prizes and diplomas will be presented by the Organizing Committee during the Contest totalization session.