Due to the pandemic, the deadline for receiving applications to participate in the annual International Contest "Independence of Kazakhstan and Elbassy" at the request of journalists in 2020 has been extended until November 10 (inclusive).

Let us recall, all materials are accepted by email: marked "for the contest "Independence of Kazakhstan and Elbassy". Contact phone numbers: (7172) 69-30-56, 69-30-57, 69-30-51.

The organizers of the contest "Independence of Kazakhstan and Elbassy" among employees of print and electronic media are the Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation and the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy. The purpose of the creative contest is to popularize the ideas and initiatives of Elbassy as the basis of Kazakhstan's statehood, as well as information promotion of the country's achievements over the years of independence in the international space, creating moral and material incentives for creative self-realization and professional growth of print and electronic media workers, identifying new promising names in the Kazakhstan and international journalistic communities.

The contest is held in five categories:

1) "Best TV material";

2) "Best radio material";

3) "Best article in newspapers and magazines";

4) " Best publication in the Internet media";

5) "Best publication in foreign media".

The winners of the contest in each of the categories will be awarded cash prizes, diplomas and badges.

Professional journalists can take part in the competition both individually and collectively.

Original copyright materials in the state, Russian, English and other languages officially published (posted, released on the Internet) between 10 October 2019 and 10 October 2020 are accepted.

The results of the contest will be summed up by the Contest Commission, which includes well-known journalists, prominent state and public figures of Kazakhstan. Detailed information on the terms of the contest can be found at and www://


Competition regulations