The winners were presented with certificates and gifts – tablet computers and Home Planetarium projectors. The 3rd Competition was won by 12 diarists in four main categories: "Enabling Family"
, "Ticket to Life"
, "My Special Family"
and "In with the In-Crowd"
, as well as in six special categories, which have been introduced by the competition's
panel of judges this year. The Grand Prix of the Competition went to Victoria Strizhak
, 18, and Olesya Likhunova
, acclaimed by the readers of the website nashiistorii.ru
, won by Popular Vote.
Before the Awards Ceremony, the children from foster families went on a tour, where they saw space landscapes of the Planetarium and watched a 3D film about the Solar System on an enormous dome screen. The adults meanwhile discussed the challenges faced by foster families at the press conference titled "Children's Stories and Non-
Children's Problems: Foster Children with Special Needs"
The press conference was attended by Maria Morozova
, CEO of the Timchenko Foundation, Elvira Garifulina
, head of the Family and Children programme of the Timchenko Foundation, and Olga Sotskova
, deputy head of the Vera.Nadezhda.Lyubov [Faith.Hope.Charity] Fostering Centre.