ASTANA – Non-Kazakh journalist wishing to participate in the third annual “Kazakhstan through the Eyes of Foreign Media” competition need to submit their work and applications by June 25.
The contest is open to foreign journalists who have had their written work about Kazakhstan published in non-Kazakh media between Jan. 1 and June 25. Applications must be sent to [email protected]. Winners will be announced July 6 on the eve of Astana Day. The contest is meant to promote Kazakh culture and news internationally.
Five winners from across five global regions will receive trips to Kazakhstan, including visits to Astana, Almaty, the Burabai resort area, sightseeing activities and a cultural programme, along with interview opportunities with Kazakhstan’s senior government officials and leading academics and journalists.
Last year’s winners were journalists from Argentine, Egypt, Indonesia, Poland and Uzbekistan. They visited Kazakhstan in August 2016.
This year’s competition is sponsored byKazakhstan Temir Zholy, the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Rixos President Astana and Rixos Borovoye hotels and the Argymak Transport Company.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, which launched flights to and from Astana in May 2016 in addition to the service to Almaty that is in existence since 1995, is the competition’s international partner.