The contest was held at the initiative of Leyla Aliyeva, head of IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) Public Union, under the auspice of UNESCO and with the support of Heydar Aliyev Center and Panasonic Marketing (PMCIS).
A total of 5,000 eco diaries were circulated among schoolchildren in Baku and Ganja cities as part of the contest that lasted from 1 to 15 November. Some 3,032 of the diaries were filled up and submitted to the organizer. This is the highest indicator among 51 countries joined the contest.
The participants submitted a picture and described an idea of it in an Eco Diary prepared especially for the contest.
A total of 2,401 diaries were submitted by 314 schools in Baku and 629 eco diaries from 49 schools in Ganja. Some 1,299 of contestants were aged 6-11 years while 1,733 were aged 12-15 years.
The winner Fuad Soltanov, 11, who studies at Baku European Lyceum and 19 finalists were awarded a certificate and valuable gifts.
Sultanov represented Azerbaijan in the awarding ceremony of the international contest in Paris on 3-6 December.