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NTEF Annual Awards


The annual National Nature Conservation Awards, named after the first Director of the Rila National Park Mimi Pramatarova, is part of the activities of the Fund.


The Board of Directors of NTEF approved the initiative as a way to encourage creativity devoted to natural conservation in different artistic areas.

Mimi Pramatarova was the first Director of Rila National Park. With her enthusiasm and professionalism she succeeded to inspire thousands of nature lovers and nature conservationists. She always took the most difficult and demanding ways to innovation. Her charismatic personality, crystal clear soul, exceptionally professional performance, love and devotion to Nature and to children and young people turned her name into one of the symbols of Bulgaria`s wildlife protection and conservation.

– Award Committee 

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The first award was given to the United Children Complex, Blagoevgrad, for their long-term partnership and support of the Rila National Park.


Essay competition on the topic Nature and People of Bulgaria in 21 Century.


1st place – The Ruler of the World by Zlatina Botseva, Yahinova, Dupnitsa Municipality
2nd place – And God Said: Let’s be Light! by Aygyul Asanova, Sevlievo
3rd place – Naming a Bike by Dimitar Karadzhov, Stara Zagora


Writing competition on the topic The Wood – One Endangered World


1st place – Clearing poem by Milcho Gramadarov, Smolyan
2nd place – The Wood – One Endangered World essay by Lilya Alexandrova
3rd place – …But not Doomed… essay by Mileslava Bogdanova


Writing competition on the topic If They Could Talk…


1st place – In the Eyes of the Wild Bear essay by Bozhidar Naydenov, Dupnitsa
2nd place – If They Could Talk… essay by Kamelya Koycheva, Stara Zagora
3rd place – The Female Wolf story by Donka Draganova, Pshenichevo, Stara Zagora Municipality

The competition laureates participated at an international youth seminar in the summer of 2009. The European Youth Programs and Initiatives National Center financed the initiative as part of the Youth in Action Program. The seminar was dedicated at the climate change and the role of the youth in the nature preservation.


On June 4th, 2010 the Nature Conservation Awards were handed over for the fifth time in turn by Bulgaria`s first Lady Ms. Zorka Parvanova and the Deputy Minister of environment and water Ms. Evdokia Maneva.

Healing Potion, Hidden in a Flask written competition
The awarded written works were published in special collections and in the media.

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