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Registration for Explore the Internet & Govern It online championship opens

The Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ has announced the start of registration for the 10th Explore the Internet & Govern It Russian Online Championship. Schoolchildren and university students under the age of 18 are welcome to participate. Those taking part will compete both individually and also in teams.

The registration closing date is November 8.

The competition will get underway on November 9 and be on until November 25 online on the project’s website, where all registered participants will have access to a tournament module consisting of 24 interactive tasks that will have to be completed in 60 minutes. These will be different levels of difficulty.

The main topic of this year’s online championship is Digital State. The tasks will be dedicated to digital government, the digital economy, security of the digital state, e-education, and smart cities. There’s a special topic and that’s 20 years of the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ.

Preparations for the competition will take place in the autumn on the official pages of the project on Facebook and VKontakte.

You can earn your first points even before the start of the online tournament – for this you need to complete an additional task.

The results of the online championship will be announced on December 9.

The heads of the individual and team standings will be awarded diplomas and valuable prizes: the first five places in the individual and team standings will be awarded with diplomas and valuable prizes (tablet, smartphone, fitness tracker, 3D pen or bluetooth headphones, as well as prizes from Rostelecom). Online championship participants who do not get prizes will receive personalized electronic certificates.

Explore the Internet & Govern It is a popular social and educational project aimed at increasing digital literacy. It helps people to learn how the internet and digital technologies work, how to become an experienced internet user and how to navigate the web safely. The project is also intended to awaken the interest of schoolchildren in getting jobs related to digital technologies.

“Digital technologies that are rapidly changing the world are not born on their own – people with a special vision are always behind them. The pandemic has enormously boosted the acceleration of the transition of businesses and government agencies to digital technologies, and therefore the need for young personnel capable of developing an innovative economy has become more acute than ever. The younger generation will definitely live in a digital state, which means that in the near future it will not be possible to do without a broad knowledge in the field of digital technologies and internet security,” said Andrey Vorobyev, Director of the Coordination Center. Over a period of the ten years of the project’s existence, over 150,000 schoolchildren from all regions of Russia have taken part in it.

The championship is organized by the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ and Rostelecom with the support of the Ministry of Digital Development, Roskomnadzor and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.

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