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1. The competition in Journalism consists of two stages (total maximum score - 100 points):

1.1. Writing task (first stage).
You will have 240 minutes to finish the task. The competition starts at 12pm (Moscow time) on October 26, 2021. The organizing committee shall accept submissions until 4pm (Moscow time) of the same day.

- The participant can perform the task in English.

- The maximum score for a written assignment is 70 points. The minimum score for the writing part is 30 points.

If the participant of the competition received less than 30 points, he is considered to have dropped out of the competition. For the interview (second stage) authors of works are invited who have scored 30 or more points.

1.2. Speaking part -- the interview (second stage).

- The interview is conducted in English.

- Maximum score is 30 points.

2. Online competition of the first stage (writing task) held on October 26, 2021 from 12pm to 4 pm Moscow time, 240 min.

3. The written part (first stage) consists of 3 tasks:

Task 1 - write a news summary on one of the proposed topics using Internet sources up to 4000 characters with spaces. Max. score - 40 points.

Task 2 - formulate 7 questions to the information carrier (newsmaker). Max. score - 20 points.

Task 3 - write your own definition for a journalistic term. Max. score - 10 points.

4. Written part should be done on a computer in Times New Roman font, size 12, line spacing 1.5, MS Word format (.doc or .docx). Distance from the left edge - 2.5 cm; from the right, top and bottom - 1.5 cm.

5. Important! The competition task, including the Instructions for its implementation, will be posted on the Competition website (Journalism page) in MS Word format 15 minutes before the start of the online competition.

6. The participant should download the file with the task and the Instructions (in MS Word format) posted on the Competition website and perform work on the computer directly in this file, having carefully read the task and the Instructions for its implementation

7. The participant must begin to answer the task in the “Answer” section, placed after the formulation of each of the three tasks.

8. The participant must save the MS Word file with the finished work (its latest version) on the computer; make sure that the file is saved in the correct version (p.4 of this Instruction); name the file: your registration number_Journalism_2022 (example: 1448_Journalism_2022). (The competitor should prepare his registration number in advance so as not to look for it during the competition.)

9. In the subject of the letter, the participant must indicate:
1) their registration number;
2) Surname, Name (example: 1448_Kapustyan Anna).
[Before submitting the works to the Jury, the Competition Committee verifies the registration number and full name of the participant; further information about the participant is removed from the work, and the Jury checks the unnamed works.]

10. The finished work should be sent by e-mail in the form of an attached file in a letter to the address: no later than 4:15pm Moscow time (the end of the competition is 4pm Moscow time).

Attention! The works received after 4:15pm Moscow time will not be checked by the Jury.

11. The work is considered accepted for verification if, in response to the participant's letter with the work, the participant received a response letter: "Your work is accepted."

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