Bashkortostan is among 20 leading regions by the number of prize-winners of the all-Russian schoolchildren's competition
In 2009, Bashkortostan found its place among top 20 regions by the number of prize-winners of the all-Russian schoolchildren's competition.
29 winners and awardees of the all-Russian competition and made it possible to take the 11th place in the regions' rating RF.
According to deputy head of the general education department of Ministry of Education Natalia Kot, the all-Russian schoolchildren's competition is one of the most widespread kinds of work with gifted children. It has its own traditions and takes a special place among intellectual contests, because it is based on school program. This gives an opportunity almost to every pupil to take part in the initial stages of the competition. Thus, 71 thousand pupils took part in 2008-2009 in the mass stage of the competition — school round, more than 40 thousand pupils took part in the municipal round and 1934 pupils participated in the republican round.
In October of the current year the school round of the all-Russian schoolchildren's competition-2010 started, the municipal round will start in November. On winter holidays, there is going to be the republican round, and the final round will take place in spring.