Dear friends, RRI invites you to participate in a new prize winning contest, entitled "Iaşi - Historical Capital of Romania"", devoted to the city of Iaşi and Iaşi County in northeastern Romania.
In 2018, the year of the Great Union
Centennial, the city of Iaşi was declared under Law no. 361/2018 "Historical
Capital of Romania". Also last year Alba Iulia was proclaimed "Capital of the Great
Union". Iaşi was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia between 1564-1859,
one of the two capitals of the United Romanian Principalities (Moldavia and
Wallachia) over 1859-1862, as well as the capital of the Kingdom of Romania
between 1916-1918, during the Great War, when Bucharest was under German
occupation. Over May 2, 2019 and May 1, 2020 Iaşi has been declared the Capital
of Youth in Romania, as part of a national programme devoted to young people.
On June 1, 2019 Iaşi was visited by his Holy Father Pope Francis, becoming for
a few hours the world capital of religion. Iaşi is a city of culture and the
arts, of high-quality education, history, religion and tourism, but also the
birthplace of scores of iconic Romanians.
We invite you to follow RRI's broadcasts,
our site www.rri.ro and our Facebook and LinkedIn profiles and provide correct
answers, in writing, to the contest questions. The contest ends on August 31, 2019, mailing date (August 31, at midnight,
Romania's time, for online participants).
Two Grand Prizes will be offered to two RRI listeners,
consisting of an 8-day (7-night) trip, full-board, over October 10-17, 2019,
sponsored by Majestic Hotel in Iaşi.
As usual, winners will be asked to cover
personal transportation to Romania as well as proceedings to obtain a visa for
Romania, where necessary. Additional prizes consisting in objects that promote
the culture of Iaşi will be up for grabs.
The contest is co-organized by the Iaşi
City Hall, The Bishopric of Moldavia and Bukovina, the Roman-Catholic Diocese
of Iaşi, the Iaşi National Museum Complex, the Federation of Youth NGOs from Iaşi,
Radio Romania Iaşi and other partners.
And now the questions:
-In what context was Iaşi
the capital of Romania?
-What was Iaşi declared over 2019-2020?
-Which world leader visited Iaşi early this summer?
Please tell us what prompted you to
participate in the contest and why you are listening to RRI's broadcasts and
following RRI's content online. Our address is: Radio Romania International,
60-64 G-ral Berthelot Street, Sector 1, Bucharest, PO Box 111, code 010165, fax
00.40.21.319.05.62, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your answers by August 31, 2019, mailing date (August
31 28, 2019, 24:00 hours Romanian time, for online contributions). The rules
and regulations of this contest are available online and on RRI's
Facebook profile. Good luck!