President Kaljulaid presented Estonian Folklore Collection Awards
President Kersti Kaljulaid presented Estonian Folklore Collection Awards.The prize is given to people who have significantly contributed to collecting folklore material. When awarding the prize, the materials given to the archives and the connected contribution are taken into account.
The award was given to Tiiu Jaago, Associate Professor of Estonian Folklore at the University of Tartu, for handing over historical material from Järve village, now Kohtla-Järve, during the years 1990 to 2000, and for encouraging students of the university to collect and research folklore materials over the period 1985 to 2018. Ellen Muru, for meaningful collaboration during the years 2013 to 2019, and Lembitu Tverdjanski, a nature conservationist, forestry developer and heritage culture researcher, for his outstanding contributions from 2015 to 2018, and the grand prize at the collecting competition "Items on Our Journeys" (2019).