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Competition among youth for the best work in the sphere of intellectual property (hereinafter – IP)

The National Center of Intellectual Property (hereinafter – NCIP) announces a competition among youth for the best work in the IP sphere of the 2019-2020 academic year.

The competition of works is held by NCIP as a voluntary public event in order to:

  • draw public attention to IP issues in the Republic of Belarus;
  • assist the formation of the scientific and personnel potential of the Republic of Belarus to ensure effective legal protection, enforcement and management of IP.

Deadline for submitting applications is from October 16, 2019 to July 15, 2020.


The main objectives of the competition are:

  • attracting young people to research relevant issues of legal protection and use of IP;
  • finding and encouraging young people interested in the managerial, economic, tax, and accounting aspects of IP.

The participants of the competition can be represented by college students, students of higher educational institutions of the Republic of Belarus of the first and second stages of education, as well as college/university graduates who graduated in the year of the competition or in the year preceding that of the competition.

The competition is held in the following nominations:

  • «The best master's thesis in the IP sphere»;
  • «The best diploma thesis in the IP sphere»;
  • «The best term paper in the IP sphere»;
  • «The best article in the IP sphere».

To take part in the competition in the nominations “The best master's thesis in the IP sphere”, “The best diploma thesis in the IP sphere” and “The best term paper in the IP sphere”, a participant can submit only independently completed master's and diploma theses, term paper defended in the year of the competition or in the year preceding the year of the competition, but not submitted for participation in it.

Self-prepared and previously unpublished articles are submitted for the competition in the nomination «The best article in the IP sphere».

The abovementioned works are called competition work, unless otherwise indicated.

A participant can submit only 1 work in 1 nomination.

Subjects of the submitted competitive works include topical issues of protection, enforcement and management of IP, including legal support of the objects of industrial property, copyright and related rights; economic aspects of IP; collective management of property rights of authors and other right holders; patent information support of the IP system and other issues in the IP field.

The application for participation must contain the following documents:

To participate in the competition, participants should submit an application to NCIP.

  • The application is submitted in print or electronic form.
  • The hard copy of the application is submitted to NCIP directly or sent by mail to the address: 220034, Minsk, 20, Kozlov Str.

    The application is submitted in electronic form to the e-mail address: ncip@ncip.by (marked "For Competition").

    An application submitted in electronic form must be archived (valid formats are ZIP, RAR). The archive should include only 1 application for 1 competition work.

  • The archive should include an application containing the following documents:
  • an application for participation in the competition in graphic format (jpg, jpeg, tiff, bpm, pdf);

    copies of materials confirming approbation, if available, in graphic format (jpg, jpeg, tiff, bpm, pdf);

    competition work in text format (doc or docx);

    a copy of the academic tutor's review for the master's/diploma thesis, term paper in graphic format (jpg, jpeg, tiff, bpm, pdf);

    a copy of the comments on the master's thesis, diploma thesis in graphic format (jpg, jpeg, tiff, bpm, pdf);

    a copy of the article in graphic format (jpg, jpeg, tiff, bpm, pdf).

    The text of the competition work submitted in print form is should also be sent to the NCIP's e-mail address (marked "Electronic version of the competition work") in text format (doc or docx). The surname, first name and patronymic (if any) of the participant and the name of the competition work shall also be indicated.

  • Submitted applications violating the rules and deadline for their submission shall not be considered by the competition committee.
  • The participant who submitted the work is responsible for the credibility of the information presented in the application, its quality and accuracy.
  • Documents submitted to the competition are not returned to its participants.

ВAttention! In order to make sure that NCIP has received an electronic application for participation in the competition, you should turn on the “Read Receipt” mode in the computer settings before sending the e-mail and call at +375 (17) 272 97 01 a few days after sending it.

The information on the results of the competition is published in the scientific and practical journal “Intellectual Property in Belarus”, and is also posted on the official website of NCIP.

Winners of the competition are awarded with diplomas of NCIP. By the decision of the committee, they may be also awarded with special prizes and gifts, including:

  • participation in the research activities carried out by NCIP in the field of IP;
  • participation in scientific and practical seminars and international conferences in the field of IP;
  • posting, with the winner’s consent, articles of his/her work on the NCIP’s official website, as well as publication in the scientific and practical journal “Intellectual Property in Belarus”. 

Awarding the winners of the competition is generally timed to coincide with the celebration of International Intellectual Property Day – April 26.

Should you have any questions about participation in the competition, please contact the NCIP Training and Consulting Division by phone +375 (17) 272 99 02.


Should you have any questions about participation in the competition, please contact the NCIP Training and Consulting Division by phone +375 (17) 272 99 02.

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