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Young Cultural Figure Award 2019
Young Cultural Figure Award 2019 Source: Ken Mürk/ERR

The annual Young Cultural Figure Award of €5,000 is given to an Estonian cultural figure aged 35 or younger, whose artistic accomplishments have received wide-spread acclaim or have significantly helped introduce Estonian culture in the world. Submissions for the award are open until June 18.

On Monday, President Kersti Kaljulaid shared on social media that submissions are still open and anyone can submit their favorite cultural figure or group.

Required documents for application are as follows:

  • A written application with personal data and a short CV (name, address, education, professional career);
  • A description of creative work;
  • Recommendations by at least two recognised cultural figures or an artistic association and one recognised cultural figure.

Submissions must be sent digitally signed to the Cultural Foundation of the President at

The winners of the award are chosen by the Council of the Cultural Foundation who will consult experts, if necessary.

Last year's winner of the cultural figure award was jazz-musician Kadri Voorand.


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