On September 8th, on the International Literacy Day, the XI Contest "The most intelligent" was held at the I.S. Nikitin Regional Scientific Library, organised by Voronezh State University, the Centre "Language and Human", the "Word Territory" radio programme and supported by the Voronezh Regional Duma Council for using the Russian language in social spheres.
Among the participants of the Contest were 33 VSU students, elderly people, students from other education institutions of Voronezh, and school pupils.
In total, there were about 200 participants. The task was a dictation, suggested by the Department of General Linguistics and Stylistics of the Faculty of Philology. There were 50 tricky words in the dictation.
The programme also included a musical performance by Vera Rodionova, a well-known poet and singer.
The most literate participants were awarded certificates and special presents. The jury also selected the participants with the best handwriting.