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2:06 PM  June 5, 2019

Carpenters from 38 countries applied for the XII Tomsk Axe Holiday

© РИА Томск. Таисия ВоронцоваCarpenters from 38 countries applied for the XII Tomsk Axe Holiday

TOMSK, Jun 5 – RIA Tomsk. More than 200 applications from masters from 38 countries arrived on carpenter's competitions of the XII international Tomsk festival "Axe Holiday"; for the first time masters from Philippines, Ireland, Turkey, Switzerland and Armenia plan to participate in the competition, one of organizers of the festival Denis Lykhin reported to RIA Tomsk.

Earlier it was reported that in 2018 the international Tomsk festival competition of national crafts "Axe Holiday" became the most mass in 11 years of its carrying out: more than 150 thousand guests and over 240 masters from the different countries participated in events. The best were revealed among woodcarvers and birch bark, smiths, potters and stove-setters. In March accepting applications from masters for the festival of 2019 started.

"In total, 200 applications were received for the carpenters' competition this year (160 in 2018). 118 were from Russians, 82 were from foreigners ... I am glad that there are six more participants districts of the Tomsk region – six regions last year against seven regions this year – submitted applications from 23 regions (20 in 2018.). The number of participating countries also increased – 38 countries, last year it was 33", – he said.

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Lykhin specified that this year for the first time applications of the master from Philippines, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, Montenegro, Portugal, Switzerland and Armenia submitted. Since June 10 the contest committee will begin selection of applicants for participation in the competition.

"Selection is tougher every year. As we want to bring the most interesting works and ideas. As a result about 150 carpenters will be assumed to the competition that is at the same level of the last year. By June 20 the list of those who will arrive to us in August will be made", – he explained.

In addition, according to him, by July 1 participants of competitions of barkmen, smiths, potters and stove-setters will become known.

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