Estonian champions in the competition about the euro are from the Ülenurme Gymnasium school

The Estonian champions in the pan-European competition for school children that ran from last November until February are pupils from the sixth-year class of Ülenurme Gymnasium school. A total of 19 Estonian pupils finished in the top 100 of the competition and almost 1200 players from Estonia took part in the game.

The best player in Estonia was Grete Karpov, who got tenth place in the European rankings, and she was followed by her classmates Analiisa Plato, who came 13th overall, and Karel Udras, who came 15th. All the winners are from class 6.a of Ülenurme Gymnasium school. The pupils were guided by their history and society teacher Milvi Tisler.

The prize for the top Estonian players is an iPad from Eesti Pank that will be awarded to them by Ardo Hansson, the Governor of the central bank, in a reception on Monday at 11.30 in the Eesti Pank museum.

Eesti Pank invited the winners and their whole class to the museum. After the prizes have been awarded, the best players will be able to test their skills in competition again and test their knowledge in the quiz “Why do we have money?”.

All the top 100 players who got the best results in the competition will receive a new €20 banknote set in a special engraved frame from the European Central Bank. Altogether 16,624 players from 19 euro-area countries took part in the game. Almost 1200 players registered in Estonia, but only 645 of them met the conditions for entry.

The pan-European Euro Run competition was run by the European Central Bank working with the central banks of the euro area. The competition was open to children aged 9-12 and aimed to let school children learn more about the design of banknotes and their security features and to present the designs of the coins of the countries of the euro area.


How can the security features of the banknote be checked?

Look. Against the light, a watermark of a portrait becomes visible on the left-hand side underneath the signature of Mario Draghi and the flag of the European Union. Looking at the note against the light reveals a portrait of Europa in the window, which can be seen from both sides of the note.

Feel. The new twenty-euro note has raised lines along the right and left edges that can be felt with a finger and it is made of strong, crisp paper.

Tilt. There is an emerald-green number printed on the lower left side of the note, which changes colour from green to dark blue when the note is tilted. When the banknote is tilted, the hologrammic strip reveals the portrait of Europa, the number 20, the euro symbol, and a design of a doorway or a window.


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