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Tartu selects the Deed of the Year

Tartu City Government Press Release

Turusild Photo: Tanel Kindsigo

3 December / Tartu Postimees and the Tartu City Government invite all residents and friends of Tartu to think about and share their opinion on the undertaking, event, or venture that deserves to be recognised with the title of Deed of the Year. Tartu’s Deed of the Year is being selected for the 22nd time.

You can share your preference on Tartu's homepage https://www.tartu.ee/aastategu2019, the Tartu Postimees homepage, by sending an e-mail to the address [email protected], or via the paper slip published in the hard copy of the Postimees. (The candidates for Deed of the Year are listed in Estonian in the voting environment).

Books published by publishing house Postimees and City of Tartu mementos will be raffled between all voters, with voting remaining open until 18 December.

Tartu's Deed of the Year will be announced at 12.00 on 30 December 2018, in the Tartu Town Hall.

This year’s candidates for Deed of the Year are:

  • The Annelinn athletic field
  • The Automated External Defibrillators located across the city
  • Epi Tohvri’s monograph of Georges Frédéric Parrot’
  • The first National Atlas of Estonia
  • The awarding of the title of European Capital of Culture 2024 to Tartu
  • The courtyard encouraging movement at the City Centre School
  • Krista Aru’s monograph Jaan Tõnisson – Tribune and Elder Statesman
  • The construction of Maarja family homes
  • The reconstruction of the Maarjamõisa Nursery School
  • Madis Mihkels for his two gold medals in cycling at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF)
  • Movement by Mart Reiniku encouraging movement in schools
  • Mart Kivastik’s book Stairway to Heaven
  • Metallica’s concert in Tartu
  • Peeter Simm’s documentary film Taagepera
  • Rait Ratasep’s 40th Ultra Triathalon
  • Ralli Estonia
  • Rasmus Haugasmägi’s seventh consecutive World Championship in Powerboating
  • The opening of the Tartu Private School’s LõunaTERA
  • The Tartu Art Museum exhibition Pallas 100. The Art School and Its Legend
  • The Tartu Song Festival
  • The opening of Tartu Smart Bike Share
  • The opening of the health and wellness centre in Annelinn
  • The new bus route network
  • Vallo Toomla’s documentary Verba Dierum: A Year with Marju Lepajõe.
  • The renovation of the Variku School and construction of a sports building
  • The waterpark at Anne Canal
  • The virtual reality tour of 1913 Tartu
  • Tartu Welcome Centre

Previous Tartu Deeds of the Year have been: Vanemuise Concert Hall (1998), Restoration of the spire of St John's Church and church bells named Peetrus and Paulus (1999), Basketball club TÜ/Delta winning the Estonian Basketball Champions League and the Estonian Basketball Cup (2000), Opening of the Aura Water Park (2001), Renovation of the Hugo Treffner Upper Secondary School (2002), Construction of the Turusild Bridge (2003), Construction of the Kesklinna-2 collector tunnel (2004), Restoration of St John's Church (2005), Construction of the Jõmmu historical barge (2006), Restoration of the Athena Entertainment and Conference Centre and Restoran Volga (2007), Tartu University Hospital’s new treatment facilities (2008), Restoration of international air traffic in Tartu (2009), Lung transplant at Tartu University Hospital (2010), Opening of the AHHAA Science Centre (2011), Completion of the passenger lounge at Tartu Railway Station (2012), Completion of the first stage of construction of Tartu’s western and eastern bypasses (2013), Renovation of Võidu Bridge (2014), Second construction area of Ihaste Bridge and Tartu’s eastern bypass (2015), Construction of the new building of the Estonian National Museum (2016), Renovation of Kaarsild Bridge (2017) and Tartu Appeal Group, termination of the specific plan for the wood refinement plant (2018).

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