Results — Doris Championship, 2019

Dignitaries at official award ceremonies, May 11, 2019, Serbia.
  • The top 5 finalists
  • Selected semi-final designs
  • Press coverage

  • For its ninth year, the International Festival of Mind and Doris Championship, a competition of creativity featuring our Doris puzzle, took place in seven European countries: Italy, Austria, Slovak Republic, Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia.

    The project, Festival of Mind, is organized annually under the auspices of the Provincial Secretariat for Education, Regulations, Administration and National Minorities-National Communities in cooperation with MENSA Serbia and the Faculty of Economics and Engineering Management, FIMEK, Novi Sad. The City of Novi Sad, Kadon Enterprises, Inc. and Avax Corp. were sponsors.

    Grand finalists of the 2019 Doris Festival of Mind, holding their awards.

    Beginning in October 2018 and organized by Zdravko Zivkovic, the creator of Doris, the 9th annual competitions ran for nine months. The works of the competitors were evaluated by an international jury made up of ten prominent Mensa members from the United States, Greece, Slovenia, Serbia, and Australia, among them Kate Jones from U.S.A. and Teja Krasek, an artist from Slovenia.

    The Grand Final awards were presented on May 11, 2019, in the Great Hall of Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia (above). The solemn celebration ceremony was hosted by the Provincial Secretariat for Education, Regulations, Administration and National Minorities-National Communities.

    The top five winners were:

    Marsel Germeri, 1st Place winner for "Volleyball" (Croatia)

    Marko Andrek, 2nd Place winner for "Swan" (Serbia)

    Vuk Popadic, 3rd Place winner for "Horseman" (Serbia)

    Aleksander Cavazza, 4th Place winner for "Football Player" (Slovenia)

    Maria Elena Baba, 5th Place winner for "Crown" (Serbia)

    There were very many creative and beautiful figures again this year, and they made choosing the best among 60 semifinalists very difficult. Here are their 60 semi-final designs:

    Press coverage
    Most of these texts and videos are in Serbian and Croatian languages. Non-Serbian speakers can enjoy the nice photographs and views of the festivities.

    • From Vojvodina television—watch it on YouTube: Live coverage of awards ceremony and brief interviews with some of the champions and with the organizer, Zdravko Zivkovic, PhD.

    • From report by Secretariat of Education: Good photo coverage.

    • A photo gallery and Festival of Mind review featured on a site by sponsor MilitaryShop in Belgrade. No, they don't sell weapons, only the latest in sports fashions that might appeal to the student constituency that participates in this annual Festival of Mind.

    Our congratulations to all, and to the dedicated organizers who brought such mind-stretching challenges to students in 7 countries and several EU regions. Kadon is proud to support these championships and to make beautiful sets of Doris for the whole world.

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