In 2014 Iniciatyvos Fondas organised a competition for secondary school (9-12 secondary schools and gymnasiums I-IV classes) students and high school students in Lithuania. The aim of the competition – to encourage young people to read and desire to excel. Participants in the contest had the opportunity to get the desired book, publication or subscription. Those who wished to participate in the contest had to write a cover letter, which was understandable, concise and reasonably explained how a specific book, subscription or publication would help participating sciences or development.
A total of 325 applications were received, almost three-quarters (241) were satisfied. The age of participants was 15 years up to 25. 159 books were sent, 77 subscriptions, two e-publications, 2 atlases and one CD-ROM. More than half (52%) of the books that have been bought, are necessary for studies (biology, chemistry, history), 48% for self-education (psychology, philosophy, body language, art). Among the most popular subscriptions were magazines Illustrated science and Illustrated history (57%) and National Geographic (14%), 29% – specialized publications