“Formula for Success” Named Tekeyan Award Winner
09.10.2021
“Formula for Success” Named Tekeyan Award Winner

The annual Vahan Tekeyan Awards Ceremony of the Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) which recognizes and encourages the best works in various fields of culture took place last week.

During the ceremony held for the 27th time awards were given in six categories - Literature, Armenology (Armenian Studies), Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Journalism and Fine-art Photography.

This year 70 applications for participation were received, with the jury selecting the best ones. There were two winners in the “Journalism” category. Diana Markosyan, Head of the Media and Public Relations Department at ASPU, was awarded for the programme “Formula for Success” (aired on A-TV channel).

"The editor of the programme, Producer Diana Markosyan is one of the specialists who meets all criteria for a renowned, “classic” journalist in our country, who has come a long way in the field of journalism. She has been in charge of the relevant department at ASPU for a decade and has extensive experience in teaching. "Formula for Success" is one of the few programmess that does not need any decoration and is structured according to all criteria of the genre,” said Prof. Hakob Avetikyan, President of the corresponding jury, Honored Journalist of the Republic of Armenia. He advised journalists to reveal Diana Markosyan's formulas for success; she has lots of them. Hakob Avetikyan further hailed another successful project of the creative group of the programme - “The Thaw in the Art,” a film representing the cinema of the 60s - the golden age of the Armenian culture.

Diana Markosyan said she is deeply honored and at the same time feels obliged to be a "Vahan Tekeyan" award winner; ‘an award that was once given to the worthy people of the field. I feel even more obliged as the prize is given by a journalist who stands at the origins of the press in our country,” she said.

Diana Markosyan thanked the administration of the Pedagogical University for believing in her six years ago and making a serious contribution to the programme. “The programme is about professionals of the university and the people they train. It reveals the formulas for their success in their field of activity. Today, it is broadcast on three national TV channels which have different political orientations and audiences. This once again comes to prove that the scientific and educational component of the programme is evaluated,” she said. Diana Markosyan added that the joy of victory also lies in the fact that in addition to professional colleagues - director Artyom Aghasaryan, cameraman Hrayr Sirakanyan, editor and director Arthur Parsyan, her student Susina Khachatryan, is also involved in the project; she is already the face of the programme.

By the way, “Formula for Success” was the first programme that during the coronavirus outbreak set itself a task of continuing the programme remotely, proving that nothing is impossible.

Professor Armen Elbakyan, Head of the Chair of Directing, Honored Art Worker of the Republic of Armenia, won the prize for performing arts for his play "Flight over the Nest".

Hakob Ghazanchyan, Chairman of the corresponding jury, President of the Union of Theatrical Figures of Armenia, Honored Art Worker of the Republic of Armenia, congratulated his senior colleague and stressed that both ‘the works and roles are wonderful.’ “I know how difficult it was for Armen Elbakyan to take the responsibility of staging the play. Representatives of the theatrical world also had doubts about the outcome. Today, we are all proud of the performance.”

Armen Elbakyan thanked [the jury] for the award and stressed that without culture and its due evaluation, without systematic work, it would be more difficult to preserve the existing [cultural heritage] and create new works.

RA People's Artist Anatoly Avetyan won the award for fine arts for his painting "Erebuni-Yerevan-2800". The president of the jury was Prof. Ara Hakobyan, Dean of the Faculty of Art Education. In his speech, he stressed there is only one prize, but numerous works and several worthy professionals. “I must say that fine arts is the field of art where it is more difficult to choose the best. Here, everything is unique and more conventional. Every specialist, with all his essence, inspires life in his works,” he said.

In the "Fine-art Photography" category, the "Vahan Tekeyan" awards were given to Armen Yengoyan (for The Rural Sketches) and Zaven Khachikyan for (The Untitled War).

Samvel Sevada, Chairman of the corresponding jury, Honored Art Worker of the Republic of Armenia, Associate Professor at the ASPU Chair of Camerawork, Art Photography and Social and Cultural Activities, noted that ‘we have many talented and worthy photographers hence the task of choosing winners was tough.’

In his speech, His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan said he was glad to see that similar events take place in today’s ‘not-so-happy’ life: they seem to be a spark of light and hope.

He conveyed the blessings and wish of the Mother See [of Holy Etchmiadzin] and Catholicos of All Armenians, congratulated the winners and said that the latter live for the honor of our nation, culture and for tomorrow. “Our nation has lived through more difficult times, and our people have not considered themselves as survivors; they live as a nation, as a people, as an important part of humanity,” he stressed.

The international award ceremony has been held since 1991 and the TCA awards have been given to many noted figures, including poets Silva Kaputikyan, Lyudvig Duryan and Hrachya Tamrazyan; painters Varuzhan Vardanyan, Ruben Abovyan and Gevorg Yeghiazaryan; sculptors Emil Kazaz and Levon Tokmajyan; musicians Ohan Duryan, Tigran Mansuryan, Jivan Gasparyan and Ruben Hakhverdyan; conductor Kostandin Orbelyan; actors Vardan Petrosyan and Yervand Manaryan; journalists Hagop Avedikyan and Artur Bakhtamyan; writers Levon Khechoyan and Sarkis Vahakn. During its existence, more than 100 worthy individuals in culture, science and art have been recognized.

The Pop-Symphonic Orchestra of the Public Radio and TV of Armenia led by RA People’s Artist Yervand Yerznkyan and RA People's Artist of Armenia, Maestro Martin Vardazaryan performed during the ceremony.

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