Two more East German prizes today: the Prize for Popular Artistic Creation, qhich can be awarded for creative scientific work as well as more ‘conventional’ artistic endevours, and the Ćišinski Prize, which was awarded for contributions to the culture, literature and language of the Serbs… and which has been picked up by an organisation called the Foundation for Serbian People who have been making an award of the same name since 1993.
Back to East Germany and a couple of sporting awards, the Decoration for Physical Culture & Sports and the Honour Title of Meritorious Sports Champion. The latter was awarded to national and international sporting champions and, given the success of East German athletes, they had to keep upping the requirments to receive the medal!
The last one added today is the Medal for Distinguished Service in Mining and the Energy Industry… which starts off a whole series of medals for distinguished service in a variety of trades, often paralleling the honour titles for meritorious workers in similar trades that I’ve already covered.
Three more East German medals for distinguished service today, for Geology, Metallurgy, and the Chemical Industy. Plenty more from where they came from… but term starts tomorrow and I suppose I’d better think about the talk I’m supposed to deliver to the returning second year students!