Its organizers were the Berestovitsky Center for Children and Youth Creativity, the regional organization of the Belarusian Peace Foundation and the Education, Sports and Tourism Department of the district executive committee with the support of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union. Eight representatives of the most active, initiative and creative youth, who have already proved themselves to be leaders in their educational institutions, demonstrated their leadership qualities at the regional contest. Participants in the review competition were expected four trials: two correspondence competitions and two full-time. In absentia the guys presented their jury with their portfolio and a video “My contribution for a small motherland”. And already directly at the internal stage they made a self-presentation “I am a leader” and defended their social project. Together with their support groups, participants prepared bright self-presentations, in which they revealed not only their leadership qualities, but also all talents and abilities. The performances of each contestant were original in their own way and presented a lot of positive emotions to those present in the hall. No less interesting was the contest “My Project”, in which the children talked about social projects that they implement in their educational institutions. These are projects for a healthy lifestyle, energy saving, good deeds for a small homeland, preservation of historical heritage, and others. Many of them were interested in the jury and caused a lot of questions. The contest became one more step on the ladder of success for our leaders, an opportunity to declare ourselves and our team. All the contestants prepared worthy performances, and the jury had a hard time choosing the best ones. Nikita Rygosik won the title of “Leader of the Year – 2018”, the second place was taken by Maxim Budnitsky (Makarovsky nursery-garden-school), the third – Denis Yanuk (Olekshitskaya SS). Winners and prize-winners of the contest were awarded with certificates from the Education, Sports and Tourism Department of the district executive committee and souvenirs from the regional organization of the Belarusian Peace Foundation, and the winners received also sweet gifts.