The International Union of Social Associations of Bibliophiles (MSK)has been working very hard preparing the First International Ex libris Competition for youngsters. It has received many works from different parts of Russia even from  the North of Russia (Krasnoyarsk, Tuymen) and also from Moldova, Ukraine,  Belarus, Austria, Turkey and other countries. By the 15 th of February there will be  the first selection of works for the exhibition. These works will be sent to the Jury members who will select and choose the winners. The answers from the jury  members must be given by the 1st of March to have  enough time to prepare a catalogue indicating the winners of the  Competition. The opening of the Exhibition will be on the  21st of April and will be held in Lenexpo (huge exhibition centre) within  the framework of the International Book Salon in St Petersburg.