He has also been nominated for The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award - the world's largest prize for children's literature. He passed away in 2013. Ziedonis was held in highest esteem, indicated by the fact that the prime minister ordered formation of a special committee for organization of the funeral. He is buried in Ragaciema Cemetery, Lapmezciema County, Engure Region. The charity fund Viegli, created in 2010, to aid the realization of the ideas of Imants Ziedonis, has released first an album of songs with words by Ziedonis simply entitled Viegli. The second album, entitled Vakars, was released in 2011, and featured a number of different Latvian musicians. The stamp Imants Ziedonis Will Bloom Eternally was the winner in the stamp design contest organized in social networks by Latvijas Pastsand in 2014.
It was realised by a graphic designer Andra Petersone, and the portrait of Ziedonis that is depicted on the stamp is based on the poet's photograph by Leonid Tugalev, which took the first place in an international photo contest in Spain in 1982. http://www.fondsviegli.lv Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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