We are pleased to announce the winners of our photo competition "Reveal the uniqueness of PBU borderland", organized as a part of PBU summer competitions, aimed at professional photographers and amateurs. The aim of the competition was to promote the richness, diversity and values that Programme supports and the effects of projects implemented under the Programme on the borderland of Poland, Belarus and Ukraine. The competition had four categories under which participants could submit their photos.
We are proud to share the results and present the winners. It was a challenging and difficult task as we received 141 applications and more than 200 photos.
In the opinion of the Jury, the best photos fulfilling the competition criteria are:
I category: Around the PBU projects
1st place: Natalia Furyk with CBC4animals project
2nd place: Solomiya Horbatso with MountainTaste project
3rd place: Svietlana Kislaya with MUCHAVIEC project
Distinction: Anna Zhilko with SUMCITYNET project
II category: The glory of cultural and historical heritage sites
1st place: Oleg Kukhar – Khram Sv. Volodymyra, village Pighorodtsi (Lviv Oblast, UA)
2nd place: Małgorzata Wołoszyn – The ruins of church and old cemetery, Kniazie (Lubelskie Voivodeship, PL)
3rd place: Aliaksei Kantseal – Neman River, Hrodna (Hrodna Oblast, BY)
Distinction: Olga Zhiharko, Wiesław Huk
III category: The beauty of nature
1st place: Andrei Shevchik – Pripyat River, Kalinkovichi (Homiel Oblast, BY)
2nd place: Szymon Ziemba – Smerek (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, PL)
3rd place: Marek Bednarz – Cisowa Góra, Gulbieniszki (Podlaskie Voivodeship, PL)
Distinction: Marek Bednarz, Marina Serebryakova
IV category: Traditions, customs and rituals - the richness and diversity of culture
1st place: Svietlana Kislaya – Dipping into the water during the Epiphany, (Brest Oblast, BY)
2nd place: Viktoria Kislaya – Ceremony: Driving a bush in Khmelevo (Brest Oblast, BY)
3rd place: Monika Piątek-Kozioł – Harvest wreath, Gorajec (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, PL)
Distinction: Małgorzata Wołoszyn, Svietlana Kislaya
Each of the Winners will receive a set of the Programme attractive tourist gadgets, in accordance with the Contest rules. The Jury decided to give also additional prizes due to the high quality and attractiveness of the submitted photos – sets of promotional Programme gadgets. One participant however can receive only one award in the category. We will contact the Winners individually to arrange the delivery of the prizes.
We thank all participant in the competition and congratulate the winners!
Within the competition, we received many beautiful photos that are worth sharing. The Programme area, projects and traditions shown through the eyes of the participants present its richness, diversity and beauty. Soon, we will publish the photo galleries on the Programme website, divided by competition categories.
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