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Brussels, 29 October 2012

The jury of the fifth PES Group photo competition entitled "Life 2.0 - Ready for a new start?" met today in Brussels to select the three winning entries from more than 300 photos received.

The choice was obviously not easy as a lot of good photos were submitted for the competition, and as the thematic of active ageing can be expressed through a wide range of images.

PES Group President, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, and Alain Hutchinson, President of the jury, will welcome the winners at the award ceremony, to be held on 29 November at the headquarters of the Committee of the Regions in Brussels.

... and here ar the winners:

 

 
The winners

1st prize - Daniele Francavillese  

First prize

Daniele Francavillese

26 years old, Pescara, Italy

wins two long week-end trips for two persons to two European cities of his
choice and a tablet computer.

     
2dn prize - Nadia Carminati  

Second prize

Nadia Carminati

25 years old, Albino, Italy

wins a long week-end trip for two persons
to one European city of her choice and a tablet computer.

     
3rd prize - Carole Viaene  

Third prize

Carole Viaene

24 years old, Ghent, Belgium

 wins a tablet computer

     

 

 
The jury

Alain Hutchinson
Member of the Brussels-Capital Regional Parliament and member of the PES Group in the Committee of the Regions
Alain Hutchinson was born in 1949 in Schaerbeek (Brussels). From 1999 to 2004, he was State Secretary of Housing of the Brussels Capital Region. As a member of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament from 2004 to 2009, he was one of the initiators of the Urban Housing Intergroup.

In his municipality Saint-Gilles in Brussels, Alain has initiated the "Parcours d'artistes", a biennial dedicated to contemporary art, which offers local artists the opportunity to show their works to neighbours, friends, and other citizens.

Alain is currently a member of the Brussels Regional Parliament and of its Commission for Housing, Social Affairs and Health. He is also a member of the Parliament of the French Community, and active in its Commission for European and International Affairs.

 

Stéphanie Bliard
Assistant Curator of the Museum of Photography of Charleroi (Belgium)
Stéphanie holds a degree in art history from the ULB University of Brussels, and a Masters degree in Digital Media from London University.

After finishing her studies, she started her professional career as stagiaire- assistant for the Photography Museum in Charleroi. She has also worked for a year and a half for the "MessenDe Clercq", a Brussels-based art gallery. This experience allowed her to gain experience as an art journalist and to publish various articles for international magazines such as "ArtSlant", "Nextlevel", "Eyemazing" and "ArteNews".

She also specialised in marketing and communication, and is currently working as assistant of the curator of the Museum of Photography of Charleroi, and as the Associate Editor of "Artexpo".

 
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