On 7 December, the PES Group awarded prizes to the winners of the 9th edition of its annual photo competition. Under the theme "Imagine Europe without borders", both amateur and professional photographers, who are European residents aged 18 and older, were invited to capture in a photo their interpretation of this very topical issue.
The first prize goes to Antonella Candiago from San Giustina, Veneto region, Italy, who wins a 3-day trip for two persons to Brussels and photographic equipment worth €2000.
"Each year's photo competition leaves us more and more impressed with the creative potential of Europeans from all over the EU", pointed out Olga Zrihen, Member of the Wallonia Parliament (Belgium) and President of the 2016 competition jury. "This year's entries demonstrate that citizens are concerned about the new borders that are currently built in Europe, be it physical or social borders, or the ones in our heads. At the same time, they show that only by entering into dialogue with the others can we recognize that diversity makes us stronger. We need to dare more Europe and more social justice".
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Olga Zrihen, President of the jury, would like to thank all participants for entering the competition.
See you next year for already the 10th edition of the competition.
20 years old, San Giustina, Italy
Wins a 3 days trip for two persons to Brussels, and photographic / electronic equipment worth 2,000 €.
33 years old, Metković, Croatia
Wins a 3 days trip for two persons to Brussels, and photographic / electronic equipment worth 1,500 €.
58 years old, Kežmarok, Slovakia
Wins a 3 days trip for two persons to Brussels, and photographic / electronic equipment worth 1,000 €.
25 years old, Cartaya, Spain
Wins photographic / electronic equipment worth 500 €.