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Finnish competition poster
Finnish competition poster

Five More Competition Topics

Five more countries announced the new topics for their history competitions in 2013/14. Topics cover a wide range from the "Economic Crisis" (Slovenia) and "America" (Spain) to “World War I and its Reflection in Slovak Society“ (Slovakia), “Two Stories“ (Finland) and "The Crucial Moment" (Denmark).

German President Gauck (right) with first prize winner | Photo: Michael Fahrig
German President Gauck (right) with first prize winner | Photo: Michael Fahrig

Federal President Joachim Gauck invited prize winners of the German History Competition 2012/13 to his official residence Schloss Bellevue in Berlin. The award ceremony was the celebratory conclusion of the 23rd call for students’ research projects under the topic of: “Familiar Strangers. Neighbors in History”.

Young Journalist Award| Photo: Christian Diemer
Young Journalist Award| Photo: Christian Diemer

Are you fed up with reading the same old Euro crisis articles? The Europe & Me Young Journalist Award is calling young non-professional journalists to write about Europe in a fresh, personal and transnational way!

PANT brochure
PANT brochure

Today is the closing date for entries to the first Czech EUSTORY competition run by PANT, a Czech civic citizen’s association. Students between 15 and 20 were invited to submit their essays on the topic "Also a Place Has Its Memory - In the Footsteps of My Region's History".

Spanish Award Ceremony | Photo: J.J. Pan Anguilera (Centro Imagen)
Spanish Award Ceremony | Photo: J.J. Pan Anguilera (Centro Imagen)

The Real Maestranza de Ronda (RMR) celebrated its traditional prize-giving ceremony for the winners of the sixth Spanish Eustory competition round. Winners gathered from all over Spain to claim their diplomas and rewards. The ceremony was presided by Jorge Edwards, Chilean ambassador to France and prestigious poet and writer.

Youth Academy in Ljubljana | Photo: Tina Gotthardt
Youth Academy in Ljubljana | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

EUSTORY Youth Academy in Slovenia

On October 6th, the EUSTORY Youth Academy began in Slovenia. Twenty-five EUSTORY prize winners aged 17 - 19 years assembled in Ljubljana to talk about "The End of Empires: New Borders, New States,New Loyalties?". Follow the seminar activities on the EUSTORY blog.

Norwegian Award Ceremony | Photo: Karsten Korbøl
Norwegian Award Ceremony | Photo: Karsten Korbøl

In 2012-2013, the Norwegian Historical Association (HIFO) organised the 14th history competition. The year 2013 marked the 100 anniversary of universal suffrage in Norway. So In addition to the traditional competition ‘My family and history’, HIFO organised an additional competition called ‘Participation in the democracy’.

EUSTORY alumni seminar in Spain | Photo: Tina Gotthardt
EUSTORY alumni seminar in Spain | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

EUSTORY Alumni Seminar in Spain

Eighteen EUSTORY alumni discussed "Images of the Other" for a week in Ronda, Spain. The seminar started on 22 September. As ususal, you can read about the seminar on the EUSTORY blog. This time the participants decided to add a new format to their report: a v(ideo)log.

Norwegian Award Brochure
Norwegian Award Brochure

In the past few days, seven countries have announced the topics for their national history competitions for 2013/2014. Here they are in alphabetical order: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, and Wales.