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Logo of the "The Welsh Schools Heritage Initiative" (WHSI)
Logo of the "The Welsh Schools Heritage Initiative" (WHSI)

The 29th award ceremony of the Welsh EUSTORY History Competition was held on 5 July 2019 at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. About 4,858 young people participated in this year’s competition and set out to research on the topic of “My Heritage”.

Prize winners of the Bulgarian National History Competition | Photo: Values Foundation/Bozhidar Markov
Prize winners of the Bulgarian National History Competition | Photo: Values Foundation/Bozhidar Markov

The eleventh edition of Bulgaria's National History Competition on the topic of “Childhood in History” has successfully finished. The winners were awarded in an official ceremony, which was held in the Central Military Club Sofia on 22 June 2019.

Slovak award winners with parents, teachers, members of jury, competition organiser | Photo: private
Slovak award winners with parents, teachers, members of jury, competition organiser | Photo: private

On 21 June 2019, the winners of the 14th Slovak History Competition were awarded at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava under auspices of the Slovak Commission for UNESCO.

Antonia Schmidlin, HISTORIA | Photo: Daniel Steiner
Antonia Schmidlin, HISTORIA | Photo: Daniel Steiner

For the first time in the Swiss history competition, works in five different languages were submitted in the current competition on the topic "Youth on the Move". Reason enough for Antonia Schmidlin of the management team to present her perspective on linguistic diversity at the award ceremony on 18 May 2019 in Zurich.

German History Competion certificate 2019
German History Competion certificate 2019

About 5,600 pupils conducted research in the current German History Competition entitled “Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning”. The Körber Foundation received a total of 1,992 contributions from teams and individuals. This constitutes the highest number of entries since 1993.

Organisers of the Italian History Competition 2019 | Photo: Fondazione per la Scuola della Compagnia di San Paolo
Organisers of the Italian History Competition 2019 | Photo: Fondazione per la Scuola della Compagnia di San Paolo

The award ceremony  of the Italian history competition took place on May 31, 2019 at the Fondazione per la Scuola della Compagnia di San Paolo which has been organising the competition since 2004. The topic of the 2018/19 edition was "Transitions: The Two Post-War Eras of the 20th Century”.

Latvian Award Ceremony at the House of the Riga Latvian Society | Photo: The Chancery of the President of Latvia/Gatis Bergmanis
Latvian Award Ceremony at the House of the Riga Latvian Society | Photo: The Chancery of the President of Latvia/Gatis Bergmanis

On 25 May 2019, the President of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis, awarded the winners and their tutors of the Latvian History Competition in the grand House of the Riga Latvian Society. More than 130 pupils, their relatives, teachers and tutors from all over the country took part in the magnificent ceremony.

Coordinators, winner, finalists and EUSTORY representative at the 2019 Irish Award Ceremony | Photo: Aengus McMahon Photography
Coordinators, winner, finalists and EUSTORY representative at the 2019 Irish Award Ceremony | Photo: Aengus McMahon Photography

22 May 2019 was the day of the finals for the Irish History Competition organised by “Breaking the SEAL” (BTS). The occasion was incorporated in the 20 Year Celebration of the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)’s Access Centre. The Centre aims at providing support to students coming from non-tradition routes to access third level education. BTS is one such programme.

Swiss History Competition winners and tutor 2019 | Photo: Daniel Steiner
Swiss History Competition winners and tutor 2019 | Photo: Daniel Steiner

The ninth award ceremony of the Swiss National History Competition took place on 18 May 2019 at the National Museum in Zurich. Due to the high standard of the submissions, the jury decided to award three first, second and third prizes this year.