EU awards three young winners of the 2023 EU Photo Competition

EU awards three young winners of the 2023 EU Photo Competition

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DILI, 14 september 2023 ( TATOLI)-The European Union ( EU) announces monetary awards for three young Timorese in the 2023 EU Photo Competition, dedicated to Skills and Crafts – The Role of Timorese Women.

The 2023 EU Photo Competition was a first-time competition organized by the EU in Timor-Leste, marked the European Year of Skills, and, at the same time, demonstrated the role and importance of women in the transfer of knowledge, to give continuity to local traditions and craft.

The competition was participated by 16 young Timorese, composed of 8 females and 8 males who submitted their photos demonstrating the role of women in the transfer of knowledge and skills craft.

The participants were required to submit their photos following the criteria of the competition including the appropriateness of the work to the subject proposed; the aesthetic quality of the work; the author’s creativity and their originality. The pictures were then shared on social media, for the public to vote on their favourite.

The winner will be selected by the European Union based on the public online voting through the Facebook and Instagram accounts of the European Union in Timor-Leste:” The public had the final decision on the three best pictures”

Following the criteria of the competitions, the first winner of the best photo is awarded to Antonio Henrique Celestino Perreira, with a cash award of 250 USD, the second winner Nofinda Maia with a cash price of 200 USD, and the third winner Emilia Oliveira Moniz received 150USD.

Ambassador of the European Union, Marc Friedrich, stated: “This initiative was a way to interact with you around values that are dear to the European Union, such as human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, rule of law, and human rights.”

“These are universal values but that doesn’t mean that they mean the same thing everywhere in the world. Photos can be one way of pin-pointing our cultural identity: they can tell us something about the customs, practices, languages, values, and world views of social groups. In this case, groups of Timor-Leste, linked by common craft practices.”



Journalist: Camilo de Sousa
Editor: Nelia B.


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