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Celebrating the euro: the winning eurocompetition posters

Over 1800 participants entered the competition, which required them to use their creativity to design a poster on the benefits and the future of the common currency.

Article created on 05.02.2009

“Fresh, young and original” is how the jury described the work of Slovakian Viktória Š., the winner of the Eurocompetition (www.eurocompetition.net), a poster competition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the euro.

Schoolchildren aged 10 to 14 years old from the euro area countries were invited to participate in the Eurocompetition, which was organised by the European Commission. Out of the 1892 entries received by the closing date of 31 December 2008, a group of teachers from across the euro area made a pre-selection of three posters per country. The final jury then selected 15 national winners and one overall winner.

The posters cover a multitude of ideas and are full of creativity. The winning entry, “Moderné Euro”, created by Viktória Š., depicts a young woman wearing a party dress made of euro coins and notes. As the young artist points out:

“The euro is for all generations and all occasions. This is a dress to celebrate the euro with young people.”

Because of the high quality of their submissions, the jury decided to give a special mention to two finalists: Frederieke M. from the Netherlands with her poster “Euro swims on” and Georgina G. from Spain with her “union-estabilidad-fuerza”.

The national winners will receive a digital camera. The overall winner will be invited to Brussels where her poster will be presented at a press event in the presence of Mr Joaquín Almunia, the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs.

The 15 national winners are:

Country

Title

Student

School, City

Austria

Alles Gute

Darina N.

Sacre Coeur, Wien

Belgium

Non stop euro

Ellen B.

Sint-Jozefsinstituut, Oostende

Cyprus

An Evolution of a Revolution

Philonas D.

Heritage Private School, Limassol

Finland

The world of euro

Vilma V.

Keravanjoen koulu, Kerava

France

Envolons-nous avec l’Euro

Pauline P.

College Les Bruyeres, Valentigney

Germany

Blühendes Europa

Laura S.

Max-Ulrich-von-Drechsel-Realschule, Regenstauf

Greece

To Parti Genethlion Tou Euro!!

Artemis V.

Pedagogiki Private Elementary School, Pireus

Ireland

Euro: To the Future and Beyond

Ricky M.

Kenmare Boys NS., Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Italy

L’unione fa la moneta

Walter C.

I.C.S.M.Buonarroti, Palermo

Malta

A Decade of Security and Shelter

Jonathan Y

Sacred Heart Seminary , Victoria, Gozo

The Netherlands

Euro swims on

Frederieke M.

Christelijk Lyceum Zeist, Zeist

Portugal

Coin-gratulations

João A.

Escola Básica 2, 3 Grão Vasco, Viseu

Slovakia

Moderné euro

Viktória Š.

SZUŠ Dotyk, Ružomberok

Slovenia

Evro praznuje

Nejc K.

OŠ Davorina Jenka, Cerklje na Gorenjskem

Spain

union-estabilidad-fuerza

Georgina G.

Escola Marillac, Barcelona

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