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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 (, 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:




School, City


Alles Gute

Darina N.

Sacre Coeur, Wien


Non stop euro

Ellen B.

Sint-Jozefsinstituut, Oostende


An Evolution of a Revolution

Philonas D.

Heritage Private School, Limassol


The world of euro

Vilma V.

Keravanjoen koulu, Kerava


Envolons-nous avec l’Euro

Pauline P.

College Les Bruyeres, Valentigney


Blühendes Europa

Laura S.

Max-Ulrich-von-Drechsel-Realschule, Regenstauf


To Parti Genethlion Tou Euro!!

Artemis V.

Pedagogiki Private Elementary School, Pireus


Euro: To the Future and Beyond

Ricky M.

Kenmare Boys NS., Kenmare, Co. Kerry


L’unione fa la moneta

Walter C.

I.C.S.M.Buonarroti, Palermo


A Decade of Security and Shelter

Jonathan Y

Sacred Heart Seminary , Victoria, Gozo

The Netherlands

Euro swims on

Frederieke M.

Christelijk Lyceum Zeist, Zeist



João A.

Escola Básica 2, 3 Grão Vasco, Viseu


Moderné euro

Viktória Š.

SZUŠ Dotyk, Ružomberok


Evro praznuje

Nejc K.

OŠ Davorina Jenka, Cerklje na Gorenjskem



Georgina G.

Escola Marillac, Barcelona

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