Winners of the Young European Heritage Makers Competition selected
The European Commission announced the 2021 winners of the Young European Heritage Makers under the joint action European Heritage Days.
From 1 September to 10 November 2021 young Europeans from 9 participating countries expressed their vision of heritage through more than 60 testimonies.
Young European Heritage Makers Competition
The competition invites children and high schoolers to explore their surroundings, learn about their local tangible and intangible cultural heritage and share a story of Europe. This initiative enhances young people’s understanding of the concept of heritage and its relevance for local communities.
The 2021 edition of the competition brought together participants from 9 countries:
These are the winners
After a first selection at national level in 2 age categories, the national winners were evaluated by a European panel of judges.
In 2021, 11 European winners have been awarded in based on the relevance, quality and creativity of their heritage-awareness raising projects.
Age category 6-11 years old
Penkule Parish Researchers (Latvia) Penkules pagasta pētnieki (Penkule Parish Researchers)
The Mäntylä preschoolers visions of their cultural heritage (Finland) Mäntylän ryhmän eskarilaisten näkemyksiä omasta kulttuuriperinnöstään
Pupils of the Primary school subsidiary in Vrtovin discover the cultural heritage of their village (Slovenia) Pupils of the Primary School Subsidiary in Vrtovin discover the cultural heritage of their village
And now what? (Spain)
Visiting Kula Redzepagica museum (Montenegro)
Age category 11-17 years old
Apple (Slovenia) Jabolko
Chernikiv is European city without barriers and borders in time and space (Ukraine) Чернігів – європейське місто без бар’єрів та кордонів у часі та просторі
Brigene Manor (Latvia) Briģenes muiža - Kultūras mantojums
Memories Movie (Montenegro)
The family of a reindeer herder from the village of Kazim (Russia) Портрет семьи оленевода из поселка Казым
The Latin Alphabet - Latinalaiset aakkoset (Finland)
The winners were invited to participate at an online event on 9 December.
The European Heritage Days (EHD) are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural events shared by people living in Europe. With up to 70 000 events organized every year in the 50 European States signatory to the European Cultural Convention and attracting up to 30 million visitors.