We are glad to announce the winners of the No Hate Speech Movement photo competition as part of today’s Action Day against Islamophobia and Religious Intolerance!
We received many great and inspiring pictures and we were especially delighted that every single contestant decided to write an explanation text in addition to the photo.
Our jury, which consisted of a professional photographer, artists, No Hate Speech Movement activists and people working for religious tolerance reached their decisions unanimously, but only after serious deliberations and discussions. They drew up an individual statement in respect of each of the winning photos.
Thank you all very much for your participation and congratulations to the winners!
All participants will soon be receiving an e-mail concerning prizes, the certificate and the T-shirt.
Vahan Kirakosyan: This photograph conveyed a strong message, we appreciated the explanation of the Islamic religion in the text which accompanies the photograph and the photograph demonstrated the text well.
Jarmiła Rybicka: This photograph is a very creative and bold work. It is striking as an image and carries a strong message.
Congratulations to the winners of the first prize for a €300 gift voucher and a participation in an activity at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg or Budapest!
Mariya Stancheva: The photograph is highly creative. We also appreciated its strong links to the No Hate Speech Movement’s messages.
João Marcelino: This photograph is a very powerful and innovative image. It is also of high quality and shows creativity.
Ljiljana Žegrec: This photograph is full of wonderful atmosphere. It also has a very strong message, especially when combined with the accompanying text.
Paulina Olechowska: We particularly appreciated the personal experience demonstrated in this photograph and its message.
Congratulations to the winners of the second prize for a participation in an activity at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg or Budapest!
Seldjan Dervish: A highly symbolic photograph, conveying a strong message.
Iman Krnjic: We appreciated the aspect of this photograph which seeks to show and explain the religion of Islam.
Jethro Dimeo: This photograph conveyed a very strong message. It was also highly creative and of a very good quality.
Nvard Minasyan: We appreciated the colours, quality and atmosphere of this photograph, and the message in the accompanying text supports religious tolerance.
Congratulations to the winners of the third prize for a Council of Europe journalist set!
No discretionary nominations were made in this category.
Sanel Tufekcic: This haunting image conveyed a harrowing and instructive message.
Mhamad Majeed: We thought this was a very brave photograph to take and that it is highly topical to our world today and to the message of 21 September.
Kristina Stoewe: A wonderfully natural photograph with a strong message.
Elena Skalovskaia: We appreciated the vibrant colours, the natural character and good composition of the photograph and the simple but effective message.
Lutza Elek: We really like the idea of this photograph and thought it conveyed a good message for 21 September and religious tolerance.
Congratulations to the winners of the discretionary nominations for a Council of Europe watch desigend by Tomi Ungerer!