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The winners in the photocontest Nature 2000 are already known

11/27/2012

Bulgarian photographers won the public awards for both categories

The contest organised by CEEWeb, BBF and partners to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Habitats Directive has been ended. It's time for awards! We, the BBF team are extremely happy by the fact that Bulgarians won the online voting in both categories. Atanas Grozdanov with his photo Good Morning Madjarovo and Jordan Hristov with his photo Ecosystem doctor won the sympathy of the public. Atanas Grozdanov won in Natura 2000 species and habitats – our natural heritage to guard Category and Jordan Hristov won in Ecosystem services from the Natura 2000 network are the key for our survival Category.

The jury also announced their favourites after long and continuous arguments. Category winner of Natura 2000 species and habitats – our natural heritage to guard is Riccardo Oggioni with his photo Young Capra Ibrex jumping across the creek during snowfall. He will get our exciting reward three full-day-stay in the breath-taking Bulgarian Western Rhodope (protected in the Natura 2000 sites Trigrad-Mursalitza and Rodopi-Zapadni) with a local photographer guide where he will be able to admire the beauty of this unforgetable place and also to make pictures of numerous wild animals and plant species such as Balkan chamois, brown bear, capercaillie, wallcreeper, three-toed woodpecker, mountain Apollo butterfly, orchids, and other special creatures.

Almost as interesting experience will have the category winner in Ecosystem services from the Natura 2000 network are the key for our survival Category József Kirják. For his remarkable photography The enchanted flock he won a day in the famous – UNESCO world Heritage Site – Hortobágy National Park and Bird Park with a highly experienced local guide where he can explore the picturesque “puszta” and other magnificent features what the park can offer.

All the selected photos will be screened during the II. International Green-Go Short Film Festival (see more information about the contest here) in a movie theatre in Budapest, Hunngary. The public awards winners will win dedicated conservation and nature album.

We want to thank to all for your participation and voting in our contest. You can follow the comming ceremony and see all the participants in the photo contest at: http://www.ceeweb.org/news-events/photo-gallery/