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Cyprus wins first European prize for poster competition May 19, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts Events Cyprus.

But then today I was quite happy to learn that Cyprus won the first European prize for poster competition!

Cyprus has won first prize in a competition for the best European poster on children’s rights in the EU, in the 10 – 14 year age group, the Cyprus News Agency reported.

Around 2,237 teams from all over Europe participated at the competition.

A ceremony took place in Brussels on Thursday, where the European Commission Vice President Franco Frattini presented a certificate to each participating team.

The best posters will be displayed on the websites of the Commission’s Representations in the various EU countries and on the Europa server www.europa.eu. They will also be used in future European children’s rights promotion campaigns.

The Commission will develop a strategy for promoting and protecting children’s rights in all of its policies, both internal and external, as from June 2006.

In the 10 – 14 age group, the first prize was given to the Cypriot team, the second to the Lithuanian and the third to the Maltese. In the 15 – 18 age group, Slovakia won the first prize, Denmark the second and Italy the third.

Presenting the certificates to the participants, Commissioner Frattini expressed his impression by the interests shown in the subject and said “it is to all these young people who have given substantive shape to their ideas on children’s rights and to their expectations regarding them that I extend my thanks and my congratulations.” 

Cyprus is doing great, even if not qualified for the Eurovision song festival’s finals! Go Cyprus, go!

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