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26 November 2018

Time to vote!

Voting time!

Deadline to cast your votes for the “People’s choice” and “Public vote” categories: 3 December 2018.

Help us pick the winners of the “Go Wild! Stay cultured” Photo Contest!

An image might not only be worth a thousand words, but also a thousand clicks. And thus, the time has finally come to cast your vote and help us pick up the winners of the “Go wild! Stay cultured” Photo Contest for the “Public vote” and “People’s choice” categories.

After having received hundreds of applications during the period of submissions, a total 103 photos of Natura2000 sites — which merge nature and culture — have been shortlisted and are ready to meet your eyes. And judgement.

Public Vote Winner

To help us choose the winner of the “Public vote” category, go to the “Go wild! Stay Cultured” photo album on our Facebook page and like your 3 favourite photos which combine nature and culture within a Natura2000 site. The winner will receive a prize comprising of a 3 nights-stay and horse-riding tour for 3 people with the NGO BROZ in the camping Velký Lél, Danube island, in Zlatná na Ostrove, Slovakia. The deadline to cast your vote is Monday 3 December 2018, 15:00 CET.

People’s Choice Winner

To help us choose the winner of the “People’s Choice” category, go to the “Go wild! Stay cultured” Instagram account and like your favourite photo which combines nature and culture within a Natura2000 site. The winner will receive a prize comprising of The Eluxe Magazine Box for one person — a copy of the book Style and Trashion, 3 issues of Eluxe Magazine, and a hair package from Saachs Organics. The deadline to cast your vote is Monday 3 December 2018, 15:00 CET.

Jury Prize Winners

Out of the 103 shortlisted photographs, CEEweb’s selection panel has chosen a set of 30 photos — based on the selection criteria — as finalists. Three jury members will grade each photo with a maximum of 50 points for each criterion. Three winners will be selected and will be awarded the following:

  • Jury Prize – First place: 2 Interrail Global Passes for 10 days within 1 month.
  • Jury Prize – Second place: 2 nights-stay in the “Instants d’Absolu” Ecolodge & Spa, Regional Natural Park of Auvergne Volcanoes, France, for 2 people and with free access to the spa.  Available throughout January to March 2019, excluding Saturdays.
  • Jury winner – Third place: 3 nights-stay and horse-riding tour for 3 people with the NGO BROZ Slovakia in the camping Velký Lél, Danube island, in Zlatná na Ostrove, Slovakia.

Sponsors

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BROZ – Regional Association for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development

From 1997, BROZ focuses on practical nature conservation in the region of South-Western Slovakia. The activities include Danube river restoration, conservation of floodplain meadows, restoration of traditional management of pollard willows, mowing, grazing of cattle and reed cutting. Many of these activities are implemented on the largest preserved Danube island “Veľký Lél”.

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Eluxe Magazine

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