Written by Lt Cdr Adrian Kirk RN
The award ceremony was held in EUFOR’s base at Camp Butmir, Sarajevo, on Thursday 17th May, and was attended by many local and international dignitaries as well as families and friends of those receiving the awards. Major General Robert Brieger, Commander of EUFOR, praised the winners and highlighted the incredibly high standard of art work, projects and essays submitted in this year’s competition which saw over 2800 entries from 260 schools and universities.
Schools’ awards were in three categories; Primary (aged 6-9), Primary (aged 10-15) and High (aged 15-18). The top five (aged 6-9) and six (aged 10-15) Primary school entries received individual prizes ranging from MP3 players to laptop computers. The top ten High school entries won group trips to Austria, Slovenia and Hungary whilst a further three groups will be VIP guests at the Sarajevo Film Festival. For the university Students, the top 15 individuals will join together for a trip to Switzerland.
General Brieger acknowledged the generous contribution of the competition prizes from many donors including foreign nations, embassies, and local businesses.
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