Ministry of Tourism gives awards to participants in the My EDEN Destination in Bulgaria competition

09 September 2016

The Ministry of Tourism gave awards to participants in the My EDEN Destination in Bulgaria child painting competition, which was held as part of the implementation of the project entitled Communication Campaign to Promote Bulgarian EDEN Destinations – Second Edition, as funded by the COSME 2014 -2020 program of the European Commission.

The best paintings were ranked using two parallel, separate methods – online voting in Facebook and evaluation by an expanded jury comprising representatives of the project implementation team, representatives of EDEN destinations in Bulgaria, and 1 representative of the National Association for Child- and Youth Tourism.

The authors of the 6 winning paintings in the competition are:

First place: 

  • Jury-ranked – Painting 14 - Alexandra Hristova Atanasova, 13, destination - Belogradchik;​
  • Facebook voting – Painting 15 - Ivayla Georgieva Petrova, 12, destination - Kardzhali;

Second place:

  • Jury-ranked – Painting 6 - Kaloyan Ilkov Hadzhistoychev, 8, destination - Kyustendil;
  • Facebook voting – Painting 26 - Stanimira Nikolova Mertekchiiska, 14, destination Sapareva Banya;

Third place:

  • Jury-ranked – Painting 19 - Vyara IVaylova Stoyanova, 7, destination – Silistra;
  • Facebook voting – Painting 30 - Alexander Yanev Kamenarov, 11, destination – Sandanski

More than 40 paintings of children aged 7 - 14 from across the country took part in the competition, with the initiative’s aim being to draw attention to “child” perceptions of the landmarks and attractions located within the EDEN destinations in Bulgaria (Silistra, Lukovit, Sandanski, Kyustendil, Belogradchik, Belitsa, Sapareva Banya, Kavarna, Vratsa, Strandzha, Kazanlak, and Kardzhali). The rewarded paintings will be incorporated in the advertising souvenirs (cards and magnets) envisaged under the project, which will be disseminated in the country and abroad.

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