Tirana, 23 October 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
The creative contest for young people “Born in the ‘90s: Explore the past, create the future” successfully crowned today ten winners in the categories: Essay and literature and figurative arts.
The contest which started in June, was initiated by the Institute for Democracy, Media and Culture (IDMC) with the support of the German Embassy and Ministry of Social Affairs and Youth.
The contest awoke much interest not only among young people who live in Albania, but also those who today live and study in Germany, USA, Turkey, etc.
Jonidal Godole, head of IDMC, says that the contest achieved its scope, by encouraging over 200 Albanian young people, born in the 1990s to reflect on the former communist part, this very difficult topic and reflected very little amid the Albanian society through creative means.
Deputy Minister of Social Affairs and Youth, Gentiana Sula, says that these are projects that encourage young people to reflect on the past and the present of the country.
German ambassador, Helmut Hoffman, stressed the importance and necessity of such projects in Albania, where through creativity, young people reflect on the past. He assures that Germany will continue to contribute for such project, by offering similar German experiences.
The special award was won by Esmerina Zalli with the essay named “Without a title…”.
Three awards were given for the essay and literature category: the first place went to Diana Marku with the essay “A land without owner?!”, the second place went to Florian Lekaj with the narration “Wait for me, I’m coming…”; the third place went to Mimoza Habliaj with the essay written in the English language “To know the future you must look at the past and live the present”.
Three awards were also given for the category of Figurative Arts: the first place went to Francesko Dinaj with his work called “Post modernism”; the second place went to Elvis Mehmeti with “Metamorphosis”; the third place went to Suela Qemalli with “Communism as I know it!”.
Three awards were given in the multimedia category: the first place went to Ermelinda Lupi with her work “Contrast”, the second place went to Klaidi Marku with “The screen”; the third place went to Xhesika Ramaj with her work “Multimedia title”.
The jury consisted of professionals from the domain of art, multimedia, film, photography, esthetics and literature (Persida Asllani, Fatos Lubonja, Ardian Isufi, Eol Çashku, Bevis Fusha dhe Eno Popi).
The awards were given after the jury deliberated based on the originality and novelty in multimedia, special language and deep reflection on the chosen topic in essays and literature and the deep message and achievement in figurative arts. /ibna/