Award Ceremony of the 10th Czech History Competition

Ten Czech prize winners | Photo: Moderní Dejiny
Ten Czech prize winners | Moderní Dejiny

On Tuesday, April the 18th 2017, ten prize-winners of the annual Czech History Competition received their prizes at the award ceremony that took place at Prague city hall. Many partners and co-operating organisations of the competition attended the event. The Czech Lion Award-Holder, actor Ondřej Malý and the director of the Technical Institute for Research on Totilitarism, Zdeněk Hazdra, honoured the successful students. He remembered being among the EUSTORY students in the very first competition that was carried out in the Czech Republic and wished the young researchers success in their future work and studies.

The ceremonial morning was opened by Paul Ryjáček (USTR) and acting mayor of Prague, Vladislavě Hujové. Afterwards, historian and director of the technical institute for research on totilitarism, Zdeněk Hazdra had the floor. Prizes were then awarded to Markéta Šteklová from the Sokolov secondary school and the Regional Training Center and her tutor Vladimír Bružeňák. Besides the main prizes, Kristýna Vyhnalíková from Brno was honored with the prize for the best literary work.

The authors of the best three works selected won an iPhone and an annual subscription of the journal “Respect” (1st Prize), an annual digital subscription of the journal “Respect” (2nd and 3rd prize) and several book prizes. The winners of the fourth and fifth place received two tickets for the festival “Colours of Ostrava” and travel vouchers for the Czech Republic. Furthermore, prize winners had the chance to apply for a place in the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2017 that will take place in Berlin in October and will gather more than 100 young Europeans.

The Institute of Contemporary History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has been organising the Czech History Competition for the last six years.

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