[08.01.2008] The winners of Valmiera 2nd photo contest awarded
On Friday, the 4th of January in Valmiera Culture Centre, alongside with the opening of an exhibition, the winners of Valmiera 2nd photo contest were awarded
The first place was awarded no Nils Smelters with his photo "Sauna", where the public sauna of Valmiera is shown. The 2nd place - Mihails Ignats with photo "Dzelzītis", which shows the bridge from the top. The 3rd place was awarded to Uģis Brālēns and picture "Centre", where the historical Rīga gates are shown together with the city square.
Ilze Liepa, the head of Valmiera tourism information centre admitted that the pictures will be used for various materials, which promote the city of Valmiera. The first material is already published - the calendar 2008 of Valmiera, which was also given to all contestants. Probably the most notable material, where the photos are used, is the Valmiera city anniversary edition photo album, celebrating 725 years for Valmiera.
Everyone can get acquainted with more than 40 photos of the Valmiera 2nd photo contest in Valmiera Culture Centre till the end of the January.
Alltogether there were 206 photographies received from 15 different authors. According to the regulations, anyone could submit up to 30 photos. The photos were supposed to show Valmiera and social activities in it (including people and the guests of Valmiera).
The jury consisted of special comitee, lead by the head of municipality Māris Heinols. The winners received gratuities.