LoCloud Competition

A big thank you to all of those of you who entered the LoCloud Competition!

The international competition invited students, curators and others to explore their local history through Europeana and share their story in the My Local Heritage competition.

The mission was to find images, texts, film and sound from the archives on www.europeana.eu and relate these to a story about a place and its people.  We received many highly enjoyable entries from across Europe.  An international jury consisting of Vilde Ronge, the Assistant Director at Riksarkivet/the National Archives of Norway, Milena Popova of Europeana and Kate Fernie of 2Culture Associates, chose a winner and a runner-up in the competition.  

LoCloud is holding a conference in Amersfoort, the Netherlands on 5th February 2016, during which we will showcase the competition entries and award prizes to the winners. 

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And the winner is...

Maribor in the past and today

Slovenia

Mihael Muršec. a second grade high school student from Slovenia, was placed first with his video entry: Maribor in the past and today.   “I've been interested on multimedia since the primary school” says Mihael Muršec.  “I'm a member of the school computer club in II High school, Maribor.  I directed and mounted the video that was recorded by the other members of the club: Sven Pušnik, Patrik Rek, Nejc-Filip Svenšek”.

The jury’s motivation

Mihael Muršec’s video is a lively exploration of the town of Maribor then and now. There’s a nice mixture of modern images and videos, with the inclusion of screen captures of searches on Europeana showing how the archives were discovered.  The video shows how the town has changed and also how some aspects of people’s lives continue from the past to today.The final sequence compares footage of modern sports/adventure activities to archive images of skiing and other sports about the town giving a strong impression of life in the town then and now.

Congratulations!

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... and the runner up is

The Extraordinary Adventures of Private Nistor

Romania

Bogdan Stanciu, an experienced, award-winning journalist and non-fiction author based in Cluj-Napoca in Romania, was placed second with his blog post: The Extraordinary Adventures of Private Nestor.

This is the story of a Romanian artilleryman in the Great War, who came to fight against the Japanese, for defending a German colony in nowadays China. Private Nistor took part in the first battles between a plane and a boat, was taken prisoner by the Japanese and wrote a diary with all his adventures, which is now available online. The blog-post uses and cites Europeana as a primary source for text and photos, completing the story with views expressed by various historians and warfare experts.

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Click on the images below to view the competition entries.

Bulgaria
Explore your local history through Europeana
Bulgaria
Varna Beneath My Shoes
Croatia
AZ Croatian Glagolitic Murals
Croatia
This is my Cultural Heritage
Denmark
Copenhagen - Do you know your local history?
Denmark
Time has told me
Hungary
This Place is COOL!
Ireland
Culture & Heritage in County Meath
Ireland
Glascarraig Motte and Bailey Historical Survey
Italy
Mein Freund-Kamerad/Il mio nemico-amico
Italy
Reading the past...
Lithuania
Europeana - virtual to reality
Romania A Flash Back in History
Romania A walk in ... time
Romania Cluj and Its Monuments
Romania Europeana@Pinterest by Delia Chira
Romania Let's make them aware
Romania Moșteirea mea locală: Mediaș
Romania Rediscovering Cluj
Serbia
Echoes of Memories
Serbia
Greetings from Despotovac
Serbia
Kraljevo in Motion
Serbia
Moj grad Kraljevo
Serbia
The Sights of Oreskovica
Serbia
Uncle Isa`s School
Slovenia
Europeana - knowledge in your hands
Spain
Catedral de Zamora
Spain
Cathedral of our lady of the Pilar
Spain
Leyendo en mis rincones favoritos de Barañain
Spain
Los viajes de Santiago
Spain
Monuments of Zaragoza
Spain
Sites of Zaragoza
Spain
Time Limitation
Spain
Z Confidential
UK A Glimpse of Victorian York