​Green Balkans and colleagues from the “Natura 2000 in Bulgaria - New Horizons” project awarded the winners from the "WILD CHESTNUT" competition for GREEN journalism

On Sunday, at an official ceremony, the finalists in the five categories - TV, radio, print media, online publication and blog in the "WILD CHESTNUT" National competition for GREEN journalism were awarded with the special “Wild chestnut” plaque.

The aim of the competition is to reward journalists who have contributed to the coverage of topics about nature, Natura 2000, protected species and protected areas.

And here are the winners:

TV category:
Ladislav Tsvetkov, BTV

Radio category:
Dorothea Nikolova, Rumen Sarandev, BNR Varna

Print media category:
Radina Ivanova, Bg Fermer

Online media category:
Genka Shikerova, Free Europe

Blog / Vlog Category:
Andy's studio

Congratulations to the winners and to all finalists!

As an acknowledgement of their work - all 15 finalists will receive a framed certificate for their participation in the competition!

We would like to once again underline the fact that the idea of the competition is to promote the contribution of all nominees, whether they are among the finalists or winners. Our cause is one - nature conservation and we will be happy to have the opportunity to work together for it in the future. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

The ceremony was held through the Zoom platform, and at the same time was broadcast live on our Facebook page at the link: https://www.facebook.com/ZeleniBalkani/videos/747012165902215

You can also use the link on You Tube.

More information about the competition can be found here.

We would like to once again thank all citizens who nominated journalists, as well as the journalists themselves for their active participation!

We’d also like to thank Krum Sirakov and Hristo Nikolov for the photos!

Additional information:
Elena Stoeva - project manager, mobile phone +359887574699, e-mail: etilova@greenbalkans.org
Aneliya Pavlova - coordinator, mobile phone +359899269576, e-mail:

The competition is part of:
Green Balkans
Hobby Tv
Natura 2000