​The "WILD CHESTNUT" National competition for GREEN journalism Online awards ceremony

On Sunday (December 6) at 4 pm through the Zoom platform and online through our Facebook page, we will hold the official award ceremony for the winners of the "WILD CHESTNUT" competition for GREEN journalism.

The aim of the "Wild Chestnut" competition for GREEN journalism is to reward journalists with contribution to the coverage of topics about nature, Natura 2000, protected species and protected areas. The competition is divided into 5 categories:
• television
• radio
• print media
• online media
• blog

In October and November, we received over 47 forms, both from citizens who recognize the work of journalists and from journalists, working in the fields of nature, Natura 2000 and biodiversity.

The original authors’ materials were evaluated by an expert jury – the "Natura 2000 in Bulgaria - New Horizons" project team - Aneliya Pavlova, Green Balkans coordinator, Anushka Eneva - Bg Top Music (Hobby TV), Marinela Velichkova - Coordinator Darik Radio (program coordinator of Darik Radio), Lyubomir Vassilev - Economedia Coordinator (Executive Director and Chairman of the Management Board of Capital Foundation).

A few weeks ago we announced the names of the three finalists in each category

Here is their distribution in the order of nomination:
TV category:
Ladislav Tsvetkov, BTV; Nikolay Vasilkovski, Nova TV; Tatyana Yordanova, BNT.

Radio category:
Lora Tarkoleva, BNR Horizont; Dorotheya Nikolova, Rumen Sarandev, BNR Varna; Olya Stoyanova, BNR Hristo Botev.

Print media category:
Radina Ivanova, Bg Fermer; Lilia Lozanova, Agro Vestnik; Ivo Yordanov, Severozapad Dnes.

Online media category:
Victoriya Simeonova, Gospodari.bg; Elitsa Simeonova, Free Europe; Genka Shikerova, Free Europe.

Blog Category * (includes blogs and vlog):
Tatyana Garkavaya; Dario Dionisiy; Andy studio

We’d like to thank all citizens and journalists who filled in the nomination form for their participation.

On Sunday, one of the three finalists will be awarded in their respective category with the unique, specially created for the competition – “Wild chestnut” plaque.

Everyone is welcome to join the online ceremony via Zoom on the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86805342532

Or follow our posts for the Facebook event on the Green Balkans Facebook page.

The planned award – a special “wild” experience, for the 15 finalists will be postponed to 2021. We wanted the finalists to get acquainted with the activities for protection of the target species under the "Natura 2000 in Bulgaria - New Horizons" project. Due to the current situation, the planned experience and direct participation in the conservation activities of Green Balkans in the "Vrachanski Balkan" protected area, part of the Natura 2000 network, is postponed to August 2021. This way, we hope to have the opportunity to make it happen together!

We’d like to thank Krum Sirakov 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: apavlova@greenbalkans.org

The competition is part of :

Green Balkans
Hobby Tv
Natura 2000