Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Invited as a jury member to Berlin!

As part of the "Gründerwoche Deutschland" conducted by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology there was again a photo contest this year, that is part of the "Global Entrepreneurship Week" (a global week of action for the promotion of entrepreneurship and business start-up) which takes place from the 12th to the 18th of November 2012.

The German preliminary round, which winning entries automatically participate in the international competition (organized by the University of Wismar), was conducted by the RKW Kompetenz Zentrum.

official poster - source: www.gruenderwoche.de

Title of the photo contest 2012: The Power of Imagination

The goal was to show in the photos and a brief accompanying text , what challenges and opportunities are part of entrepreneurial ideas. Young people aged 14 to 30 years from all over the world were able to participate.

The jury - session to dfind the Germans winner-photos took place of the 18th of September 2012 at the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in Berlin, to which I (Nina Hüttmann - Junge Fotografie) was officially invited as a jury-member.

the day of the jury meeting

An interesting task, since I also started as an entrepreneurs, almost 8 years ago now, driven by the love for photography and full of anticipation to bring "Junge Fotografie" into life. So I know from personal experience what the path to professional independence means and what is all connected to it, as well as that it's not always easy. Many planning tasks have to be done, risks and costs have to be estimated and especially sometimes patience has to be practiced. But at the end there is the dream of owning your own business or work as a freelancer for which it is worth fighting for, minor setbacks are of course included. ;o)

The winners will be announced at the "Global Entrepreneurship Week", and receive their prizes, which are gift vouchers (1000, - € 500, - and € 250, - € in the German national final)  and cameras (of different price categories in the international competition).

I wish all participants the best of luck and sincerely congratulate the winners! --> More about the awards show HERE!

Nina Hüttmann - Junge Fotografie

(Member of the German jury of the photo contest "The Power of Imagination")