September 12, 2016
The Winners of the #EUInMyRegion blogging competition are Andrea González González (Spain), Clarissa Hirst (Sweden) and Janusz Mizerny (Poland).
After combining the three Judges’ scores (see what they looked for) with figures from website traffic and social analytics, the results are in:
- Janusz Mizerny, a Polish blogger at Green Projects, came first with Biogas buses are the green solution for cities (pictured above). This was the judges’ top pick and did reasonably well in terms of traffic.
The other two winners were close behind, with almost identical scores:
- Clarissa Hirst (Sweden): Playing with Russia in the Baltic Sea Sandpit: Challenges and Opportunities was also very popular with the Judges, and did well on social
- Andrea González González (Spain): her The Cabárceno Natural Park, one of the first actions financed with European funds in Cantabria! was one of the first entries published, and did particularly well in terms of both traffic and social.
As set out in at the end of June, all three have now been invited to Brussels for the European Week of Regions and Cities (10 – 13 October), where they’ll join the media programme as accredited journalists.
They will post from the conference, with their posts translated and republished here. Watch this space (or that one on Twitter, or that other one on Facebook). Moreover, both Andrea and Janusz have agreed to ‘represent’ one of the other bloggers at the event, by asking questions on their behalf.
Finally, I’d like to also highlight three Honourable Mentions, who came very close behind our three winners:
- Fabiana Zeppieri (Italy) for 7 things I learnt about Social Innovation (in Italy)
- Nelly Miteva (Bulgaria) for Village of Koshnitsa, Dyadova River and the spring of the Arda River
- Sarah Connors (UK) for GeoPolicy: 8 science-based projects improving regions in the EU
My thanks to all the bloggers who participated in this pilot project.