-Vinyl 2010 Announces Winners of Second Sustainable Development Essay Competition

The winners of the second Vinyl 2010 Essay Competition have been announced, following the detailed deliberations of the two judging panels. Prizes have been awarded to the three top contestants from across Europe, in addition to the best global level entry. A special Industry prize has also been added to this year’s prizes.

The winning essays, as well as the 35 runners-up, can be read on the competition website: www.vinyl2010essaycompetition.org . Visitors are encouraged to give their views and engage in dialogue with the other 200 authors. To date over 200 comments have been made.

The competition has exceeded the expectations of all the team at Vinyl 2010 considerably. Speaking as the independent Judging Panel meeting drew to a close and this year’s winners were announced, General Manager of Vinyl 2010, Jean-Pierre De Grève, commented: “The interest shown by so many contestants in this year’s competition is simply overwhelming. We are delighted to see the willingness of this age group to offer solutions to some of the biggest issues facing society today. This is the second such contest that Vinyl 2010 has organised and judging by participatory levels this year, we certainly see the value of continuing to offer young people a platform to air their view on this important subject in the future”

Chair of this year’s Judging Panel, Nadine Gouzée, said: “The Vinyl 2010 Essay Competition is a great forum for a vital and creative debate on how society needs to address these crucial issues. It is inspiring to see how engaged and enthusiastic the young people can be when discussing our future and the different kind of futures we need to consider. They offer the inspirational energy which we all need to see if we are to create the political will to truly develop a sustainable future.”