The Region of Western Greece with the support of the Regional Union of Municipalities of Western Greece, the Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Western Greece and the Regional Training Center for Educational Planning of Western Greece successfully organized and implemented the Student Contest in Greece with the title “Promoting my region”. The student contest was organized in the framework of the cross-border cooperation project «Promoting Area Attractiveness through Hiking and Introducing a Different Touristic Approach (P.A.T.H.)», co-funded by the Interreg Greece-Italy 2014-2020.
Students from the three Regional Units of Western Greece (Achaia, Elis and Aetoloakarnania) participated in the contest by creating original and personalized videos presenting a selected point of interest located in their region. A total of 30 participations was recorded in the student contest. Mrs. Ioanna Papaioannou from the Directorate of Secondary Education in Achaia contributed greatly for the implementation of the contest by organizing seminars with teachers in order to mobilize students and support their participation.
An evaluation committee was formed with representatives from the Region of Western Greece, the Regional Union of Municipalities of Western Greece, the Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Western Greece and the Regional Training Center for Educational Planning of Western Greece. The committee evaluated positively the videos submitted by students, which met the elements of authenticity, immediacy of the promoted message, accuracy of the information presented as well as the good quality of image and sound.
The three winning teams that emerged after the written submission of the committee ratings were:
1st position: “Traditional village of Lampeia or Divri” – (Secondary School of Lampeia)
Students: Avramis Panagiotis, Albanis Sotirios, Bantouna Georgia, Stefanopoulou Konstantina
2nd position: “Vouraikos Gorge” – (1st High School of Aigio)
Students: Avrami Iliana, Alexandropoulou Sotiria-Lidia, Dimakopoulou Nikolina
3rd position: “Ancient Kalydona” – (Evinochori High School)
Students: Triotis Konstantinos, Votsaiti Eleni Maria, Balkouras Dimitrios