Lithuanians in the News
19th January, 2007
|Results Announced in the Photographic Competition "Lithuanians in the World"|
Winning photo: "Mens games (Vyrų žaidimai)"
by Vladimiras Pranckūnas (Spain)
"Glance at Lithuania from nearby"
by Alvydas Tamošiūnas (Belgium) won
the website visitors first prize
Visitors to the TMID website were invited to vote for one of 90 selected photos, with 10 from Australia among the selection. During the voting period the TMID website received almost 3,000 visitors. "Earth mother" by Ieva (Eve) Puodžiūnaitė - Wicks (from Brisbane) was placed among the ten best works by TMID website visitors. The website visitors first prize
"Earth mother" by Eve Puodžiūnaitė - Wicks (Brisbane)
was placed among the ten best works by
TMID website visitors
"Earth mother" is a portrait of Barbora Žygienė, born 1912 in Obeliai, Lithuania, at home in her vegetable garden, at Rocklea, Brisbane. Describing her love of gardening Barbora said: "I worked very hard from a young age. I couldnt go to school. When I was seven I worked on a farm, milking cows and washing for a family. I like working in the garden. I give flowers and vegetables to my family, and for the Lithuanian community lunch." Writing in "Lietuvos Žinios" Liucija
"Crocodile hunters" by Balys Malinauskas,
collected and restored by Eve Puodžiūnaitė - Wicks
Among the 90 selected works for voting was the very interesting "Crocodile hunters" by Balys Malinauskas, collected and restored by Eve Puodžiūnaitė - Wicks. For a complete list of the winning photographs, including the selected ones in the finals, please go to the TMID website www.tmid.lt, and then go to "Nuotraukų konkursas".
Further information: "Lietuvos Žinios" www.lzinios.lt 18/01/07