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  • Hanna Mclean (EJC)
    I was born and raised in Seattle, home to the gravesite of Bruce Lee and the birthplace of rockstar, Jimi Hendrix. Possessing dual citizenship to the USA and the Netherlands, I have always had a deep appreciation for travel and different cultures. When I was 18 I moved to Switzerland following high school to pursue my university career. After a year in Lugano, CH I decided that I needed a change and headed to the Netherlands where I continued my studies for the next three years at University College Maastricht. I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Media Studies and am currently working at the European Journalism Centre as an annotator, community administrator, and the new Editor-in-Chief to the TH!NK Community. In my free time I love to travel, read books, and hang out with friends. I wish to someday write a best selling novel and work for Conde Nast Traveller magazine.


The Winners Are Announced!

Published 28th March 2011 - 19 comments - 7570 views -

Hello Everyone!

I can’t believe the time has gone so fast. Today is the big day that the winners for the TH!NK5:Water and the CL!CK2:Water and Climate Change competitions are announced! So, without further ado, it is my pleasure to announce the following people who will be going on the reporting trip to Portugal! They are:

TH!NK5:Water Winners in Alphabetical Order:

Andrea Arzaba from Mexico!

Anna Zemblicka from Latvia!

Avgi Lilli from Cyprus/Bulgaria!

Diêgo Lôbo Goiabeira from Brazil!

Elena Nikolovska from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia!

Fotios Kafarakis from Greece!

Iris Cecilia Gonzales from the Philippines!

Iwona Frydryszak from Poland!

Jan Stejskal from the Czech Republic!

Jason Grant from the UK!

Lara Smallman from the UK!

Larisa Rankovic from Serbia!

Laszlo Keki from Hungary!

Lluís Torrent from Spain!

Mamen Salas Burguete from Spain!

Mirza Softic from Bosnia!

Natasha Culzac from the UK!

Pabitra Mukhopadhyay from India!

Peter Vadocz from Hungary!

Radka Lankasova from the Czech Republic!

Ronny Patz from Germany!

Rose Kelleher from Ireland!

Sarah Fenwick from Cyprus/the UK!

Sylwia Presley from Poland!


CL!CK2:Water and Climate Change Winners in Alphabetical Order:


Alfisa Shahu from Albania! 

Alice Hackman from the UK!

Barbara Zamboni from Italy! 

Benno Neeleman from the Netherlands! 

Dalibor Talajic from Croatia! 

David Aparicio from Spain!

Dhiman Bose from India! 

Evgeni Dinev from Bulgaria! 

Hannah Walker from the UK!

Hugo Michaux from Belgium!

Npong Balikawu Francis from Ghana! 

Vasilikh Bouga from Greece!


Additional CL!CK2 Winner and Recipient of the 500 Euro Amazon Gift Card:


Abir Abdullah from Bangladesh!


Congratulations to our winners and a big thank you to all those who participated! You all worked very hard and without you, the TH!NK5 and CL!CK2 platforms would not be what they are today. 


Have a great time in Portugal you guys, and congratulations Abir on winning the 500 Euro gift card!


- Hanna (TH!NK Editor)


*Please note: A total of 20 winners from the EU27 member states and Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Iceland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo were chosen as winners of the TH!NK5 competition. 4 additional winners who were outside of the aforementioned countries were also selected as final TH!NK5 winners. The prize for winning the TH!NK5 competition is a reporting trip to Portugal in the Spring. 


A total of 10 winners from the EU27 member states and Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Iceland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo were also chosen as winners of the CL!CK2 competition. In addition, 2 additional winners who were outside of the previously mentioned countries were also chosen to go on the reporting trip to Portugal. Finally, one last winner was chosen to receive a 500 Euro Amazon gift card that was to be used towards bettering their photography skills. 


*Teaser Image Copyright of Josh Self


  • Andrea Arzaba on 28th March 2011:

    Congratulations to the whole community!
    What an amazing platform. I am so excited :) See you in Portugal!!!!!!!

  • Sylwia Presley on 28th March 2011:

    Congratulations everyone!

  • Diêgo Lôbo Goiabeira on 28th March 2011:

    Congratulations everyone. It was really nice… and I am sure we are going to do an amazing work together.
    I am looking forward to meeting you all.
    See you in Portugal!

  • Kevin Rennie on 28th March 2011:

    Congratulations to all the winners.

    A couple of suggestions for future competitions: Population; Refugees/Immigration.

    See you in the blogosphere.

  • Avgi Lilli on 29th March 2011:

    Congrats to all participants!
    Looking forward to seeing you!

  • Helena Goldon on 29th March 2011:

    Congratulations to all of you. Well-deserved!

  • Jan Stejskal on 29th March 2011:

    Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the participants. During the competition I thought it would be great to meet my dear blogging colleagues even “physically” not just through the internet. So thanks to the organizers for this chance - I am looking forward to meet you all in Portugal:-)

  • Xavier L. Telly-Wambwa on 29th March 2011:

    That is very great. I wish you nice time in Portugal. I was also the participant but i did not win. May be next time. Bye Bye

  • Larisa Rankovic on 30th March 2011:

    Congratulation from me, too. Looking forward to meeting you in Portugal soon

  • Mirza Softic on 31st March 2011:

    Thanks everyone for beautiful stories. I can’t wait to see all these people in Portugal :). Cheers!

  • Hussam Hussein on 31st March 2011:

    Congratulations!!! Well done, guys!

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