Winners of the Student Video Contest “Stand Up for Someone’s Rights”

Teachers and high school students, along with American diplomats gathered today at Grand Cinema in Mall Baneasa Shopping City to honor the winners of the student video contest “Stand up for someone’s rights today.”

This contest was launched on December 8, 2016 to mark the Human Rights Day. The Embassy received 74 videos from 24 high schools and colleges throughout Romania. The videos were judged on effectiveness in raising awareness about protecting human rights, on originality and creativity, and on video quality by a jury composed of Americans affiliated with the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Romania.

In his opening remarks, Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson congratulated all participants and encouraged them to stay as enthusiastic as they were today in protecting human rights.

The U.S. Embassy partnered in this program with Bucharest Municipality, which offered gifts to the finalists. Daniela Stanculescu, Head of Tourism Division, Department for Culture, Education and Tourism of the Bucharest Municipality also addressed the audience and presented the finalists with gifts.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners were awarded by the U.S. Embassy: GoPro video cameras, Kindle e-readers, and digital photo cameras, respectively.

The twenty-two contest finalists were:

Lea STOICA – “Goethe” German College

Denisa-Iuliana CALOMFIRESCU – “Goethe” German College

Ilinca Theodora LAZARIUC – “Goethe” German College

Alexandra COJOCARU – “Goethe” German College

Antonia Adriana GHEORGHE – “I.L. Caragiale” National College Ploiesti

Stefania-Alexandra JUKS – “I.L. Caragiale” National College Ploiesti

Ioana Cristina MOCANU – “I.L. Caragiale” National College Ploiesti

Sebastian Bogdan MUTULEA – “Spiru Haret” National College

Astrid Mara PODARIU – “Spiru Haret” National College

Irina STAN – “Spiru Haret” National College

Emanuele Cristina IONESCU – “Sf. Sava” National College

Ionut-Andrei MARTALOG – “George Calinescu” High School

Vlad-Andrei COMAN – “George Calinescu” High School

Karla MANEA – “Sf. Sava” National College

Mara Ruxandra MARE – “Liviu Rebreanu” National College Bistrita

Marton NAGY – Hungarian High School Gherla

Teodora HARBU – “Spiru Haret” High School Moinesti

Raluca COADA – “Spiru Haret” High School Moinesti

Bianca POPA – “Spiru Haret” High School Moinesti

Tudor PETREA – “Nicolae Iorga” High School

Andrei DANDOCSI – “Nicolae Iorga” High School

Oana DRAGOMIRESCU – “Nicolae Iorga” High School

The three winner teams are:

First place:

Mara Ruxandra MARE

“Liviu Rebreanu” National College Bistrita, Grade: X

Second place:

Ionut-Andrei MARTALOG

Vlad-Andrei COMAN

“George Calinescu” High School Bucharest, Grade: X

Third place:

Marton Nagy

Magyar High School Gherla, Grade: XII

The three winners’ videos are highlighted here: