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Deputy Prime Minister Thaçi hands out prizes at #InstaKosova national competition ceremony

Prishtina, 16 February 2015 - First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, and Prime Minister Isa Mustafa participated in the best photography exhibition as part of #InstaKosova national competition, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affair, to celebrate the seventh anniversary of Kosovo’s independence.

The jury consisted of Blerim Racaj (photographer), Nita Salihu (designer), Blerta Kambo (photographer), Arjeta Emra (director at the British Council) and Era Istrefi (singer), who have evaluated the photos posted in all social networks. The photos reflect on architecture, urbanism, nature, society, nightlife, youth and life in Kosovo.

The winner of the best photo is Sara Rodiqi, "N’kamp verës në Ngom Fest, Prizren". The jury who selected the photo said that "Sara's photography is undeniably sincere, pure, real, and lush with life - a charming snapshot of friends that seem to have all the world bubbling within them, conveying a state of limitless utopia with each other and with us as viewers.It is not a photo that is instantly noticeable, but it is one whose beauty gracefully grows and multiplies as you stare at it."

The winners of the 10 best photos are Jetmir Idrizi, Diellza Hasani, Armend Krasniqi, Agon Syla, Agron Beqiri, Nita Deda, Orgesa Arifi, Fisnik Dobreci, Drenusha Lika and Nëntor Oseku.

The best photo is rewarded with 500 euros and the 10 best photos each with 100 euros. Meanwhile, the jury has selected 100 photos which will be published in a book of photographs. The book will be shared for free in various state institutions around the world.

During the event, Prime Minister Mustafa and Deputy Prime Minister Thaçi handed the main prizes of the second edition of InstaKosova competition, in which the jury has evaluated over 25 thousand photographs.