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TH!NK Climate Blogging Competition COP16 Winners Announced

19 November 2010 | PROJECT NEWS


The European Journalism Centre has announced the winners of its TH!NK 4: Climate Change blogging competition. 

More than 173 bloggers and journalists participated in the competition from around the world, reporting on both global and local climate change issues. Winners of this competition round of the TH!NK ABOUT IT blogging series will travel to Cancun, Mexico in December 2010 to report live from the COP16 climate conference. The second round is still open to both existing and new entrants to the TH!NK blogger network, with prizes including a MacBook and HD Flip camera to be drawn just before Christmas. 

TH!NK ABOUT IT is a blogging series organised by the European Journalism Centre, a non-profit media organisation, with financial support from the European Commission. The series is aimed at professional and aspiring journalists and new media creators from a diverse range of backgrounds. TH!NK aims to provide a online platform for coverage of a timely topic, establishing an international community of bloggers in the process. The first series in 2009 concentrated on the European parliamentary elections, with subsequent editions focusing on global topics such as climate change and development.

TH!NK 4: Climate Change Winners 

  • Lara Smallman, Great Britain
  • Laszlo Keki, Hungary 
  • Line Leonhard, Denmark 
  • Samuel Lee-Gammage, Great Britain 
  • Giedre Steikunaite, Lithuania 
  • Lubomir Mitev, Bulgaria 
  • Maria E.R. Mannucci, Italy 
  • Liam Moriarty, USA/Ireland 
  • Daea Marius, Romania 
  • Borut Tavcar, Slovenia 
  • Raul Cazan, Romania 
  • Erik Struyf, Peru 
  • Dalia Lenkauskaite, Lithuania 
  • Bartolomeo Buscema, Italy 
  • Fotis Kafarakis, Greece 
  • Roman Stanek, Czech Republic


The international blogging competition series was introduced in 2009 to encourage a greater collaboration and interaction between professional journalists and new media actors of diverse backgrounds, producing journalistic material online. Addressing major issues of global impact, such as climate change and development, TH!NK also sought to bring these themes to the forefront of media debate.