Photo selection on instagram:

Front page Photos:

Front page photo The Cyprus Weekly Newspaper
Front Page Photo, Cyprus Weekly Newspaper, November 2013
Front page photo, The Cyprus Weekly, December 2013

Photography awards:

DigiMe Photography Award, December 2013

A photograph by The Cyprus Weekly’s Melissa Hekkers of an anti-bullying event at a Nicosia school is one of three winners of a photo competition organised by the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) with the support of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus.
Working under the title “We Participate!” the theme for this year’s DigiMe photography competition aimed to highlight the importance of active citizenship in a time of transition in Cyprus and the EU as a whole.
The competition has been held annually since 2011.
The three winners were chosen from more than 150 entries from across Europe. Awards were given to Caghan Emirzadeoglulari for his photo “Rainbow Journey Towards Peace”, Melissa Hekkers for her photo “Junior & Senior School Children in Nicosia fight against bullying” and Christos Skordis with his photo “People: A volcano ready to erupt taken outside the 1st Cyprus Aid concert (April 1,2013). People came together for the people. Was it just another concert or maybe a big idea?”
“With the European Year of Citizens 2013 coming to an end, the competition intended to document those instances where people have contributed to our society, and encourage each and every one of us to keep on,” said the organisers.
Winning entries were judged on whether they could demonstrate positive instances of active citizenship in Cyprus, their photographic appeal and the attention drawn to them through online social networks.


Violence against women in the Mediterranean photography Award:

Winner of Photographic competition funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation entitled “Violence against women in the Mediterranean” launched and organised by the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (2007). Photograph entitled ‘ Turmoil’.



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