Winning entries of the Eratosthenes Experiment Photo Contest

Winning entries of the Eratosthenes Experiment Photo Contest

Winning entries of the Eratosthenes Experiment Photo Contest

Dear participants in the 2014 Eratosthenes Experiment Photo Contest organized by Ellinogermaniki Agogi’s (EA) Department of Research and Development, as part of the Open Discovery Space (ODS) and Inspiring Science Education (ISE) projects,

We are happy to announce the winners of this exciting world science education event. Before proceeding with the results, I would like to remind you the background to the event.

The Eratosthenes Experiment, organized on Friday March 21st 2014, on the occasion of the previous day’s equinox, received an overwhelming response, as 350 schools from 37 countries participated in this celebration of science and education, calculating the circumference of the Earth by using eLearning educational tools and simple instruments.

73 Schools and institutions took part in the Contest, submitting pictures capturing the schools’ involvement in the experiment.

The selection process proved an extremely difficult task, as a number of submissions received very high ratings. The ODS panel of experts decided on 10 pictures for the final round of selection. After considerable consultation and 3 rounds of voting, the panel decided on two entries. However, both pictures were deemed of equal quality and strength, leading the panel to decide to award both entries!

Hence, there are two winning teachers to 2014 Eratosthenes Experiment Photo Contest and both will receive scholarships to attend the Inspiring Science Education Summer Academy, also organized by  EA’s Department of Research and Development on 13- 18 July 2014 in Athens.


The winners are:

  1. Ugur Altunbayrak from the Ezgililer Educational Institute in Samsun, Turkey
  2. Geambazu Ovidiu from the Scoala Gimnaziala Jimbolia in Romania

Aside from congratulating the winners, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants who helped turn the Eratosthenes Experiment into a magnificent world event and invite everybody to join us again in 2015.

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On behalf of ODS & ISE projects,

The EA R&D team  

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