The three winners of the Fritt Ord Foundation Competition for upper secondary school pupils were celebrated today, Thursday, 16 April, at the Fritt Ord Foundation's premises. The prizes were awarded by Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen. Speeches were given by Knut Olav Åmås, Executive Director of the Fritt Ord Foundation, Guri Hjeltnes, Trustee of the Fritt Ord Foundation and Henrik G. Bastiansen, Chair of the Prize Committee.
First prize went to Magnus Bjørnbekk
from the Oslo Cathedral School, for the essay "Back to the Roots"
Second prize went to Amalie Berg, Maypia Dahl and Iver Jensen
from Hadsel Upper Secondary School, Nordland County, for the film "Said and Unsaid".
Third prize went to Miriam Johansen and Fredrik Opseth
from Bjerke Upper Secondary School, Oslo, for the film "My hero: Kim Friele".
First prize is a grant for NOK 20 000, second prize for NOK 15 000 and third prize for NOK 10 000. The prizes also include a trip to Strasbourg, where all the prize laureates will visit the EU Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights.