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TROLLEY international photo contest 2011: and the winner is...

The jury, the winner and the winning picture during the award ceremony in Salzburg

The audience response to the TROLLEY photo contest 2011 entitled "My trolleybus - my city" was tremendous: 129 participants from 6 countries submitted altogether 250 pictures. We had some really adorable and inventive photos submitted – thank you to everyone who participated! We hope you had as much fun taking them as we did viewing them!

The submissions were so attractive; it was difficult to choose one standout. But the jury has voted (25% of the decision was generated through votes of the TROLLEY consortium and a Facebook vote) and the winner is Luigi Muzzi, a 73 year old pensioner from Parma. The jury decided: "The picture conveys a lot of flair and tells a story that conveys sympathy; it is urban, Italian, and shows a feel-good cityscape; it makes reference to history, but, remains enigmatic. The photo plays with the well-proportioned single colour orange. When looking at it, a film starts which conveys a reassuring message. The picture perfectly facilitates identification with the city and the trolleybus."

The jury consisted of Dr. Margit Zuckriegl (Head of the Austrian Photo Gallery), Trude Kaindl–Hönig and Robert Ratzer (photographer), both from the daily newspaper "Salzburger Nachrichten", and the TROLLEY project lead partner Salzburg AG represented by Gunter Mackinger, Johann Kogler and Angelika Gasteiner.

Mr Muzzi was invited to take part in the award ceremony taking place in the framework of TROLLEY's mid-term event on 7 December 2011 in Salzburg (in the premises of the Salzburger Nachrichten). The runners-up were Martin Grill from Brno in the Czech Republic (2nd place) and Bartosz Zalewski from Gdansk (3rd place) in Poland. Congratulations to all winners!

It was the first TROLLEY photo contest. Due to the great success a new edition is planned for 2012! To see all winning shoots 2011 browse to our Facebook page!