On February 4th the DUNC project partners in Karlskrona held a ceremony for their regional winner of DUNC’s international photo competition, at a Karlskrona Municipality board meeting.
Linus Steén Schwalbe managed to impress the international jury by capturing the beauty of the Naval Port of Karlskrona, a World Heritage site since 1998. His beautiful and somewhat mysterious photo of King Charles XI and the Fredrik Church at the main square on a foggy day in March presents Karlskrona as a place to visit all year round, not only as most often promoted – as a sunny Summer destination.
The photo was selected as Karlskrona’s regional winner out of 161 photos, and will now be part of several local and international photo exhibitions during 2020 together with the other regional winning photos of the competition. The photos will also be displayed at DUNC’s international final conference, and be part of DUNC’s Photo Calendar 2021.
Linus was congratulated with flowers, a diploma, a World Heritage poster and a book about Karlskrona as a World Heritage. He is very glad that his photo received the attention and says that in his work as a naval officer he has seen Karlskrona in all kinds of weather both on land and from the sea. This is something he wanted to reflect and capture in the photo.
DUNC believes the competition has raised awareness of the participating World Heritages in the south Baltic Sea region, and will continue doing so with the help of the upcoming exhibitions and the calendar. DUNC is an excellent example of how we can build strong networks and accomplish more together in areas like tourism development, culture promotion and sustainability work. The photo competition, carried out through five World Heritage sites, is one of many exciting examples of DUNC’s cross-border collaboration.
Deputy Project Manager DUNC