Following the success of previous years, the public will be able to vote for Highlights of Hungary candidates for the seventh time. The independent initiative gathers Hungary’s most inspirational stories into a creative collection on a professional basis but without the boundaries of categories. The aim of the initiative is “highlighting, inspiring curiosity and bringing together people – curators, candidates, business and media partners, audiences – to start further collaborations.”
The team of ten curators, including Gergely Böszörményi-Nagy, founder of Brain Bart, Iain Lindsay, UK Ambassador to Hungary, television presenter Vivien Mádai, and actress Franciska Törőcsik, are qualified professionals representing different fields of the creative industry. They have collected and presented key moments, people, innovations, and places from last year.
This year too, nominees have been selected from an extremely wide range: the list includes the Tisza garbage collection, food distribution movement, rural organic farming, a theater company, fine arts fair, architecture studio, designer brand, initiative to support disadvantaged youngsters, a neurobiologist, graphic artist, and even a band.
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Even the separation of the Bangladeshi Siamese twins has made it to the list. As we have also reported, the first phase of Operation Freedom, including groundbreaking work to separate the blood flow of the brains, was conducted by a Hungarian team led by István Hudák in Bangladesh in August 2018. Later, a marathon operation in Dhaka was carried out by a team of 35 Hungarian doctors and assistants led by András Csókay from Budapest’s Honvéd Hospital. The full list of nominees can be found on the website of the initiative.
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The organizers claim that the unique collection is a true representation of Hungary’s real face, gathered together on a platform where the stories, achievements, and messages worth looking out for can be heard and seen.
Voting takes place between January 13th and February 10, 2020 on the Highlights of Hungary website. Ten projects will be selected on the basis of public votes. The audience awards, special awards, and curatorial awards will be presented at a closing event on February 21st at the Katona József Theater.
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