Write & Unite; our children's stories competition in the news
De Gelderlander, a regional newspaper, published on 23 November 2016 a piece on Write & Unite. The piece draws attention to the fact that one of the winners, Carolijn Leisink winner of the category 1-3 years, is an inhabitant of the region 'Gelderland'.
Photo: Catherine McEntee
Write & Unite 2016: Award Ceremony
Inclusive Works held this year's Write & Unite Award Ceremony at Theater Schiller Place Royale, in Utrecht. The lively event included a friendly welcome, and an interactive discussion with this year’s competitors and their experience of the competition. The Jury Report for the competition was read to the audience and the winners announced. The event was rounded off cheerfully with drinks and mingling. On a more sombre note, the Jury, organisers and audience took a moment to pay their respects to one of the past Jury members, Karen Woets who passed away in November 2016.
The winners of Write and Unite 2016:
Carolijn Leisink for age category 1-3
Alieke Bruins for age category 4-6
Tjepke Zijlstra winner of our photo competition 'Japan & Nederland'
On 27 October 2016, the winners of our "Japan & the Netherlands" photo competition were announced. Director of Japan Museum Sieboldhuis, Kris Schiermeier and Director of Inclusive Works, Laura Coello Eertink, unveiled the winning photos, as choosen by our jury, and gave the three winners their magnificent prizes.
The first prize was awarded to Tjepke Zijstra for his photo 'Hajime, the art of action' taken in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The second one went to Thea Simon for her photo 'Our kitchen table' taken in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The third prize was awarded to Joyce Aalsma for her photo 'Tulips and Windmill papercraft' taken in Tokyo, Japan.
Friday 7 October 2016: World Smile day
In 1963 Harvey Ball created the Smiley Face and became a world-wide known commercial artist. That image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet. As the years passed Harvey Ball became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost in the constant repetition of the marketplace. Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day®. He thought that we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion.
Inclusive Works participates in this day with its “Smile; it's that easy to change the World” film and get involved campaign.
We have also made the following people Smile:
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