Friday 2 July 2021 saw the first ever virtual awards ceremony in the history of the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative (WHSI). It was uncertain how many entries would be received in such a climate but the WHSI was delighted to have received over 30 entries from over 3,300 young people who participated in this year’s competition and set out to research on the topic of “My Heritage”.
The 2020/21 French EUSTORY History Competition ended on 16 June 2021 with a virtual award ceremony, completing an edition organised entirely online for the first time. "Europe on the Move – Citizens and Human Rights in Europe" proved to be a significant topic.
What was ordinary before the pandemic now seems like an extraordinary event: Denmark was the first EUSTORY Member to host a face-to-face award ceremony this year. On 6 June 2021, the ceremony took place at the Museum of Copenhagen.
Ireland’s EUSTORY Competition went nationwide this year as »The Irish National History Competition« (INHC). The new competition iteration extended essay invitations much farther afield to more than 260 secondary schools within the Irish Republic.
During the EUSTORY Network’s first virtual annual meeting, EUSTORY Competition Organisers not only shared digital innovations from their national projects but also focused on (post)colonial monuments that polarise.
The whole world is experiencing the crisis, but young people’s voices are often ignored. The EUSTORY eCommemoration Campus 2020 "Beyond the Crisis" focused on young Europeans' perceptions of the crisis.
Isolation has given the Irish National History Competition a newfound lease of life: In 2020, the Irish National History Competition has cast its net much farther afield - this year appealing for entries from more than 700 Irish secondary schools. Directly aligned with Europe’s EUSTORY Network, this year the Irish competition is poised to go viral.