The winners of our annual photo contest “America Through Your Eyes” were awarded by Ambassador Andrew Schapiro at the American Center on November 30. The Ambassador presented certificates and prizes to winners of three categories: National Parks (Michal Hynek, Denali National Park, Alaska), Cities (Adam Kahánek, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan at night, New York City) and Selfies (Jan Berenda, Halo in Yosemite National Park, California) whose pictures were chosen by voting on our Facebook page.
The overall winner, Adam Kahánek with his picture of Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan at night, was selected by Ambassador Schapiro. In his remarks at the award ceremony, the Ambassador expressed his appreciation for the high quality of all the pictures he reviewed and thanked everyone for participating.
The ceremony was followed by a presentation by two young Czech travelers, Michal Hynek (also the winner of the National Parks category) and Tomáš Kalivoda, who drove from Arizona to Alaska this past summer. They shared their pictures and stories from the trip with the Czech audience at the American Center.