#EBRDwb photo competition: winner announced

By Olga Aristeidou


Arben Llapashtica from Kosovo is the big winner

The winner of our #EBRDwb photo competition has been announced during our 2019 Annual Meeting and Business Forum in Sarajevo.

More than 6,500 people in total voted by liking the 10 finalists’ photos of the Western Balkans on Instagram @EBRD_official.

The winning photo, taken by Arben Llapashtica in Kosovo, was liked 2,480 times. The photo which came second was taken in Albania and received 1,082 likes, followed by a photo of Serbia, which was liked 1,038 times.

Arben Llapashtica is a Kosovan documentary filmmaker, video journalist, TV director of photography and freelance photographer. He started his career as a cameraman and video journalist at KTV Kohavision and has since won prizes for his films and photography in Kosovo and the rest of Europe. His work has appeared in exhibitions in Europe and the US.

The competition attracted more than 300 beautiful images of the Western Balkans from all over the world, far surpassing our expectations.

The photos highlighted the beauty of six countries:  Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, MontenegroNorth Macedonia and Serbia.

The winner will receive £100 pounds worth of Amazon vouchers (or equivalent).

All the finalists’ photos were announced on 26 April 2019 and are currently being displayed in the Parliament Building in Sarajevo.