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Young Indonesians write inspiring “Our Ocean” stories
The 10 winners of the "Our Ocean" Short Story Writing Contest – organised by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Indonesia – received their prizes in an award ceremony held on 28 March 2018 in Jakarta. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries H.E. Susi Pudjiastuti, EU Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Vincent Guérend and Ambassadors of EU Member States.
"I am impressed by the stories written by these talented young writers, which take place in cities and islands we know, and by the fantasy stories, time-travel stories that inspire us to participate in conserving the ocean," said Ambassador Guérend.
The contest is aimed at continuing the awareness raising efforts of “Our Ocean” conference, hosted by the EU in Malta in 2017 to be followed by Bali on 28-29 October 2018.