UBB AD and National Geographic Magazine Bulgaria awarded an astronomer from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  •  The best photographs in the World Reframed in a Flag competition are exhibited outdoors on the Lovers’ Bridge


UBB AD and National Geographic Magazine Bulgaria presented first prize to the astronomer from BAS, Mr. Galin Borisov during the official opening of the World Reframed in a Flag exhibition. The exhibition, which may be viewed on the Lovers’ Bridge (the pedestrian overpass at the National Palace of Culture)until October 21, 2013, is dedicated to the photography contest of the same name and includes 40 of the best photographs by contestants in the competition.
“We supported the World Reframed in a Flag contest and exhibition because we believe that inspiration and desire to come up with a different point of view through the help of your own imagination ought to be encouraged. UBB AD supports and facilitates dozens of cultural events, to enable the popularization of an ever-increasing number of talents and creations”, Ms. Anka Kostova, Manager PR and Sponsorship Unit at UBB AD, said.

The World Reframed in a Flag contest was organized by UBB AD, National Geographic Bulgaria and National GeographicChannel to celebrate the 125-th anniversary of the National Geographic Society. The rules of the contest were that the participants should produce an interpretation on the Society’s flag, while adhering to its colour scheme- blue, brown and green. A 10- member jury of designers, photographers, editors and representatives of the organizers evaluated the creative idea and the quality of each entry and determined the winners.
“On behalf of Sanoma Bliasak Bulgaria, publisher of National Geographic Magazine Bulgaria, and on behalf of our colleagues from National Geographic Channel Bulgaria, I would like to express our gratitude to UBB AD for their support for the contest and for sharing the values of National Geographic”, Mr. Nikolay Karadzhov, Director Magazines at Sanoma Bliasak Bulgaria said.
Mr. Galin Borisov from Varna won the jury with his flag called Mountain Views. The winner is a PhD student at the Institute of Astronomy, as well as at the Rozhen National Astronomical Observatory, part of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The other contestants ranked among the first five were: Mr. Svilen Panayotov from Sofia city with Man and Earth flag, Mr. David Manolov from Etropole town with The World through My Eyes flag, Ms. Eleonora Gavrilova from Mezdra town with Sky, Earth, Water and Mr. Krasimir Matarov from Blagoevgrad town with Colourful World.
The award of the audience and a cheque for USD 125 was won by Mr. Dimitar Todorov from Plovdiv town with Hanging between Sky and Earth flag. His project gathered the largest number of votes at www.125natgeo.bg. All flags that took part in the contest may be viewed at www.125natgeo.bg.
The World Reframed in a Flag contest was organized by National Geographic Magazine Bulgaria, National Geographic Channel Bulgaria and United Bulgarian Bank AD on the occasion of the 125-th anniversary of the National Geographic Society. Each contestant had to put together a flag of three of his/her photographs by adhering to the colour pattern of the Society’s official flag – blue, brown and green, symbolizing sky, earth and water. There were approximately 1800 entries for the Bulgarian interpretation of the flag of the National Geographic Society that took part in the World Reframed in a Flag contest.
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The Bank was established in 1992 after the merger of 22 Bulgarian regional commercial banks. United Bulgarian Bank is the first and most comprehensive consolidation project in the Bulgarian banking sector. The Bank maintains and develops sustainable policy of corporate social responsibility as a part of its active commitment to the society and its members, its past and its future. The overall strategy of UBB AD in the field of the corporate social responsibility is aimed at several major lines of support, closely bound to the preservation of the social principles in historical and cultural aspect, by encouraging innovative contributions to art and science, by supporting sports and active lifestyle and last but not least – by assuming a responsibility to the vulnerable members of society.