Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 with a series of major public events including competitions for students and teachers.
The student competition entitled "Encode the Past! 1956 Remixed," launched jointly with Prezi, invited young people under 20 to present the story of the 1956 Revolution through innovative visualization solutions, and/or by developing special software applications using Blinken OSA’a special digital collections.
The competition entitled "Let’s Speak the Truth about ‘56" invited teachers to present the era of the 1956 revolution - its aspirations, events, consequences as well as the lessons learned- using primary sources from Blinken OSA’a special digital collections including original footage, images, voice recordings and textual documents. This competition accepted two kinds of projects: either a script for a commemorative event at the school or an electronic installation, again to be used in the school.
The winners were announced at an award ceremony on October 22. All awarded projects will be published on OSA’s website.