On 23 May 2019 the most creative poets in the agricultural school in Lower Austria were awarded the Poetry Prize. More than 400 poems with the theme Klima.Schutz (climate protection) were submitted and 9 finalists were chosen to read their poems to a jury of journalists and poets.
But – why should students of agricultural, green schools get involved in poetry?
The founder of this award – Rudi Weiß (LAKO) – started with the question:
“What do we need poems for?”
- They condense our feelings
- They are playgrounds for language
- They perform magic with words
During the reading students laid down their feelings, thoughts, worries, anxieties, even helplessness; but also their power and the beauty of nature.
Angelika Schweiger (LFS Sooß) could convince the jury with her unmistakable style of writing as well as the professional presentation. EUROPEA congratulates these young talents!