Awards Ceremony

awardsOne of the extras at the 2007 European Championships was in the way awards were presented. The first three place winners in each class received medallions – gold, silver and bronze – and all were included in the awards ceremony and photo. A bonus for the winner was the playing of the national anthem for their home country. It was friendly competition, but the national pride of exhibitors was definitely on display. With 15 countries represented, there was a bit of pressure for the announcer to make sure the music matched the blue ribbon winners.

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