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Cultural Award of the Province of Upper Austria for Judith Huemer

We congratulate Judith Huemer on receiving the Cultural Award of the Province of Upper Austria for Photography.

The official award ceremony will take place on December 15, at 14:00 h in the Linz Landhaus by Governor Thomas Stelzer (ÖVP).

This year, for the first time, the 11,000-euro Grand Prize for Culture will be awarded twice. Firstly, it goes to filmmaker Sabine Derflinger. She works as a freelance director and has created documentaries about Johanna Dohnal and Alice Schwarzer, among others, as well as directing TV series such as "Tatort," "Vorstadtweiber" and "Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall." The jury praised the "socio-political commitment" in the work of the native of Wels. Also receiving awards are Michael Hofstätter and Wolfgang Pauzenberger, who work as Pauhof architects. According to the jury, the work of the two architects "stands out for its visionary and radical concepts."

This year, the state prizes for culture, each worth 7500 euros, will be awarded in four areas: Gunar Wilhelm and Sandra Gnigler (mia2 Architektur) will be awarded for architecture and building art, Siegfried Alexander Fruhauf for film and video, Judith Huemer for photography and Johannes Berauer for music.

The talent promotion awards (5400 euros each) go to: Sophia Schrattenecker and Lukas Burgstaller (architecture and architecture), Sophia Helene Hochedlinger, Marie Luise Lehner, Alexander Reinberg and Anna Christina Spanlang (film and video), Melanie Moser and Laura Sperl (photography) and Tina Geroldinger and Maria Katharina Roth (music).