YRE Competition 2017
First place winner
Category: 11-14 years old
The nickel smelter in Sereď was once the pride of Czechoslovakia. What is left for now are just millions of tons of sludge - waste from the nickel production. Already my great grandfather, then my grandfather and my dad looked at it, and now we still look at it. Will our grandchildren have to look at this cairn of unhappiness, too? Is this the kind of thing we want to leave behind?
Author: Eva Mančíková (Slovakia)