Photo comp: Tobiáš Boček, Czech Republic
Tobiáš Boček
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Favourite memory of the Award:
We got to the campsite by evening hours, the sun was setting so we started building our tents. In a matter of few minutes, the weather forecast changed from a clear and warm night, to huge rainstorms. We tried to rush but we were unsuccessful. We got caught with our bags outside the tent. We were drench and wet through. But the second we got in the somewhat dry tent, we started laughing and making jokes, we played cards till late night until we fell asleep. The morning next day we made tea and oatmeal, we joked about last night, it was a brilliant experience, that's why we decided to continue on with silver, for these moments of pure adventure and friendship.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
Every once n a while I found myself in a mental rut. I was swamped with school work, furthermore I had to log my weekly activities. Going to my local kindergarten or finding a tiny window of opportunity to go skating or to play in my local chess club was a difficulty. I have soon organised my time in order for me to prevent future stress or anxiety.
Czech Republic
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
I started skateboarding for my activity, I am still doing this today. I met many wonderful and interesting people along the way, and I consider many of them to be few of my closest friends. I also continued working with my local international Kindergarten. Every now and then I plan a visit with the headmaster and help out with anything he needs.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
We planned to visit a very famous rock formation which was near our planned journey. When we got under the hill upon which was the rock formation, we split. Me and a few other people went all the way up however, when we came back, the rest of the guys were gone. We assumed they would follow the planned route, and so did we. After a while we saw them sitting and eating on top of the most beautifully lit field scenery either of us had ever seen. I took this quick shoot on my film camera and till this day it is one of my favourite pictures, not for its composition, but for its story.
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