Hydrogen is now also making its presence felt in cultural quarters thanks to two associations based in Hamburg, Germany: The hydrogen society Wasserstoff-Gesellschaft Hamburg has organized a hydrogen-themed poster competition in partnership with the Kulturaustausch Hamburg-Übersee, an arts charity with its own gallery and publishing house. The 19th edition of the poster contest, which always has a contemporary theme, had previously been delayed by the pandemic. As a result, the exhibition opened on Oct. 30, 2021, and the award ceremony finally took place at the end of February 2022.
Invited to compete in the event were children aged between 10 and 14 years who live in the metropolitan region of Hamburg. They were tasked with producing a creative artwork to express their visions and views of hydrogen. Twenty posters were selected by the judging panel to form part of an exhibition, the patron of which is Michael Westhagemann, Hamburg’s senator for the economy and innovation. Six of the pictures will also be awarded a prize and incorporated into the charity’s global touring exhibitions.
Jutta Wiegert, executive board member of Kulturaustausch Hamburg-Übersee, was delighted that one of the posters had been picked to illustrate the cover of the current edition of H2-international. The chosen artwork was created by Liliane L., born in 2009, who attends Waldörfer Gymnasium in Hamburg.