Dear RRI listeners, we have invited you to take part in the contest that ended on 30 April, 2015, mailing date, called '"Holiday on the Black Sea". Focusing on the southern part of the Romanian Black Sea coast, the competition will introduce you to some of Romania's most attractive destinations for foreign visitors, with emphasis on the town of Mangalia, the ancient Callatis, and the resorts of Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Neptun, Olimp and Cap Aurora.
The contest was received enthusiastically by our listeners, and we got 249 correct and complete answers. We would like to thank you all and keep writing for our next contests.
The Grand Prizes are two trips for two, eight days and seven nights, double room full accommodation, one between 12 and 19 June and a second between 6 and 13 September 2015, both at Hotel Delta in Jupiter, Constanta County. As usual, you provide for air travel and the possible visa expenses to and from Romania.
The contest was sponsored by Hotel Delta - SC Delta Aurora SA and was organized with Mangalia City Hall, the Constanta Museum of Art, the Callatis Archeology Museum of Manglia, the Archbishopric of Tomis, UAP Filiala Constanta, the Romanian Navy Museum of Constanta, the Mufti of the Muslim Faith in Romania, the Romanian Naval Forces, and other local partners.
The answers were available in our broadcasts, but also on our profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn.
The contest ended on 30 April, mailing date. Before announcing the winners, let's take another look at the questions:
- What is the ancient name of Mangalia? Correct answer: Callatis
- What is the name of the unique cave located close to Mangalia? Correct answer: Movile Cave
- What are the names of the resorts in the southern part of the Romanian Black Sea coast? Correct answer: Mangalia, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Neptun, Oplimp, Cap Aurora.
- Name five tourist attractions in Mangalia and the surrounding area. The correct answers could be picked from among the following: Esmahan Sultan Mosque, the Callatis Archeology Museum of Mangalia (housing the only papyrus in Romania), the Monument of Heroes, the Navy Museum, the the Mangalia Horse Tracks, the Hagieni Nature Reserve, the tourist port, the Movile Cave (a scientific wonder because of its ecosystem, which is completely isolated from the exterior environment; not open to visitors), the Comorova Forest, the Documaci Hillock, the Byzantine building, Mangalia Lake, the Callatis citadel and the Limanu Cave.
And now here is the list with our winners:
Our 50 honorable mention winners went to: Idriss Bou Oudina and El-Ihsani Bouchaib, both from Marocco, Li Hua, Wang Li, Long Dingzhong, Chu Changrong, Zhang Xiaohua and Xian Honglin, all 6 from China, Zhai Yizhuang, of the US, who wrote to the Chinese Service, Antonio Múñoz, of Argentina, Claudio Gerlach, of Brazil, Carmen Fuentes, of Cuba, Salvador Paxi, Spain, Miguel Ángel Bartos, of Chile, Antonella Zappalà, Giorgio Borsier, Stefano Citterio and our co-national Natalia Călinescu, all 4 of Italy, Natalia Popenko and Natalia Zabolotna, both of Ukraine, Viktoria Hovard, Bulgaria, who wrote to the Ukrainian Service, Adervall Lima Gomez, Brazil, alongside Mofizur Rahman, Bangladesh, Inger Holmberg, Sweden, Sabiha Mubeen, Oman, Brian Kendall, UK, Henk Poortvliet, the Netherlands, John and Roberta Selesky, as well as John Rutledge, USA, Catherine Agboola, Nigeria, Hafizur Rahman (Rainbow Listeners Club) Bangladesh, Umesh Kumar Yadav, Priyanka Paul (Metali Listeners Club SB Sharma - SBS World Listener Club), Naved Raiyan (International DX Radio Listeners Club), all of India, Obaid Alamm; Shah Listeners Club; Jinnah DX Club, all of Pakistan, Surendra Kumar, India, Georg Pleschberger, Austria, Svetlana Shpakovskaya, of Belarus, Narendra Jangir, Chinmoy Mahato and Chitturi Venkataramana, India, Didarul Islam, Bangladesh, Michael Whing and Grant Skinner, both from UK, Shenaz Aziz, Pakistan, Constantin Criţchi of R. Modova (who wrote to the Russian Service), Eugeniusz Krzemienczucki, Polonia (who also wrote to the Russian Service), Alexei Gatsura, Belarus.
The 20 3rd prizes went to: our co-national Andreea Deea, of Romania, Raïf Chaaban, of Lebanon, who both wrote to the French Service, Ali Alaoui, of Tunis, Abdel Kader Hasan, of Egypt, Liu Fajian and Zhi Yanjiao, both from China, Julio José Bravos, of Costa Rica, Juan Antonio Brea, Spain, Lucia Sandiano, Cristina Risso and Francesca Bernardino, all from Italy, Ihor Gurovoi, Ukraine, Jose Rivera, USA, Stu McLeod, New Zealand, Shivendu Paul, Abhera Jaswal, Radhakrishna Pillai, all 3 from India, Massoud Benaissa, Algeria, who wrote to the English section, Erik Oeffinger of Germany, Nikolai Veselkov of Russia.
The 20 2nd prizes went to: Angela Olaru, of the Republic of Moldova, Nouari Naghmouchi, of Algeria, who wrote to the French Service, Abdel-Karim Ahmad Ali Al-Mabrouk, of Libya, Gong Lei and Yu Baoguo, both of China, Pablo Ramírez, of Peru, Franco Rodríguez, Colombia, Agide Melloni, Giovanna Bertocco, Roberto Carrus and Antonella Monti, all 4 from Italy, Danny Flowers, USA, Mohammad Shamim and Najim Uddin, both of India, Ayeni Jeremiah Adedayo, Nigeria, who listens to our English broadcasts, Shahzad Shabbir and Nasir Aziz, both of Pakistan, Jehn Nooijen of the Netherlands, who wrote to the German Service, Vera Kuznetsova and Nikoai Matveev, both from Russia.
The 10 1st prizes were won by the following listeners, on air or on-line: Emilian Teodorescu, Romanian residing in the Czech Republic, Amady Faye, Senegal, Ana-Maria Avram, of Romania, a Chinese language student, Hugo Longhi, Argentina, Bogdan Timkiv, Ukraine, Ashik Eqbal Tokon, Bangladesh, Mitul Kinsal, India, Mogire Machucki, Kenya, who listens to the English broadcast, Maxim Zabâtov, of Rusia, and Fritz Andorf, of Germany.
10 special prizes went to the following listeners, on-air or on-line: Gilbert Dupont, France,Ben Amer Laid, Algeria,Guo Yanxin, China, Antonio-Ángel Morilla, Spain, Anna Mahjar Barducci and Giovanni Sergi, both from Italia, our old friend Hans Verner Lollike of Denmark, Hamad Kiani, of Pakistan, Kamlesh Gautam of India, Victor Varzin of Russia.
We would like to extend our thanks to the questions, and to your messages telling us why you took part.
And now for the moment we've all been waiting for: the winners of a trip for two, eight days, seven nights double room full accommodation at Hotel Delta in Jupiter, Constanta County are Jaroslaw Jedrzejckzak of Poland (between June 12 and 19), and Olexandr Getz of Ukraine (between September 6 and 13). Congratulations, we cannot wait to welcome you both to Romania!
The prizes will be mailed to you, and we would love it if you sent us a confirmation by letter, e-mail or fax. Also, please check the contents and let us know. Thank you once again for taking part in our Black Sea resort contest, and of course we're looking forward to reading your answers for future contests right here, on RRI.