Bucharest, June 10th 2020: Only a few days until this year’s edition of Matei Brâncoveanu Gala, which will be broadcast live on the Facebook page of the Alexandrion Foundation, Sunday, June 14 th, starting from 19:00. During the gala the Alexandrion Foundation will award five young people remarkable for their projects with strong impact on the communities they are part of. The audience will decide the final ranking and the winner for the 12,000 euros grand prize, through online voting on www.fundatia-alexandrion.ro . The voting system will remain open through the gala until the STOP VOTE announced by the presenter.
Marinela Ardelean – Global Brand Ambassador Vinars Brâncoveanu: „For the 2020 edition of Matei Brâncoveanu Awards Gala we wanted to identify the less known values of Romania and so we have the privilege to do it due to the proposals made by well-known professionals, such as Victoria Asanache, Marius Constantinescu, Sandra Ecobescu, Tudor Giurgiu and Irina Păcurariu. This year we look for the performance of those that have social impact, of those who, through their actions bring beneficial cultural, social, educational and humanitarian changes. We live times when the projects of these young people need not only encouragement, but also concrete support and this was the reason why the Alexandrion Foundation decided to reshape this project.”
Tudor Baciu – the initiator of the Cinemobilul (Mobile Cinema) project, the most extended film caravan in the country; Carmen Chindriș – the founder of Sus Inima (Heart Up) Association, that provides accommodation and meals to oncological patients going to Sibiu for radiotherapy; Ana Maria Ciobanu – reporter that approaches topics such as social inequality, domestic violence, poverty, discrimination and education at DoR magazine; Edmond Niculușcă – the founder of ARCEN and the initiator of the Antiseismic District project, through which he prepares the inhabitants of a whole neighbourhood in Bucharest for the next earthquake; and Raluca Selejan – co-founder of the independent bookstore „At Two Owls” from Timișoara, that organizes cultural events, through which it stimulated the appetite of the future generations for reading – these are the five finalists of the Matei Brâncoveanu Gala 2020. The audience can discover their stories and can vote for them on the website of the Alexandrion Foundation- www.fundatia-alexandrion.ro.
The five finalists are supported by professionals well know to the public, with broad experience in their activity areas, who nominated the candidates and designated the finalists of the Matei Brâncoveanu Gala 2020: Victoria Asanache, Marius Constantinescu, Sandra Ecobescu, Tudor Giurgiu and Irina Păcurariu.
All the five finalists will be awarded, the Alexandrion Foundation offering four prizes worth 1,500 euro each and the grand prize worth 12,000 euros.
Matei Brâncoveanu Gala 2020 will be presented by the young actor Pavel Ulici, known for his roles in Romanian and international productions and Doru Trăscău and Andrei Zamfir from The Mono Jacks will perform live, in acoustic formula, the songs of the loved band.
More information about Matei Brâncoveanu Gala is available on www.fundatia-alexandrion.ro.
About the Alexandrion Foundation
Alexandrion Foundation was emerged following numerous social activities carried out by the companies part of Alexandrion Group. Projects have been carried out under Alexandrion Foundation’s patronage for more than 20 years. Alexandrion Foundation follows the Alexandrion Group in its evolution. The Alexandrion Foundation actively supports culture since 2014 with Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards, it honours excellence through the Constantin Brâncoveanu Diaspora Awards and the Constantin Brâncoveanu International Awards. Through the Matei Brâncoveanu Awards, Alexandrion Foundation recognizes the development potential of younger people for, research and exceptional achievements in their field of activity. Over the years, the Foundation has also supported Romanian sports performance. Alexandrion Trophies honour the international performance of Romanian athletes since 2016. The Foundation supported the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee at the Olympic from 2004 to 2012 in an effort to encourage young athletes to obtain the best possible results.
Contact: Valentin Popescu, Direcot of Sports Marketing and Communications