We asked your cooperation to vote for our website , which was launched on internet by the end of Aplil past year at the start of the project Sjoa Drenthe and since then attracted many visitors from The Netherlands and abroad (like for instance USA, Canada, Germany, Belgium, England, France, Italy, Poland, Ukraïne, Israël, Australia, Indonesia, South America, etc).

So, what happened?
In the framework of the biennial History Online Award we also applied with our website as one of the 163 applications (see the overview on
That award for "the most innovative, startling or most beautiful Dutch historical website or app" was created "in order to promote and award online history". More information can be found at that website.

The jury of the History Online Award was chaired by the historian Ad van Liempt. They first nominated 20 out of all 163 applications, from which they eventually selected the 3 winners for the Jury Award.
The jury not only looked at the operational quality, but also at surprising and inherent creative ideas.

In addition to that there was the History Online Public Award which is concerned here.
To that end you could vote from January 9 to February 9 2017 for the historical website or app you most liked.

The final outcome
First of all we thank everyone, who voted for our website for theis support. Even though we didn't win any one of both awards, it has anyway contributed to the acquaintance of the project Sjoa Drenthe.

The Jury Award went to Odilia's dagboek, the website, which reached the 24st position in terms of number of votes.
The 2nd and 3rd award of the jury were respectively for Wat staat daar | Online oefentool voor het lezen van oude handschriften and Monumenten spreken, a website that just like ours aims to give regional insight in war victims, in this case for the Zaan region.
At the presentation of the awards I also had contact with the people behind 'Monumenten spreken', because they also aimed for a regional approach, an exeption among the many websites, paying attention to war victims. Within that same context also Joods Monument Zaanstreek needs to be mentioned. 
See also an extensive coverage of the awards presentation on February 16th, 2017 in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague.

The Public Award went with 2.189 votes to Oud Winterswijk, while our website reached the 23st position
with your 231 votes.
See the ranking of all websites in the overall ranking of all votes.

Apart from your contribution to the acuaintance we were quite impressed by the many praising reactions of the voters. Here an overview of those (unfortunately Dutch) reactions.

Start of the project on April 25, 2016 with presenting the book "De Drentse Sjoa, Joodse oorlogsslachtoffers in de Provincie Drenthe" by Winnie van Hasselt to the Commissaris van de Koning in Drenthe, mr Jacques Tichelaar. At the background Jan Ridderbos.
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