The value of performance

The first Upper Austrian Performance Prize opened for competition in April 2015. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony held on 15 June 2015 at voestalpine Stahlwelt. The prize was partly sponsored by the voestalpine Steel Division and is primarily aimed at young people.

The prizes were awarded in three categories (apprentices, pupils and students), and the jury selected winners from a large number of entries. The jury was under the direction of Richard Hagelauer, President of the Johannes University in Linz.

In the apprentice category, Oliver Anibas won first place. He had been honored at the European Apprentice Championships in France with the title of Best of Europe and three gold medals in the area of plant engineering.

Social Hands, a charity association founded by three pupils in 2012 and now with a total of 120 members won the pupil category.

Helping Hands Linz, an association voluntary legal consultants for foreigners was successful in the student category. The association consults asylum seekers who cannot afford legal counsel.