Vampire princesses, tigers, Vikings and even a whole circus: This year’s Westerland Children’s Carnival did not take place in the Old Kursaal, but in the living rooms of many Sylt families. The reason for this was the photo competition, which we had launched in cooperation with the Sylt marketing agency “Sylt Connected“.
“The corona-related cancellation of the popular children’s masquerade was very difficult for us,” says TSV chairman Hans-Wilhelm Hansen. “With the photo competition, we wanted to make sure that the children could spend a great day in colorful costumes despite the restrictions.” We have achieved this goal: The fact that the children had a lot of fun in their disguises is clearly visible in each of the pictures.
The Brüggen family certainly had a lot of fun: they turned their home into “Circus Corona” for an afternoon. Malou as an enchanting tightrope walking ballerina, Loumi as a wildly dangerous house cat, Niggi as a magician who conjures up a rabbit out of a hat and Petra as a soap bubble-blowing butterfly harlequin have earned first place and can look forward to a Nintendo game console “Wii U”, sponsored by the agency Sylt Connected. Second place and thus six-trip tickets for adults and children for the Sylter Welle was earned by the Nohr family with their disguises. The third-placed families Grage and Gödtel are each allowed to spend a family afternoon in the popular Tinnumer Zoo.
Incidentally, the organizers had professional help in the jury: In addition to TSV chairman Hans-Wilhelm Hansen, managing director Stefan Reimers, coach Torsten Lickfers and Oliver Sippel from Sylt Connected, dance teacher Sandra Andresen was also involved in the evaluation of the photos. The breathtaking costumes for her impressive dance shows are all designed by her personally.