Cathrine Ertmann (Danish School of Journalism)
Award of Excellence
Domestic Picture Story
Tina is retired due to her poor physical condition. She lives with her husband Frans and their four children in the countryside.
Lukas is the youngest of the four. The family can't afford him to go to football practice.
Friday night. Lukas has dinner in his and his brother Zean's room. Patrick is controlling the television. Their sister Michaella is visiting their grandparents.
Lukas is using his brother's PlayStation, as a reward for changing the sheets on the bed.
Michaella hopes to get a memory card and a robot-dog this Christmas. "It's not really about the presents," she says, "it's about being together."
Michaella is 14 years old. She says she feels different from the other kids. When they tease her, she asks them "what is normal?"
Tina had her first ride when she was three. She wanted to become a vet assistant, but had to stop the education, because of her increasing bad physical condition.
Denmark has a population of 5.5 mil. The number of kids who live in relative poverty has increased 11,000-12,000 since 2001.