Deadline: 28 August 2015
Open to: any permanent EU resident or resident in a pre-accession country aged at least 18
Prizes: two night trip to Brussels for two people, including travel and accommodation
Launched by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional Policy, the “Europe in My Region Facebook Photo Competition” aims to highlight the work that projects across Europe are doing with the help of EU funding, and explore the meaning of these projects to local communities. Thousands of projects across Europe receive regional funding from the European Union (EU) each year. They could be anything from a support programme for small businesses to improved public transport or greener energy use. In the Europe in My Region photo competition, competitors can submit not only the photos of projects co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund or the Cohesion Fund, but also from other EU funds, if the photo provides evidence of the EU co-funding. To enter the competition, it is necessary to take a photo of a project receiving EU funding with the plaque or billboard with funding information and the EU flag somewhere in the picture. Participants may submit a maximum of three entries.
The Competition is open to any permanent EU resident or resident in a pre-accession country (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey), entrant must be 18 at the time the winners are announced (by 19 September 2015), except persons connected with this competition (including persons and immediate relatives working for the promoter, the European Union institutions or Managing Authorities, etc.). The competitors do not have to be a professional photographers.
Three winners will be selected by an independent jury comprised of three independent photography or social media professionals. Each winner will receive a two night trip to Brussels for two people, including travel and accommodation, between 12 to 15 October 2015. Travel to Brussels will be possible during the specified dates only. The winners must be available to visit the ‘Open Days – European Week of Regions and Cities’ event and participate in the award ceremony on 13 October 2015.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 28 August 2015. Participants may enter the Competition by uploading their entries to the Europe in My Region Facebook application (“Facebook Application”) on the European Commission’s Facebook page. Participants may submit a maximum of three entries.
For more information please visit the official website.