”Our Future is on the Table!” Photo Contest 2015

Deadline: 10 April 2015
Open to: Anyone between the ages of 15 and 25 years old
Prizes: Free trip to Brussels in order to attend European Development Days on 3 and 4 June 2015

Description

Would you like the chance to share your vision of our future with world leaders in Brussels? The six talented finalists of the EDD15 Photo Contest will be invited to attend Europe’s largest development forum, European Development Days 2015 on 3 & 4 June where their photos will be exhibited and they will have the opportunity to meet key actors in development and share their ideas for our future!.

Each year, the production of food contributes to various strains on the environment, including water shortages, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and pollution. Small farmers are losing their lands and livelihoods to large-scale farming, and soaring food prices in recent years have posed additional threats to food security. Currently, there are still 870 million people who do not have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. Last but not least, food plays a central role in family, social and religious life, shaping people’s identity and culture. What is your vision of how food will affect our future? This year, the European Development Days invites you to have your say on these pressing issues. By participating in the OUR FUTURE IS ON THE TABLE Photo Contest, you can show Europe how what we eat affects the world we live in with an original photo and caption. One winning photo per continent will be selected and the six finalists will get to share their thoughts with leaders from around the world at the 2015 edition of European Development Days in Brussels. Good Luck!

Eligibility

To enter this contest you must be between the ages of 15 and 25 at the time of entry. Entrants from all countries and territories are welcome to participate in the competition. All photo entries must be submitted with captions and texts in one of the 5 official contest languages: English, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish. You must supply full details as required by the registration form, and comply with all rules to be eligible for the prize(s). No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.

Prizes

There will be six (6) finalists, one finalist from each continent. The prize to be awarded to each finalist is a trip to Brussels in order to attend European Development Days on 3 and 4 June 2015 (accommodation, travel and a stipend for incidentals will be covered). For finalists under the age of 18, arrangements (including accommodation, travel and a stipend for incidentals) will be made for an accompanying parent or guardian. Finalists based outside the European Union who will require a visa to travel to Brussels are responsible for securing their own visas and should begin this process immediately after having been notified that they have won. The European Commission will assist by providing the necessary documents for the visa application.

EDD15 Winner

For the winner of the EDD15 vote during the conference, the prize to be awarded is a trip to the World Expo in Milan in October 2015 (accommodation, travel and a stipend for incidentals will be covered). If the winner is under the age of 18, arrangements (including accommodation, travel and a stipend for incidentals) will be made for an accompanying parent or guardian. If the winner is based outside the European Union and requires a visa to travel to Milan, they will be responsible for securing their own visa. The European Commission will assist by providing the necessary documents for the visa application. By submitting your photo entry, you agree to take part in any contest publicity if asked to do so. The prize may only be taken as stated and cannot be changed. There will be no prize substitutions. No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash.

How to apply?

Upload your original photo and caption onto our Facebook page through Woobox. Each photo should be accompanied with a short caption up to 140 characters, as well as a short story up to 1,500 characters explaining your shot. There will be six final winners: one per continent. The winners will be selected through online votes and an independent EDD jury. If you take one of the six winning photos, you will get to participate in the EDD15 and share their thoughts with leaders from around the world in Brussels. Are you up for the challenge?

Read our rules and regulations and click here to submit photos.

For more information please visit the official website.