Europe is MORE than you think Award

10/21/2009 12:44
12/09/2009 00:00
THE journalistic competition for young journalists from ALL over Europe One journalistic competition for all of Europe: Young journalists, photographers and videographers are invited to compete for eight prizes in the 'Europe is More Than You Think' Award 2009, launched on 7th September. The award is organised jointly by the Council of Europe and the European Youth Press, the largest network of young media-creators. We are you: Where, how, when is Europe MORE than you think?

We want journalists, photographers and videographers who share our values, to look beyond the headlines which dominate the common understanding of Europe - big government, international finance and trade agreements - and capture the Europe which, all too often, goes unnoticed.

Our challenge to young media specialists is to cut through the stereotypes and received opinion of what Europe is, to show what Europe really stands for and what it means to be European in the 21st century.

For 60 years, the Council of Europe has promoted human rights, democracy and the rule of law. As an international institution, it has sought to bring a human touch to the European agenda, working, for example, to stop the death penalty, improve economic and social rights, safeguard the quality of medicines and end discrimination in all its forms.

The award is open to residents of Council of Europe member states, with the most important rule being that entrants must be aged between 18 and 27. The closing date for submissions is 6 December 2009.

The top submissions will be announced in December 2009. The first prize winners in each of the four categories will receive a 4-day paid visit to Strasbourg, France, to attend and report on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which takes place on 26-30th January 2010.

Second and third prizes are Software packages by Adobe and books.

More information and participation possibility on:
Competition rules:
Entrants must be over 18 and under the age of 27;
Entrants must be legal residents of a Council of Europe member state or Belarus;
Entrants may submit works of radio journalism, written journalism, photography or videography for consideration;
Entrants may submit entries in up to 2 categories;
Entrants must submit projects which are original works and free of copyright restrictions;
Entrants must submit their work in either French or English;
Entrants must submit their projects to the website before the closing date of 6 December 2009;
Entrants must ensure that their projects respect the values of the Council of Europe;
The 4 prize winners will produce content in at least one of the aforementioned categories reporting on the January 2010 PACE session.

European Youth Press: Irina Iurcisin,

Youthmedia: Sebastian Oleanyi

Council of Europe: Francisco Empis

Daria Kaleniuk

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