"Participation in Society" the EUPA Photo Story Competition with EUR 500 of prizes to be won.

We want you to tell us stories about Participation in Society. Point, shoot, narrate and motivate others with your creative work. There are EUR 500 in prizes to be won. Competition ends 14th September 2012 so get snapping!

The EUPA has launched a photo story competition as part of its campaign to raise awareness about the Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action programmes and the opportunities these programmes provide for EU citizens of all ages.

The theme of the competition is Participation in Society.

Members of the public are being invited to enter this competition and put their creativity and cameras (or mobile phones) to the test and explore the myriad of storytelling possibilities which are provided by photography. Competitors are free to interpret the theme of ’Participation in Society’ as broadly as they like and the participation portrayed can be active or passive, deliberate or spontaneous in nature.

Photo stories are to be presented as slide-shows consisting of a sequence of FOUR to SIX digital photographs. Each image must be linked to another in a logical manner. The aim should be to tell ONE complete story. Each image in the photo story can be supported by a caption (maximum of 160 characters) but the story must be understandable even without the captions. Clarity and simplicity are essential, because the photo stories need to be understood by everyone and not just art enthusiasts.

Everyone has heard the famous phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words”, now is the chance for budding storytellers and photographers to use pictures to tell a story, a story that will motivate others to take action and participate in society.

Some ideas of sub-themes to focus on are:

The main theme of the photo story competition is “Participation in Society” and you may want to submit entries linked to one of the following sub-topics: inclusion, diversity, active ageing, solidarity between generations, active citizenship, participation in the democratic process, volunteering, cross-border projects and exchanges, discovering new cultures and entrepreneurship.

The above is only a set of guidelines to help get the creative juices flowing.

€500 in prizes to be won

Application Form, Terms & Conditions here 

For more information call: 25586130 or email: eupa@gov.mt

Closing date for entries has been extended to Friday 14th September 2012 (noon)

This initiative is funded with the support of the European Commission (Directorate General Education and Culture).