Competitions/Call for Applications
Call for works until June 21st 2013
Multimedia Competition «Migrants in Europe»
What is the role of migrants in Europe? The European Commission’s Directorate-general for Home Affairs challenges students over 18, attending art, journalism, audiovisual and communication schools from the European Union and Croatia to enter an artwork into the competition. Works should depict the role migrants that come from outside of Europe, play in European societies.

Migration is a difficult subject to address in times of crisis and high unemployment. It gets a bad press – because migrants are scapegoats for problems; because the migration policies in Europe have not always functioned at their best; or simply because good news and positive stories do not easily gain space in the media nowadays.

The multimedia Competition «Migrants in Europe» aims to give young artists and communicators an opportunity to reflect on the contribution of migrants to the European society today. The Competition should also serve as a first step towards more debate, information and opinion exchange.

The Competition is aimed at students who are over 18 years old and enrolled in art, graphic and communication schools in all EU countries and Croatia. The schools are to present the works in three categories – Poster, Photography and Video. Each school can present one or several works in one or several categories. The works will be judged at the national level and the best works will be forwarded to a European jury that will decide on European winners. A public internet vote will also take place on this website. The authors of the 30 European finalist works will travel to Brussels to attend a prize-giving ceremony with expected participation by Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Home Affairs. The schools whose students win first prizes in the three categories and the first prize in the public vote will receive an award of €10,000 each.

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