The campaign "Cultures on my street"
How many times have you walked down a street in your neighbourhood and wondered just how so many different people came to live together in this particular place? Everyone has a story. Now that the borders within Europe are fading, people from an even greater mix of cultures and backgrounds are coming together, mingling their voices in an ever growing dialogue of their unique stories and experiences.
As Europe grows together in its diversity, the European Commission challenges YOU to capture your vision of intercultural dialogue and share it with the world in the competition "Cultures on my street". All European residents, regardless of age or origins, are invited to participate. It's as easy as grabbing your camera and stepping outside the front door.
Inspiration for the theme could be found in the fields of education, religion, migration, science, culture, minority groups or youth. And remember, there are no borders to your imagination, so feel free to explore the possibility of retouching and editing your photos, or making photo collages and montages.
Voting and winning
Everyone who visits the official competition website has the chance to cast their vote for the photo they feel best captures the idea of Intercultural Dialogue. So after you've submitted your photos, tell all of your friends and family to check out your work … and vote you to the top!
A jury made up of established artists, leaders on intercultural dialogue issues and representatives of the European Commission will also select three photographers, recognising the creativity and technical quality of the photos, as well as the photographers' ability to portray the theme of intercultural dialogue. The jury will review all submissions and select the winning entries at the end of June.
The 1st prize is a professional digital EOS 5D camera from Canon with a 24 -105mm zoom lens. The first prize winner will also be rewarded with a trip to three European capital cities (2 days per city, for 6 days in total).
(The first prize has an equivalent value of approx. €5,000)