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#DiscoverEU photo & video #Competition - Rules,Terms and Conditions


#DiscoverEU photo & video #Competition - Rules,Terms and Conditions


Take part in the DiscoverEU Competition and get a chance to win nice prizes. The central theme of our competition is:

Expand your comfort zone with #DiscoverEU, even if at home!

September theme: EUScapes! From cool cityscapes to beautiful country scenes, there are countless options to put you in with the chance of being one of our winners!

How does it work?

The competition will run from 1 July to 28 February 2021

To take part in the competition, follow these steps:

1.     Share your photo or short video (max. 15 seconds) on your public Instagram 
2.     Add the #DiscoverEU and #Competition hashtags in your post.
3.     Tag the European Youth Instagram account @european_youth_eu on the photo or on the social media post
4.     Fill in the survey at: https://europea.eu/youth /discovereu/competition/consent (you will need your application code for that, it can be found in the email you received right after applying to DiscoverEU)
5.     Ask your friends to 'like' your photo/video

Your photos and videos will be moderated before they are displayed on the European Youth Portal. This may take up to 24 hours during the week, and the weekend entries will be moderated on Mondays.

If your videos and photos meet the above-mentioned criteria, you could become one of the #DiscoverEU monthly winners!

How will the winners be selected?

The competition is only open to the young people who applied to one of the #DiscoverEU application rounds in 2018 and 2019 (selected and non-selected participants).

The 20 most popular entries having received the most like will go to the next round, as well as up to 10 ‘wildcards’. Then, a professional jury of photography and social media experts will select up to 10 winning photos/videos. The most visually original and creative will win.

Up to 10 lucky winners will be chosen each month, which means July, August, September, October, November and December 2020 as well as January and February 2021!

The monthly winners will be contacted by ICF Next who is managing the prizes for this competition on behalf of the European Commission. Participants should keep an eye on their incoming messages and make sure they reply within 7 working days to the message sent by ICF Next. With no reply from them, another participant will be chosen as a winner. Then, the winners will be publicly announced by name on the following social media platform(s): Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What are the prizes?

Each winner will receive a prize worth of 100 EUR!

The winners will be announced in the beginning of each month on European Youth’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Just for you to know…

Be original. You must be the sole author and owner of the copyright to the photo/video you submitted.

Ask permission. Don’t take images of private persons without their consent. No children should be recognisable in the photo.

Don’t over-edit. Basic cropping, colour correction and retouching are acceptable. Special effects, computer-generated images and other heavy modifications should be avoided.

Stay safe. Do not put yourself or others in danger when making your photo or video.

There is no limit to the number of photos/videos you submit. But know that you can only win 1 prize in the DiscoverEU competition.

If you want, you can always delete your post. If you do, your post will be removed from the European Youth Portal. You can also request through the portal to have your post removed.

We have the right to disqualify any photo/video if we have reasons to believe that you have not followed the rules of the competition.

By participating in the DiscoverEU Competition, you also give consent to the European Commission, to use your photos/videos for their own publicity purposes and communication.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Entrants discharge Instagram from any kind of responsibility in relation to this contest.

The organiser reserves the right to change or replace the competition prizes and/or modify the rules and regulations of the competition as and when necessary, without prior notice.

By submitting an image for the competition, the participant will have to fill in a form and actively opt-in in order to be eligible.

A more detailed version of the Terms and Conditions can be found here. For more information about the usage of your data, please read the Privacy Statement.

Need more information?

If you have a question about DiscoverEU, please check the responses in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. If this page does not provide the information you need, please get in contact directly with us by clicking on "Ask us!" We aim to reply to all enquiries within five working days.
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