The multimedia competition “Migrants in Europe” is launched today. The objective of the action is to sensitise young communication professionals and the media in general to a more balanced view of migration, a phenomenon that is often reflected negatively in the media. It also aims to bring together the media, migrants and specialists in the area of migration in order to launch a real, informed debate.
To participate, students of art/graphic/communication and journalism schools in all EU member countries and Croatia are to create works in three categories – poster, photos and videos - by June 21. The schools are to submit their students' creations. The entries are judged at national level and the best ones are sent to the European jury that will select 30 finalists and decide on the winners in each category. There will also be a public vote taking place on the competition website.
The schools whose students win in each category or get the public vote will be awarded a prize of Euro 10.000 each to be used for educational purposes.
The ceremony where Commissioner Malmström is expected to give out the prizes is to take place in October 2013 in Brussels, accompanied by an exhibition and seminars.