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Competitions for young people

The European Commission regularly runs competitions on different topics aimed at young people. See below for information on competitions currently open and previous winners.

EYEamHere photo competition

Promotional image for photo competitionThe European Parliament is running a competition for young photographers (aged 18 – 30 years). If you have a creative streak and would like to be a photo reporter for the European Parliament Youth Event in 2016 then this could be for you.

All you have to do is print or reproduce in a clear way the official EYE2016 logo (you can download it here) and take a picture of it. You can be as creative as you like but just make sure that the logo is clearly visible.

Then send the photo and the application form via email to

The deadline for receipt of entries is 28 February 2016 at 22.59 Irish time.

Click here for more information about the competition.


Eurojust Design a logo competition

Competition posterEurojust, the European Union’s judicial cooperation body based in The Hague (Netherlands), has launched a competition for a new logo.

The contest is open to all EU and EEA citizens and to other nationals residing in the EU and legal entities established in an EU Member State or in the EEA. Students of art, graphic design, and architecture are in particular invited to participate in the contest as individuals or as a team of students.


  • 1st prize: €7,000
  • 2nd prize: €2,000
  • 3rd prize: €1,000

All submissions must be sent to with the file name: LOGO2016-EJ- SURNAME-NAME by midnight on 13 January 2016.

Click here for more information about the competition.


Europa Quiz competition

Promo imageThe EuropaQuiz competition was launched to coincide with the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union (31 July to 31 December 2015) and to raise awareness of Luxembourg's role in the EU.

The competition is open to residents of the 28 European Union Member States. The aim is to raise awareness about European integration and the specific role played by Luxembourg in that process, and to provide a testbed for the design of innovative digital tools for knowledge transfer. The quiz is based on the idea of applying gaming techniques to educational resources on the European integration process.

Anyone wishing to take part in the competition can sign up at any point between 3 July and 31 December 2015. Each day, the participants will be invited to answer a multiple-choice question. The questions are based on eight different themes:

  • Milestones in the European integration process
  • Luxembourg and European integration
  • Architects of Europe
  • Places in Europe
  • European symbols
  • European institutions
  • European policies
  • Europe today

The top prize is a trip to Cape Verde (from Luxembourg) for two people. Other prizes include Interrail passes, spa breaks, digital cameras, etc.

Click here for more information about the competition.


Last update: 04/12/2015  |Top