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Generation 1992 competition marks 20 years of EU single market - 23/04/2012

Join others born in 1992 and submit videos, photos, cartoons, essays or smartphone apps on what Europe’s single market means for your generation. Deadline is 9 September.

Thanks to Europe's single market, we can travel, study, work, live and shop in another country without any great hassle.

Removing hundreds of technical, legal and bureaucratic barriers has also driven economic growth and helped create almost 2.8 million new jobs in the 20 years since.

The Commission wants to hear from people who grew up in this single market, so we're holding a competition, open to anyone born in 1992.

You can contribute by sharing your views and experiences on how it affects your life. Create a video or smartphone app, or send in photos, cartoons or an essay on one of 4 subjects:

  • education and citizenship
  • jobs and enterprise
  • culture and leisure
  • consumers and the environment

Anyone can take part – you don’t have to be an expert photographer, filmmaker or artist. And you can find plenty of practical tips on the Generation 1992 website.

What we're looking for is entries that express your understanding of the single market – what it means to you, and what you expect of it in future.

How to enter

You can submit up to 2 entries, either by yourself or as part of a group, provided they are in different formats.

The deadline is 9 September. But don’t delay as all entries submitted before the deadline are eligible for monthly prize draws.

Judges will choose 20 finalists, who will earn a trip to the awards ceremony in Brussels this October to collect their prizes – Europe-wide railway passes, digital cameras, iPods and shopping vouchers.

The ceremony will be held during a conference in Brussels (15-20 October) to discuss new ways to develop Europe’s border-free area.

The Commission is also planning further proposals for removing the remaining barriers to free movement for people, services and goods in Europe. These will complement 12 priority measures the Commission proposed in April last year.

See the Generation 1992 website, or follow the competition on Facebook or Twitter


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