“EU Solidarity Corps _ Occupational Strand photo & video contest” - Terms and Conditions

30/04 2019

“EU Solidarity Corps _ Occupational Strand photo & video contest” - Terms and Conditions

Take part in the #SolidarityContest and have a chance to win a ticket for two people flying to a European city!


Show us what you have experienced during your European Solidarity Corps professional activity and you could be one of the lucky winners!


Who can participate?

The contest is open to young participants who are carrying out or have just completed their job/traineeship in the project.


How does it work?

The contest will start in May and will end in August 2019. You will receive an e-mail invitation to tell your job/traineeship story in the field of solidarity in Europe through texts, photos and videos.

Taking part in the contest is very easy, just replay to this e-mail sending:

  • release forms (including the consent of all the people in the photo)
  • photos (each photo should be of minimum 600 dpi resolution) and videos (mp4 and maximum duration of 5 minutes)
  • a title and a short description using the hashtag #solidaritycontest.

Please note: if your photos and videos files are too large you can use a web service (e.g. Wetransfer)

Starting from June 1st we will publish monthly on the Contest Facebook page the received material by 31st May.

These are the publication dates:

  • June 1st (for materials sent by May 31st)
  • July 1st (for materials sent by June 28th)
  • August 1st (for materials sent by July 31st)
  • September 1st(for materials sent by August 31st)


Be creative! You can describe your story through these themes:

  • skills: what did you learn from this experience? How did it increase your skills for the labour market?
  • challenges: what challenges did you face? How and how much have you grown humanly and professionally?
  • memories: pictures and shots of what you carry with you after the experience (the people you have met, the places you have experienced, etc.)
  • future: how do you see your professional future? Will you continue to work in the field of solidarity?


You can upload one or more photos/videos for each category.


Your photo(s) will be displayed in the public gallery on the Contest Facebook page .

The ANPAL – EURES National Coordination Office team reserves the right to verify the appropriateness of the material sent to decide whether to publish it or not.

N.B.: in order to allow the participation in the contest, all the video and photographic contributions must be accompanied by the signed release form for the use of images and by the author release . You can find these forms here. (link)


How will the winners be selected?

At the end of the contest eighteen winning photos/posts will be selected by counting the likes received within the first month of publication. Thus, for example, for posts published on 1st June, likes received will be counted until the second publication period, i.e. until 1st July.

In addition, a technical jury, composed of the project partnership members will evaluate the photos published by assigning a score from 1 to 5. Each partner may cast only one vote for each post published.

Finally a special guest expert of media and social media (part of the technical jury) will express his/her vote by adding an extra bonus (10 points) to the final score.


The jury’s selection of the 18 finalists will be based on the following criteria: relevance to the Competition theme, creativity expressed, aesthetic quality, and persuasiveness of the posts. Photos/Posts will be judged on content, text and quality.

The final 18 winners selected will be contacted by the ANPAL – EURES National Coordination Office team via e-mail, by September 5th 2019. The first 8 will also be invited as testimonials to the final event of the European Solidarity Corps project to share their stories.


What are the awards?

Winners will receive a flight ticket valid for two people for a European destination. Awards will be communicated by e-mail directly to the winners at the end of the contest.




The protection of personal data is important to ANPAL – EURES National Coordination Office team and the project partners. Therefore:

  • Don’t take pictures of private people without their consent. In case of children ask their parents for written permission.
  • Make sure to obtain, from those who are in the picture(s) you submit, the written consent to publish these pictures on the website(s), Twitter, Facebook of Anpal European Solidarity Corps project.

Here you can find a model of release you can use.

Please respect these rules so that your photos and videos can be considered valid to participate in the selection.

By participating in the #EUSolidarityCorps contest, the winning participants give consent to ANPAL to use photos/videos for its own publicity and communication purposes on local, regional, national and European level about the European Solidarity Corps programme and future programmes.

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter. However, disseminating images/videos through the Facebook project page involves that Facebook acquires a not exclusive license of the uploaded images and access to your personal data as registered user, processing them.  For this reason we suggest you to be informed on the Facebook Terms and conditions.



For more information write to eusolidaritycorps@anpal.gov.it