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Picture a world without discrimination - EU launches European photo competition for diversity London, 1st March 2007
Students from across the European Union are invited to enter the 2007 'Breaking Stereotypes' photo competition to make a creative statement about diversity and to have the chance to showcase their work in front of an EU-wide audience. The competition runs from March 1st to June 30th, 2007, as part of the EU's "For Diversity. Against Discrimination" campaign and under the umbrella of the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
A total of 9000 Euro prize money will be shared among the first, second and third place winners and their respective colleges, universities or academies. The overall winning design will be printed on flyers to help to spread the positive message of the "For Diversity. Against Discrimination" campaign throughout the EU.
Vladimir Spidla, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, said of the competition: "It is vital that we continue to fight discrimination in the EU, and the 'Breaking Stereotypes' photo competition is an ideal way of doing that. As well as promoting the benefits of diversity, it gives students a chance to showcase their talents to a wide and appreciative audience."
The winners will be selected in August 2007 from a shortlist of 35 of the best entries. All 35 will feature in a touring exhibition that will leave from Brussels and visit the capital cities of the three winners. A glossy catalogue will also be produced with the photographs and information about the artists who created them.
The competition is open to any students registered at a college, university or specialist art and design institution in courses such as photography, fine arts, visual communication, communication design, graphic design, media studies and other related disciplines. A pan-European jury of photographers, young design artists, and design and visual communication experts will select the finalists and winners.
Posters, flyers and information packs will be distributed to educational establishments in March to launch the contest. The 'Breaking Stereotypes' competition will also be supported by PR material and events aimed at young people, as well as a specially developed website providing regularly updated information.
For information on how to enter the 'Breaking Stereotypes' competition, or for more about the Stop-Discrimination campaign and the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All, please visit www.stop-discrimination.info
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