As European countries are starting to ease lockdown measures and some schools are reopening, #CedefopPhotoAward is back for a fifth year to give vocational education and training (VET) learners a chance to have some fun and win amazing prizes.

The award, Cedefop’s initiative to promote excellence in VET across the EU and beyond, offers young learners, as well as adults in continuing education, the chance to showcase their talent.

Teams of up to four VET learners in the European Union, Norway and Iceland are invited to share their VET experience related to green or digital skills in a creative photostory, accompanied by a narrative of up to 100 words, explaining the idea behind their work. Individual entries will not be accepted.

For the first time this year, participants have the option to create an additional short video (up to 60 seconds), highlighting the photostory’s main message.

Prizes include trips to the European vocational skills week 2020 in Berlin or to the 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival, and Interrail tickets.

Two winning teams, accompanied by their teacher/tutor will travel to Berlin in November for the #EUVocationalSkills week main celebrations, where the first prize winners will be announced. A third team will win the Prix du Jury and travel to Thessaloniki for the opening ceremony of the International Film Festival in November. Cedefop will showcase the photostories of the winners and runners-up in exhibitions in both cities.

All learners in the team with the best video will win Interrail global passes to travel for five days within one month in as many as 33 countries. You can win an award for both a photostory and a video, so be extra creative!

In case any/all events are cancelled or conducted virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the winners will be invited to next year’s editions. Read the competition rules for more information.

Applications may only be submitted online by following this link. The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2020 at 23:59 CET.

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