Submission Deadline: June 27th 2017
Enter the EU in my Region Blog Contest and win a trip to Brussels for some journalism training
Write a blog post in any language about any EU-funded project by 27 June and you might be one of four Winners invited to the European Week of Regions and Cities this October as a fully accredited journalist, with training in mobile and storytelling-based journalism thrown in.
How to Enter:
As in last year’s competition, all you need to do is:
- write and publish one blog post about any EU-funded project
- email your post’s address (URL) to us before 27 June, 2017
We’ll accept up to 60 posts submitted by the deadline which meet the rules. Editorial independence is guaranteed. If you don’t have your own blog, no problem: we’re looking for interesting pieces on one of our projects, wherever it’s published. See also below: How do you define a blog post, and how many can I enter?
We will translate your post into English (if necessary), republish it here and promote it via our social channels (Facebook, Twitter) using the #EUinmyRegion hashtag.
All posts will be judged by an independent jury. Their scores will be combined with the amount of web traffic and social shares each post receives to choose three Winners (see last year’s winners).
The web traffic and social shares will also be used to choose a fourth “People’s Choice” Winner.
All four Winners will be invited to Brussels to attend the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC, 9-12 October 2017), as fully accredited journalists.
- the European Commission will cover all travel and accommodation costs
- you will be able to access all EWRC sessions
- we’ll help organise your programme to meet speakers, other attendees, staff from the various EU Institutions, and more.
Last year, the Winners thought it was a great prize (see video interview), but this year it’s better, as Winners will also attend training sessions in Mobile and Storytelling Journalism, both before (October 8) and during the event. And while you’ll need to bring your own phone, you’ll keep the other kit (see Storytelling training for Winners).
The organizers hope all Winners will use these new skills to create and publish posts and videos during and after the event, as we’ll also translate, publish and promote up to three such posts per Winner.
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