The competition was launched with high school debates in Aarhus and Copenhagen on 23 and 24 January, when approx. 1000 students debated EU dilemmas. The debates were introduced by Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen and subsequently moderated by Mads Steffensen, known from a popular Danish radio show. The debates took their point of departure in young people’s daily lives with themes such as education, travel, the environment and food.
Young people have participated in the photo competition through the competition’s mobile application and Facebook page. The deadline for submitting contributions was Europe Day 9 May. By then, a total of almost 3000 contributions had been received. A jury of Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen, Danish EU Presidency Photographer Bjarke Ørsted and Photo Editor in Chief at Daily Politiken Thomas Borberg have selected the winners of the three categories:
- Most artistic and creative photo
- Best connection between photo and comment
- Funniest photo
In addition, the photographer of the photo receiving most votes will also be awarded a tablet in connection with the launch of the photo exhibition showing the 40 best photos. The Danish EU Presidency presents the photo exhibition at The Black Diamond, Copenhagen, on 7-24 June.
The photo competition will, furthermore, culminate in a photo mosaic offered to schools, city halls, libraries and embassies.
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Rina Valeur Rasmussen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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