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Europe in my region photo competition 2014

Get your camera ready – Your chance to win €1,000 of photo equipment and a trip to Brussels

The third annual ‘Europe in My Region’ Photo Competition takes place this summer and once again aims to raise awareness of projects which have received funding as part of EU regional policy.

As before, the competition is run via the European Commission’s Facebook page. The competition is launched on June 12th and entries will be accepted until Monday 25 August 2014 (at noon).The 100 pictures with the highest amount of votes, plus up to 50 “wildcard” entries (that were not included in the 1st group with the highest votes), are put forward to a jury of 3 photography professionals who will select 3 winners.  The winners will receive their prizes – a trip to Brussels and €1 000 to spend on digital camera equipment -  during OPEN DAYS 2014 in October.

To get more visibility and shares, use the official hashtag of the competition whenever you share your entry on Facebook or Twitter: #EUmyRegion.

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The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) is designated as Managing Authority for the Competitiveness Programme. The funding is delivered through three main spending Priorities:

  • Sustainable Competitiveness and Innovation;
  • Sustainable Enterprise and Entrepreneurship;
  • Improving Accessibility and Protecting and Enhancing the Environment;

In addition, a small percentage of the overall allocation is set aside for programme management, verification, evaluation and publicity activities.