The GUE/NGL Group is calling on photographers across Europe to pick up their cameras to tell the real story of the crisis.
Whether we are talking about healthcare, women’s rights, social protection or war-mongering, EU leaders’ neoliberal austerity agenda is omnipresent.
From demonstrations, actions, and strikes to alternative ways of living, what forms of resistance are you aware of? How are austerity measures affecting your community? Show us the hope as well as the despair.
Whether you capture the loud and colourful moments or those snapshots of life often hidden from view, we want you to get creative and shoot the crisis in a way that tells just one of the millions of stories unfolding daily amid the clamorous turmoil of our fast-changing and troubled continent.
How to enter the competition:
1 – Simply send your photo in high resolution (min 1500 x 1500 max 5MB) to email@example.com
2 – Remember to include your full name and where you are from.
3 – You should also add some text to explain where and when the photo was taken and any other thoughts you want to share with us about the photograph that you think are relevant.
Terms & Conditions:
The competition is open to photographers everywhere over the age of 18 (except GUE/NGL staff, MEPs, assistants or their families).
Only one entry per participant is allowed.
Submission deadline: 31 January 2014.
Selection: An initial selection of 10 finalists will be made by the GUE/NGL Secretariat before a public vote is held through our Group’s Facebook and before the final decision is taken.
Prize: The finalists’ photos will be exhibited in the European Parliament in March and the winner will win a trip to Brussels or Strasbourg.
GUE/NGL – this abbreviation stands for Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left. We are a group of 35 Members from 13 European Member States and 18 political parties.
We are fighting for more and better jobs and educational opportunities, for social security and social solidarity, for a respectful way to deal with our earth and its resources, for cultural exchange and diversity, for sustainable economic development and for a consistent and strong peace policy. These must constitute, from our point of view, the ultimate goals of the European integration process.
We see it as our mission to make the European Union more human, more transparent and more tangible. We want more direct democracy and active participation by citizens. The European Union must become a project of its people and cannot remain a project of the elites. We want equal rights for women and men, civil rights and liberties and the enforcement of human rights, and we fight for an end to fascism and racism.