The EU is commissioning a photo competition as part of it’s European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009:
Since the arrival of the new millennium, our world has increasingly to face global challenges such as demography and the environment, as well as different value systems. The world of today is getting more unstable and unequal. Traditional communities, values and ways of life are disappearing due to economic change and industrial restructuring. Today, Europe and the world are facing a downturn never witnessed since the 1930s. In this time of rapid changes we need to be more flexible and creative and make full use of human capacities. The recovery will clearly depend on creativity and innovation.
Photographers are asked to dig deep in their imagination and provide an original work where they express their vision of a “new world”.
The European Commission is inviting all professional and amateur photographers, photography students and all other talents to submit their photographs to the “Imagine a new world” photo competition. It is open to anyone who is resident of an EU Member State or candidate country or of Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway and who shares our passion for photography. This is an opportunity for you to express what creativity and innovation means to you.
Deadline is 31 August 2009 and further details are here.