16  04  2008

Intercultural Dialogue, Contest

“Imago Europae” 2008

On the occasion of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, Europe Direct Firenze (relay of the EU’s Europe Direct information and communication service), together with Nerbini Publishing House, promotes the first edition of Imago Europae Contest, a multidisciplinary competition.

The competition is divided in three sections:

1. With the Words: novel and short story

2. With the Eyes: photography

3. With the Ideas: gadget design

The purpose of Imago Europae 2008 is to focus on the importance of intercultural dialogue in the following themes: discrimination and social exclusion, racism and xenophobia, asylum and integration of immigrants, human rights and sustainable development. The contestants should inspire their works to the above themes and offer an original contribution both in terms of the specific section chosen (literary, artistic and design) and the European dimension of intercultural dialogue as essential step in the process of European integration

Anyone is free to participate, if he/she is at least 16 years old and resident in one of the EU member states or one of the Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey). Participants may choose to register in one or more sections, but he/she is allowed to send only one work per section.

The winner of each category will receive a prize of 500 euros.

The works must be sent only and exclusively by e-mail to no later than May 6, 2008 and must be accompanied by the entry form. Regulation, entry form and any further information: