Monday, September 29, 2014

Education : Photo Competition for Young Europeans - Berlin Wall





Photo contest for young Europeans

"Are you a young European? Are you a photo enthusiast? Do you think Europe can be ‘Instagrammed’?"

Those are the right words to motivate students to participate. They love Instagram, photos, and of course be European.

Well, Storyhousepro.org has launched a 10 month-long photo competition for young Europeans on Instagram

Since January to November 2014, they are annoucing a new monthly theme  on their Facebook and Instagram profiles.



Photo contest Berlin wall fall


This month’s theme of September, for the YOLO Instagram photo competition for young Europeans is out!


To enter the contest, post up to five cool recent pictures of the Berlin Wall or simply show us how you connect with this anniversary. Special hashtag #anniversarygoesinsta.


All the monthly winners will be invited to Brussels in December to see their photos exhibited at the European Commission and for a free tour of the European institutions. The overall competition winner will also be invited to visit the production set of the ‘YOLO – Das große W’ show in one of the EU countries.

September is the "25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall and the iron curtain" - post up to five cool recent pictures of the Berlin Wall or simply show us how you connect to this anniversary using the hashtag #anniversarygoesinsta



Berlin Wall fall


Some history facts to the young students:

9 November 2014 will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To honour this major anniversary, a series of special events and museum exhibitions are planned to take place throughout the city, focusing on the division of Germany and Berlin, the Cold War, and the peaceful revolution leading to reunification.


One of the main highlights will be happening on the weekend around 9th November: Along the former course of the Berlin Wall a new temporary Berlin Wall will be built with thousands of white balloons. It is going to run right through the city centre and it will be illuminated. If the weather is good enough this wall can even be seen from outer space.


Visitors to Berlin have many choices to experience the history of the wall and what it meant to the city and the people of Berlin. These include a GPS-guided walking tour on the trail of the Berlin Wall, guided or self-guided bicycle tours on the Wall path, visits to underground Berlin, former watch towers, Wall memorials, The GDR Museum, or a drive into the East of the city in an original GDR Trabant car.


Terms & Conditions :
Who can participate?

  • All residing EU nationals and nationals belonging to countries with EU candidate or potential candidate status (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo,Iceland, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey)
  • Age limit: 30 years old maximum.
Themes :

To enter the contest, participants must post up to five cool recent pictures of the Berlin Wall or simply show how they connect with this anniversary

Each participant may send a maximum of five entries on Instagram per monthly competition.

Entries should be original and not contain insults or copyright infringements of any kind.

Special hashtag : #anniversarygoesinsta

Rules: http://bit.ly/1bGovvd

Deadline :
The deadline is 15th October 2014.

The competition was launched by the 3 hosts of the RTL youth show 'YOLO', Cecilia KnodtLukas Wandke and Natalia Höppner and runs every month til November!

Prizes : 

All the winners will be invited to Brussels to see their photos exhibited, and the overall winner will be invited to visit the production set of the YOLO - Das große W show- so get your entries in now!
For some inspirational ideas, go on the website Visit Berlin Convention and choose the right activiy.

Winners :

All the monthly winners will be invited to Brussels in December to see their photos exhibited at the European Commission and for a free tour of the European institutions. 
The overall competition winner will also be invited to visit the production set of the ‘YOLO – Das große W’ show in one of the EU countries.



Berlin Wall fall

Education :

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. It would be interesting if teachers talking about the event, motivate the students to understand the reason of the Berlin Wall and its fall 25 years ago.

The contest could be a creative actvity to introduce in different curriculum or even better as a cross-curricula project.

Targets : All levels 

Curriculum : History ; Geography ; Languages, Arts (Photography).

Send in your entry today !

G-Souto
30.09.2014
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Resources (different countries) :

The German Historical Museum, the major exhibition The War 14-18
http://www.dhm.de/en.html

Bibliothèque de France : La Guerre 14-18
http://expositions.bnf.fr/guerre14/index.htm

First World War Centenary
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/first-world-war-centenary

Mission Centenary 14-18 USA
http://centenaire.org/en/dans-le-monde/first-world-war-centenary-commemorations-united-states

The Centennial Commemoration of The United States in World War One
http://worldwar-1centennial.org/

Imperial War Museum London: The Holocaust Exhibition
http://www.iwm.org.uk/exhibitions/iwm-london/the-holocaust-exhibition

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
http://www.ushmm.org/

Musée de la Guerre Canada
http://www.museedelaguerre.ca/cwm/exhibitions/guerre/home-f.aspx

Portugal 14-18

Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal : Diário da Grande Guerra

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