AER “Snapshot: Europe!” photo competition winners chosen in Brussels
Launched this year for the first time, AER's “Snapshot: Europe!” photo competition gave young Europeans the opportunity to express their European identity in all its diversity.
Young participants had the chance to communicate their personal perspective on contemporary topics and display their talent. Moreover, they had the possibility of presenting their native regions to other young people from across Europe.
The competition was open to young people aged 18 to 30 years, active in their regions or involved in AER youth activities such as the Youth Regional Network or Youth Team. Over 160 photos from 44 European regions and 21 countries were received. The winning photographs were chosen on Wednesday.
The photos will be on display until October 15th, at Espace Wallonie in Brussels (25-27 rue du Marché-aux-Herbes, 1000 Bruxelles).
Selection of photo entries:
Category 1: Europe on the move. Migration, integration, stereotypes.
Category 2: European identity? Values, diversity and cultural dialogue.
Category 3: Europe tomorrow: sustainable development, ecology, environment.
“These are very difficult themes to find good images. But I was warmly surprised by the quality. Entrants took initiative and saw beyond the aesthetic values of the images they captured. I enjoyed how some dared to cross the borders of originality,” said one of the competition judges, Nabeelah Shabbir.
The Assembly of European Regions (AER) is the largest independent network of regions in wider Europe. Bringing together more than 270 regions from 33 countries and 16 interregional organisations, AER is the political voice of its members and a forum for interregional co-operation.