First writing competition of the European Solidarity Corps on youthreporter.eu

The online portal youthreporter.eu is looking for the best contributions of the subject “Solidarity – Searching for a definition / Solidarität – Definition gesucht”. Prize money to a total of 2700 Euros will be awarded.

To the rubric.

The dictionary defines solidarity as "a union or fellowship arising from common responsibilities and interests, as between members of a group or between classes, peoples, etc." and "it refers to the ties in a society that bind people together as one". However, what is solidarity for you? Many people want to feel solidarity but what does this mean for you? It was called "tenderness of the people" but how does solidarity feel? How would you describe it to aliens?

Give us an example or send us your definition of it, tell us a story of solidarity: write an article, make a poem or compose a song about it. Explain to us what solidarity is for you. Your opinion is important to us!

Share your direct encounters with solidarity!

The online portal youthreporter.eu is looking for the best contributions of the subject “Solidarity – Searching for a definition / Solidarität – Definition gesucht” in English and German. Young people between 13 and 30 years old from the whole of Europe can to take part in this writing competition 2018/2019 with their own life experiences or made up stories.

How it’s done:

Go to youthreporter.eu and upload your contribution till the 28th February 2019. The contribution should be in German or English. The length should be not more than 6000 characters (including spaces).

If your contribution is new or you have already published is not important. However, if you have already used this contribution for a youthreporter competition then you cannot use it again.

After your contribution is  uploaded to youthreporter.eu your friends and other visitors can see and review it. This will be possible from 1st March 2019 until the 31st March 2019. The contribution with the most positive reviews will win the audience award.

The final selection will be made by an independent jury in April 2019. The decision of the jury will then become public.

Prize money to a total of 2700 Euros will be awarded.

Prizes:

1st prize: 800 Euro

2nd prize: 700 Euro

3rd prize: 600 Euro

4th prize: 400 Euro

Audience award: 200 Euros for the contribution with the most positive reviews.

The Deadline is the 28th February 2019.

Who can take part in this competition?

The competition is open to young people from anywhere in Europe aged between 13 and 30. If you are (or have been) abroad with the European Solidarity Corps, an EVS placement, Erasmus+ Youth in Action or if you’ve completed a youth exchange or another similar project, you are warmly invited to participate. School pupils and university students who have gone on an exchange are also welcome.

Questions?

If you have any questions we would love to answer them. Send them via e-mail to redaktion@youthreporter.eu .

Your contacts at the editorial office are Karoline Becker, Lena Jukna and Michael Sachse