Digital Competition


Meet the Digital Competition Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of our digital competition, who will be invited to our 2017 Digital Democracy Day in October to smooch around Brussels and be pampered by our project team.

We were overwhelmed by the quality of the entries and just wanted to thank everybody who took part. You made some national broadcasting companies look like amateurs!

Reluctantly, we could only pick six winners but, even if you didn’t win, take pleasure in knowing that you made us smile.

Our first winner is Alin Gram from Bucharest, who submitted a very imaginative video with over 90 likes on his Instagram page.  With almost 15,000 followers, he’s on his way to social media legendary status!

Next up is Teodora from Bulgaria, who sent us a story of mobility via her YouTube channel featuring some of the best travel quotes we’ve seen. Besides, we can’t get enough of the catchy music.

Our third winner is Michelle Anne P. Tabirao  (also known as ‘Jeepney Stories’) from Philippines, who provided us with ‘9 reasons to study in Europe’ on her Vimeo account. We look forward to seeing the ‘best version of you’ in our winners’ enclosure.

If you like singing, dancing or playing instruments then you will love our next winner, Yasemin Koyak from Turkey.  She posted this video, which talked us through her Erasmus experience in Germany.  We can’t wait to meet you to find out what’s on all those sticky notes over your wall.

Madalina Todinca from Romania also submitted a video on her YouTube channel featuring what Erasmus gave her.  We’re quite jealous about the cookies and cakes.  Well done, you are our next winner.

Finally, Carola Rivetti from Italy sent us this brilliant infographic via her Instagram account.  If only we’d thought of using something like this to explain our digital competition!

Congratulations from all of us on the Deep-linking-youth project team.

A full list of eligible entries is posted here:

Fraser Henderson, The Consultation Institute

Competition Rules

Participate in our Digital Competition! #DEEPEU


Share your views on studying, working or volunteering abroad and win a trip to Brussels! Send us a video, infographic, picture or other type of digital creation on the topic of youth mobility in Europe.


To participate to the Digital Competition:

  1. Create digital content (eg. video, infographic, etc.) related to youth mobility and the Erasmus+ programme;
  2. Upload your content online through your own social media, youtube channel, etc.;
  3. Inform us that you wish to enter the Competition by completing the following form HERE.

Your entry to the Digital Competition is confirmed only after you receive an email from us with a personalised hashtag you will need to use for distributing your content online.


  • The submitted content must meet the content design eligibility criteria;
  • The entrants must be from age 18 to 35 and from a European country;
  • The digital content can be submitted in English, Croatian or Hungarian from 28 October 2016 to 28 February 2017;
  • Material must be on the topic of EU youth mobility (e.g. learning mobility, Erasmus, EVS, work/study/volunteering abroad);
  • In the event of any dispute regarding the Rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the competition, the decision of the judge(s) shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into;
  • Employees of ECAS or any partner associated with the project and their immediate families, persons connected with the competition/prize draw and their immediate families i.e. prize sponsors, distributors are not eligible to enter the Competition;
  • ECAS reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of the Rules;
  • Prize winners must be available to travel to Brussels in September/October 2017 and be in the presence of a valid EU passport/identity card;
  • Any personal data (except for names) relating to entrants will not be disclosed to a third party without the individual’s consent.


The aim of the competition is to generate appealing digital content on the subject of youth mobility (e.g. studying, working or volunteering aboard).  This might be a video, graphic or any other form of digital content which can be distributed over social media. (For example: a funny video on the problems in Erasmus, an informative video about youth volunteering in EU countries, a provocative picture on youth mobility, etc)

For all content:

  • You cannot advertise a product or a service. If a branded product is showed in the video, the brand must be blurred;
  • You should not use music or other content protected by copyright if you don’t have the rights to do so. You can find free music and sounds for your video in many places (ex. here);
  • Content must be tasteful (e.g. not illegal,offensive, defamatory or target named individuals);
  • Content must be your own work.


  • Video Content: Format preferred AVI,MPG,WMV, suggested maximum length 2 minutes;
  • Picture or infographic: Format preferred JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF;
  • Other types of material: GIF, audio files.


Six pieces of digital content will be awarded the top prize, after the assessment of the jury.

The top prize is an all-expenses paid trip to Brussels (travel, accommodation and subsidiency costs for 2 days; reimbursement up to 900 euros max.) The winners will have the opportunity to meet with Members of the European Parliament and present their work at the Digital Democracy Day 2017 (October 2017 tbc).

Note: If the digital content was created in a group, then only one representative will have his/her travel paid to Brussels.

Apart from the top 6 winners, additional prizes will be awarded for very good digital contents in the form of places for the Citizen Participation University 2017, which will take place in Kunbábony (Hungary) in summer 2017. The prizes include EU travel, accommodation and meals. More details to come.


The jury is composed by the DEEP-linking Youth project partners who will assess each entry to verify that it meets the competition rules and decide on the prize winners.

Entries will be based on the following criteria:

  • Content relevance (ex. related to learning mobility, policy-solving orientation and solution oriented – addressing decision-makers);
  • Production quality (ex. originality of the content in terms of its narrative, use of media, appearances etc.);
  • Outreach (ex. shares, number of views/clicks/likes/etc. and reactions to content on social media).

The jury reserves the right to reject inappropriate content containing hate speech (which includes content that directly attacks people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender or gender identity, or serious disabilities or diseases), violence, etc.

The jury will be applying its Code of Conduct while monitoring and assessing the entries in to the Digital Competition.

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