Generation 1992 Creative Competition

As part of the events surrounding the 20th anniversary of the single market, the European Commission has launched a creativity competition for 20-year olds entitled Generation 1992.

The aim is to encourage reflection and discussion on the role of the single market in young people’s daily lives. By submitting essays, videos, photographs, cartoons or smartphone applications, young European citizens, born between 1 January and 31 December 1992, are invited to express their experiences, stories, complaints and proposals about the European single market to make Europe a better place to live and work.

Participants must choose a theme and a creative format for their contribution:

Thematic categories:

Education and citizenship
Jobs and entrepreneurship
Culture and leisure
Consumers and the environment


• Article (text)
• Video
• Photograph
• Cartoon
• Smartphone application

Each participant can submit up to two contributions, which must be in two different creative formats in one or more of the 23 official EU languages.

Prizes will include tablets, smartphones, cameras, MP3 players and travel passes. They will be awarded on an ongoing basis from April to September 2012. In addition, 4-week internships in the European Institutions as well as in international companies will be offered to winners for each category of the competition. Twenty winners will be invited to take part in the Single Market Week from 15 to 20 October 2012, where they will present their winning entries at the award ceremony.

Deadline: 9 September 2012 12:00 PM CET.

Read here for further details on how to apply.

Key documents
Generation 1992 Creative Competition

European Commission – Directorate General Internal Market and Services
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