Written by Kasia Pająk

Friday, May 31, 2019 is the deadline for submitting entries to the photo contest, organised by the Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) in cooperation with the European Commission. Win a trip to Finland or Greece!

The contest aims to promote the best educational practices in vocational education and training (VET) in EU countries and beyond. It is an opportunity for young vocational students and adults to share their experiences in learning and acquiring knowledge.

Teams of up to four learners in vocational education and training from the European Union, Norway and Iceland are eligible to enter the contest.

Each team should develop an original photo-story, presenting their experiences encountered in the vocational education and training learning process. The project should consist of 3-5 photos accompanied by a commentary (of up to 100 words) explaining the main idea of the photo-story. The photos can present a project developed by students, foreign educational trips, a photo session showing how VET has affected their professional life, etc.


Two winning teams nominated for the main prize will take part in the European Professional Skills Week in Helsinki in October 2019. The award will be presented by EU Commissioner Marianne Thyssen at the closing event.

The jury's special prize for the third winning team will be presented at the International Film Festival in Thessaloniki in November 2019.

The organisers of the contest will cover all costs of the participation of the winning teams and their teachers/tutors in these events (travel and accommodation costs for each trip).


Contest materials

→ Contest rules
→ Application form
→ More information
→ Promotional video