Written by Kasia Pająk

Contest applications for the #CedefopPhotoAward can be submitted until May 31, 2019. The contest is organised by the European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) in cooperation with the European Commission.


About the contest

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 relating to learning and acquiring knowledge.

The competition is addressed to teams of up to four learners of vocational education and training from the European Union, Norway and Iceland.

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.

Contest applications can be submitted online until May 31 via the platform (link to the application form below).


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