Next month on 9 May, the whole of Europe will be celebrating Europe Day and the anniversary of the ‘Schuman declaration’. Speaking in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman (the French foreign minister) proposed a new form of political cooperation for Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.
To celebrate, we have a great new competition that anyone can enter. All you have to do is to look for an object in Europeana that says ‘Europe’ to you. In other words:
“Express what Europe means to you through one of its cultural treasures in Europeana”
How you can enter the competition?
That’s easy! Just look for an object in the Public Domain, tell us why you chose this item and share it with us. You have two weeks to share your pick with us. On Europe Day we will publish the best and most creative shares on our Facebook page. If yours is one of these, then you’re in with a chance to win a Google Nexus 7 tablet!
So how do you win a prize?
The shortlisted picks will be published on our Facebook page and then it will be up to the public to vote for the winners by ‘liking’ them. The top three with the most ‘likes’ will be the winners. Not in the top three? No worries, your pick and story will be featured in a virtual exhibition!
How it works
1. Start by clicking on the link to see all objects in Europeana that are free of copyright are in the Public Domain. You can then refine your search with the search functions on the left.
2. Have you found the object that you think has Europe written all over it? Then start sharing! You can share it with us either via Facebook or Twitter. If you are sharing via Facebook, just follow this link. You can paste the link of the object there, add your description and upload the image in just a few easy steps! When you share your object via Twitter, use our hashtag: #EuropeDayComp.
We’d also like you to write a few words on why this object says ‘Europe’ to you. We are really curious about what the object means to you, and later on we would like to create a virtual exhibition showing a selection of your objects and stories!