Photo Camp in Pskov (Russia) from 27 August-1 September 2012

All project managers of Photo Youth agreed in the dates to celebrate the Photo Camp near Pskov (Russia) from 27 August to 1st September 2012 with the participation of 30 children with special needs and teachers from schools partners of Riga, Pskov, Vyborg and St. Petersburg.

The Photo Camp is one of the best activities of Photo Youth and is organized by Pskov partner in cooperation with Riga Lead Partner following the agenda and planning approved in the former partners meetings.

The mission and aim of the Photo Camp is create a photography ambient in a open-air space with many activities, from Fashion photography to how to made video news with a small photo camera, as well excursions and lectures by external experts and staff of the project.

Every evening the teachers and children will upload a edition of best pictures and text to share with the other many children, teachers, supporter and rest of the world to show how they are improving the project to get the best outputs with a book, photo exhibitions and video documentary.

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"Europe in my Region" Photo competition

02-07-2012 "Europe in my Region" photo competition
Would you like to win up to €1,000 worth of digital camera equipment, plus a trip for two to Brussels?  Take part in the ‘Europe in my Region’ photo competition this summer!

The competition will be hosted on the European Commission’s Facebook page. Participants will be invited to enter photos in two categories:

  • ‘My Project’, open to organisations that have benefited from EU regional funding (ie from the European Regional Development Fund or the Cohesion Fund)
  • ‘Eyewitness’, open to anyone living in the EU who spots a project either in their region or when visiting another region.

To take part, all participants need to do is take a photo of a project which includes evidence of EU regional funding (e.g. featuring a billboard, signpost, plaque, etc., with the EU flag and funding information in the pictures). Two winners will then be selected in each category; one by popular vote and one by jury from a selection of the most popular remaining entries. Photos will be judged on their aesthetic quality, creativity and relevance to EU regional policy.

Help us to show some of the great projects around Europe. Follow @EU_Regional on Twitter and the EC Facebook page ( for more news soon. And finally, whether you’re at home or abroad, don’t forget to keep your eye out for projects and your camera at the ready!

Picture: Image from European Comission’s Facebook page