Competition Announcement and Rules

EU IDEA is launching “Framing Brexit: EU IDEA visual and video award”, aimed at giving the opportunity to young people to express through visual artworks how they are experiencing and interpreting the exit of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU).

After decades of increasing integration among European countries, this is the first time that a country has opted to leave the EU. The UK’s departure, on 31 January 2020, marks an unprecedented twist in the history of European integration, with far reaching implications for the lives of millions of people and those of young generations in particular.

People between 18 and 30 years old are invited to illustrate through artistic creations what Brexit means for them. They can send us their videos, photos or any type of visual artworks representing how they are experiencing and interpreting the departure of the UK from the EU.

Artistic creations can be accompanied by a short written text. Submissions for the award will be assessed by a jury composed of members of the EU IDEA research project and two professionals in the field of visual arts. The jury will nominate two winners, whose work will be widely diffused through all EU IDEA’s dissemination channels. Furthermore, the winners will take part in the final EU IDEA conference in Brussels in December 2021, where their work will be awarded.

Who can participate

The competition is open to anybody between 18 and 30 years old (born between 11 April 1989 and 10 April 2002, included). Anyone can participate, regardless of her/his nationality.

How to participate

You can participate by submitting an original and unpublished artwork on the topic of the award. The artistic creation can be videos, photos or any type of visual artworks composition. It can be accompanied by a short written text no longer than 2500 characters, including spaces.
It must be submitted in the following formats:

  • Text: PDF (max. 5MB)
  • Images: JPG o PNG (max. 30MB)
  • Video: MP4, 1920×1080 pixels, 25fps, max length 5 minutes (max. 200MB).

The artwork files must be submitted with the completed Registration Form (download the PDF file).

Language: English.

Upload your artworks using a file transfer program (e.g. Wetransfer or Send Anywhere), copy the link into the email and send the email to info@euidea.eu no later than 12:00 midnight of 15th October 2020.

The email must indicate “Framing Brexit: EU IDEA visual and video award” as its subject.

Selection of winners

A jury made up of members of the Executive Board of the project and two professionals in the field of visual arts will review all submitted artworks. Two winners will then be selected by the end of November 2020. Only the winners will be notified of the final results.

The names of the winners and the artwork that they have submitted will be published on the project’s website and various social media platforms.

The winners will have to produce evidence of having the previously indicated requirements (see “Who can participate”).

The prize

A wide diffusion of the works of the two winners will be guaranteed through all the EU IDEA dissemination channels. The winning works will be awarded and presented publicly during the final conference of the project in Brussels in December 2021. Travel (economy fares) and accommodation (2 nights) costs will be covered by the project.


By participating in this competition, all authors authorize the total or partial publication of their artworks in the EU IDEA project’s various publications, and give their consent to be photographed or filmed during award events organized by EU IDEA.
Participation in the visual award implies acceptance of these rules, and anything not expressly established by the rules will be subject to the jury’s final decision.
The above rules are subject to possible variations. In the case of eventual unforeseen circumstances, the Executive Board of EU IDEA may make changes or additions in the interest of upholding the quality of the Award, while nevertheless maintaining the spirit of its aims.
In accordance with EU Regulation 2016/679, the organiser declares that treatment of the personal data of all participants will be solely for the purposes of conducting this competition.