27.09.2015EUROPASS VIDEO COMPETITION Guidelines to Participants


The aim of this video competition is to create a short film highlighting the benefits of Europass and celebrating its 10 year anniversary. You can choose any style: documentary, drama, comedy – let your imagination run free!

Any media can be used: illustration, animation, live action… Anything you can think of.

A link to Europass can be obscure: the key to a successful video is that it is memorable and striking enough to make people want to share it to their friends.

Technical specifications of the video

  • Maximum file size: 100mb and video
  • Maximum duration: 180 seconds.
  • Recommended format: MPEG-4 format with MP3 audio; however, MPEG, 3GPP, MOV, AVI, WMV and FLV formats will also be accepted.

Mandatory elements

The video must display the Europass logo at some point. It can be downloaded from here http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/tmp/europass-logo.zip

Prohibited elements

Do not use music or any material that will violate copyright or privacy (read also the Terms and Conditions). For the list of websites that offer Creative Commons Licenced music please refer to the following website http://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos

Who can participate?

Any citizen over 18 years old residing in one of the participating countries:

  • Belgium (Fr)
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Austria
  • The UK
  • The Netherlands

All videos will be reviewed by the selection board, who will assess their compliance with the recommendations, and decide to make them available online or not. All the videos approved shall be visible and available on the Website. In the situation when more than 3 videos from each country are submitted, only the videos selected by the Coordinators of the National Europass Centres will progress to the voting stage of the competition.

How the winners are selected

There will be two winners, one for the popular vote, one for the jury’s favourite. There are also 3 runner-up prizes for the popular vote.

A maximum of 3 videos per country will separately be submitted to a public vote and a Jury vote. Each will choose their top 5 videos to move to the second round of voting. During the second round the top 5 videos from the Jury will be subject to another round of Jury votes and the top 5 public videos will be submitted to a second round of public voting. This final round of voting will decide the Public vote winner and the Jury vote winner.

Important dates

European competition will run from 19.10 until 16.11.2015 midnight CET!

Winners will be announced 10.12.2015!
Read more about Europass here: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/home