Europe in my Region - Blog Contest

Launched by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, the contest is inviting anyone, from 18 years old, to write stories about an EU-funded project or programme in their country. Stories can take any form: photo, video, blog post, audio, posts on social media platform, canvas, Twitter threads, etc. Stories must be permanent and public.

How to enter

Participants may enter Europe in My Region Contest by sending an email with a link to the published story to subject “EUinMyRegion Storytelling”.


Participants may submit as many stories as they wish. The European Commission will translate the stories into English (if necessary), send entrants the translation in order to promote them via social channels (FacebookTwitter) using the #EUinmyRegion hashtag.

Selection of winners

All posts will be judged by an independent jury. 
The Jury will be looking for:

  • Insight: does the story tell us something we didn’t know beyond the basic facts of the project being funded?
  • Stories about people: does the story describe the project, or do you tell the story of the people involved in it?


The three winners will be invited to Brussels, Belgium, to join a dedicated programme on communication.

More information

Find out more by visiting the European Commission's competition page.