Youth Vote Video Competition 2018: This Time I’m Voting

In May 2019, direct elections for the European Parliament will be held. Since the first direct European elections in 1979, the first international election in history, the percentage of participation in voting has decreased significantly. In 1979 the participation rate was 61.99%, while in the last European elections of 2014 the participation rate was 42.61%. Moreover, younger generations of eligible voters are the most underrepresented constituency. The future of Europe is under construction and the importance of the youth vote cannot be underestimated.

On this basis, the European Dialogues project has launched a competition to promote the chance for young people themselves to be the ones to motivate other young people to vote through the creation of original videos. The time has come to share your artistic gifts and help build the future of Europe.

 University students and/or residents of the Basque Country between 18 and 30 years of age

Create a 60-second video using a mobile phone explaining why the youth vote is important in the European elections

On or before November 30, 2018 send your video to:

First prize: € 150

Second prize: € 50


Before creating, you should get informed. Here are some useful links:

Organization of the European Parliament

Organization and functioning of the European Parliament

Participation in previous European elections

Content: A 60 second video (max), recorded on a mobile device that addresses the importance of the youth vote in the 2019 European elections

Participants: University students and/or residents of the Basque Country between ages 18-30

Authors must send an email with the chosen piece to by November 30, 2018. This e-mail must contain:

  • Subject: Youth vote competition + title of the work
  • Explanatory summary of the work in English and in the language with which the piece has been prepared
  • Video (max 60 seconds): final piece in MP4 format
  • Personal Information: Name, surnames, country, telephone number of the participants and email

Deadline: Before 23:59h on November 30, 2018

Language: Spanish, Basque or English


  • Only one piece will be allowed per author / team
  • Only works that have not been submitted to other contests will be accepted
  • In the event that images of other authors have been used or plagiarism has taken place, the author / team will be disqualified immediately
  • The received works could be displayed and be visible on the web page and social networks of European Dialogues and the European Union institutions
  • Decisions will be taken by an independent jury composed of 3 members

Participation clause and data protection:

By participating in the video competition or accepting any rights granted under it, each participant consents to the collection and processing of personal data by INSTITUTO DE GOBERNANZA DEMOCRÁTICA GLOBERNANCE (‘Globernance’) with CIF V75031526 and registered office at PALACIO DE AIETE, AIETE PASALEKUA Nº 65 20009 DONOSTIA (GUIPÚZCOA), in accordance with the provisions of current regulations on personal data protection, with the purpose of managing the video that has been sent to us for participation in the contest organized by our entity, as well as to take care of queries and to send commercial communications that may be of interest.

In compliance with current regulations, Globernance informs the participant that the data will be kept for the period strictly necessary to comply with the precepts mentioned previously. Globernance informs the participant that it will proceed to treat data in accordance with the existence of a legitimate interest by Globernance. Globernance informs the participant that it will proceed to process the data in a lawful, loyal, transparent, adequate, relevant, limited, accurate and updated manner. Accordingly, Globernance is committed to adopt all reasonable measures so that data is suppressed or rectified without delay when inaccurate. In accordance with the rights conferred by the current regulations on data protection, the participant may exercise the rights of access, rectification, limitation, deletion, at the participant’s request to the postal address indicated above or through email The participant can go to the competent authority to present a claim when considered appropriate. Likewise and in accordance with what is established by Spanish Law 1/1982, of May 5, on the right to honor, privacy, and self image, and whenever not notified otherwise, Globernance has consent to publish the video that is sent to the entity for participation in the aforementioned contest on Globernance web pages and social networks.