Mediterranean Youth Photo Contest “Youth and Volunteering”
“Running against AIDS”, taken by Mihailo Rakonjac (volunteer from the Red Cross of Serbia), was chosen as the winner of this year´s photo contest, “Youth and Volunteering”. Maria Teresa Berná Martínez (volunteer from the Spanish Red Cross) with "Atlantis V" came in second place. The winning photos were chosen by a jury following four criteria: adherence to the theme, artistic quality of the photo, and how well it communicated the values of the Red Cross/Red Crescent. The winner was invited to participate in the Mediterranean Youth Camp Atlantis VII in Hammamet, Tunisia during the first week of July. The second prize was a digital camera. All finalists’ photos will be displayed at Atlantis VII and uploaded on the CCM website.
The theme, “Youth and Volunteering,” was chosen in accordance with the European Commission and the United Nations recognition of the International and European Year of Volunteers and Volunteering, as well as the United Nations declaration of 2011 as the International Year of Youth. The contest has been organized by the CCM in order to follow-up with the recommendations of the Mediterranean Conference on the Role of Youth. The goal was to raise awareness on issues regarding the role of volunteering within communities and to help youth realize their potential to create positive change in the world and express themselves creatively.
Youths from 18 to 30 were invited from Mediterranean countries and neighbouring ones to submit photos that expressed ideas of the role of youth as related to volunteering.