Cedefop photo award 2019

Vocational education and training: Tell your story

Take part in the #CedefopPhotoAward 2019 competition for a chance to win trips to Helsinki and Thessaloniki.

If you are a group of vocational education and training (VET) learners in the European Union, share your experience and tell your VET story.

Story examples: a project you have developed; a mobility experience abroad as part of your vocational education and training; VET’s influence on your life.


The first and second prizes will be a trip to Helsinki for the two winning teams and their teacher/tutor to take part in the European vocational skills week gala dinner and award ceremony on 17 and 18 October 2019.

The Cedefop prix du jury will be a trip to Thessaloniki for the winning team and a teacher/tutor for the opening ceremony of the Thessaloniki international film festival on 31 October 2019.

Cedefop and the European Commission will cover the cost for the participation of the winning teams and their teachers/tutors in the events (travel expenses and accommodation for each trip).


Teams of VET learners in the European Union, Norway and Iceland consisting of up to four members are asked to produce an original photo story of four to five photos, and an accompanying narrative of up to 100 words. Entries must be submitted online via the following link:


Read the detailed terms and conditions at:


The three winning and 17 runner-up entries will be posted on Cedefop’s Instagram account under the hashtag #CedefopPhotoAwardpted!

The competition ends on 31 May 2019 at  23:59 CET (deadline for submission of the photo stories). The three winning and the selected runner-up photo stories will be exhibited at the Thessaloniki international film festival (31 October to 10 November 2019) and during the European vocational skills week in Helsinki (14 to 18 October 2019).