"40 Years of Greece in the EU - Democracy and Values: Creating - Writing Digitally"

We would like to inform you that, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Greece's accession to the European Union, the Ambassadors Teachers4Europe Ioanna Kampourmali (Central & Southern Sector of Athens), Fotini-Vassiliki Slot Machine (Western Sector of Athens), Fani Athraki Dimitris Rammos (Southern Sector of Athens), in the framework of their actions to achieve the goals of the Erasmus + ΚΑ3 2018 - 2021 program –policy making- entitled “Teachers4Europe: Setting an Agora for Democratic Culture”, announce a Student Creation Competition for the month of February 2021 of the school year 2020-2021 with the theme "40 Years of Greece in the EU - Democracy and Values: I Create - I Write Digitally".

This competition is addressed to students of Primary Education of the Central, Western and Southern Sector of Athens, Piraeus and Corinth, areas in which the above Ambassadors Teachers4Europe are activated as the Organizing Committee of the competition, as well as the collaborators Ambassadors Teachers4Europe Konstantinos Kotsidis and Ioannis Lazaridis (Southern Sector of Athens), Georgios Destes and Victoria Katsigianni (Piraeus), and Vaia Manoli and Ourania Sarri (Corinth).

The competition is a trigger for teachers (Teachers4Europe candidates) and their students to gain knowledge on relevant topics, such as the historical path of Greece's accession to the EU, the resulting benefits, European values ​​and their importance for the daily life of EU citizens etc., to think, discuss and express themselves creatively regarding key areas of reflection, such as:

  • What do "democracy" and "democratic values" mean within the European Union?
  • How do democracy and European values ​​shape the daily life of Greeks?
  • What changes have taken place in Greece since its accession to the European Union?
  • How do these changes affect the daily life of Greeks?
  • What should each of us do to contribute to the formation of a Greece worthy of European values?
  • How would a child want his life and the world to be based on European values?

Depending on the class they attend, students who wish to take part in the competition can participate individually (due to the special conditions of the pandemic and in order to comply with the measures to protect public health) with their projects in one of the following categories:

  • Category A: Kindergarten and Primary School
  • Category B: B 'and C' Primary
  • Category C: D ', E' and S 'Primary

Participants are invited to submit their original works in digital format. These works can be written texts or artistic creations. Depending on the type of creation they choose, the works of the participants can be:

  • Written text (eg poem, short story, historiography, article, etc.) or
  • Poster or
  • Digital painting or
  • Digital comic

Please note that:

  1. All creations should be original and no material from other creators (eg photos, images, drawings) should be used.
  2. The digital nature of the works is mandatory, and lies in the fact that these works may have been created with digital technological means (eg use of digital tools, Word programs, Powerpoint, digital camera, etc.) or be digital in the final their format (eg convert Word to PDF, save project to electronic media, etc.). Therefore, basic tools for the expression of students should be the computer and, depending on the type of creation (writing-artistic creation) the written word, the image, the moving forms, the sounds etc. λπ.
  3. In case images, photos, etc. are used. depicting other persons, the approval of these persons must have been obtained before using the material in question.
  4. In the case of articles, short stories and historiographies the length of the texts will not exceed 1,000 words.
  5. In the case of posters, paintings and comics, these can be created on paper or other material in paper sizes up to A4, and scanned or photographed in high resolution. They can also be designed in a digital design program with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels in pdf, jpeg or png format.

The competition will be held from 01-02-2021 to 28-02-21, which is the deadline for submission of works (time 24:00). It is very important that the participation in the competition is the result of the allocation of at least one teaching hour. Contestants can create their work either during the lesson (if circumstances allow) or at home as a homework assignment.

The projects should be sent as a result of the study of the subject by the teachers or by the parents / guardians of the students themselves to the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The digital form of the project to be submitted (eg pdf, png, etc.) should be saved in English with: student's name, teacher's name, school school department, e.g. petropoulos_katsigianni_34dimotiko peiraia_A1. Depending on the type of work, these can be submitted as attachments to the message or as links (if they are posted on a website). The message with which a project will be sent should include the following Application Form completed and signed by the parents / guardians of the participants in the competition. The signing of this Declaration by the parents / guardians is also the written consent of the parents / guardians for the participation of their children in the competition and, in case of an award, for the publication of the student's work and data electronically on the official website and in the official social networks of the program.

Registration form: https://teachers4europe.eu/files/dilosi-simmetoxis-feb2021.doc

The evaluation of the projects will be done by the members of the Organizing Committee. Two (2) projects will be awarded from each Category. The evaluation criteria are: 1. Thematic relevance 2. Originality 3. Aesthetic quality and 4. Creativity. The winning projects and the names of the winners will be posted on the official website and social networks of the program.

In case any participation does not meet the conditions of the competition will be excluded.

Finally, it is unreservedly stated that, regarding the projects that will be sent electronically to the Organizing Committee, the Committee will take measures to protect the personal data of the students, and the projects and data of the students will be deleted from the relevant digital file after their evaluation. . Also, all others involved in the competition (parents / guardians, teachers, etc.) must protect the personal data of the participants based on the applicable in the European and Greek personal data protection legislation and the legal framework on intellectual property.

The Organisation Committee: Ioanna Kampourmali, Fotini-Vasiliki Slot Machine, Fani Lazaraki, Dimitris Rammos