by Tatjana Hölzl, ICARUS – International Centre for Archival Research
Would you like to be the co-creator of a European Archives online exhibition? Would you like to be part of an international summer camp in Hungary?
If you are between 15 and 18 years old and you are a high school student, you can participate in our multimedia contest “Young Digital Treasures” which is open now! Contest: Young Digital Treasures.Application dates: 1st of October 2021 to 14th of January 2022.
The objective of the contest is for teenagers to make a free interpretation of one archival document about the construction of Europe selected by European Digital Treasures project, through any format that can be sent digitally, whether in words or images, audio or video. It might be a collection of photographs, a podcast, a song, a video, a cartoon, an essay, a poem, a song, a sketchbook… You can choose any of the following documents, tell us about the story it tells you and what your experience is when you approach to it. Even if you don’t think you have something to say, you do. There are stories only you can tell!
The ultimate objective is to build European identity and an active citizenship, bringing young people closer to the knowledge of the historical roots of Europe, of what unites us and what our values are.
The 18 best storytellers, selected by the jury, will be part of an international camp week in Hungary in the summer of 2022, attended by the winners of Norway, Hungary, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Austria. During the summer camp, you will visit and attend a workshop at the National Archives of Hungary in Budapest and then you will travel to different interesting historical places of Hungary where through multiple participatory activities, debates, contests… you will be the co-creator of The Youth European Archives time capsule (you will receive training from specialized archivists to develop these activities).
The objective of the camp is the selection of decisive documents for the understanding of European history to be left in a time capsule of the vision and experiences of the teenagers regarding European Identity and the History of Europe in 2022 for future generations of young people. By working in groups, you will create new products related to the documents selected and disseminate the results using your social networks.
Have a look at the Young Digital Treasures website and take part in the contest here: Young Digital Treasures.
We are looking forward to your applications!