Call for Entries: ECB Euro Video Challenge for Europeans 2017

Call for Entries: ECB Euro Video Challenge for Europeans 2017

Deadline: September 24, 2017

Can you explain economic topics in an entertaining way? Do you like to make videos? Then submit your entries for the Euro Video Challenge 2017. The European Central Bank and the Journées de l’économie (Jéco) are holding a video competition called the Euro Video Challenge. This is your chance to tell your story and show your talent by submitting an original video, no longer than 2 minutes 20 seconds, on an economic topic related to the European Central Bank’s activities!

The European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank of the 19 European Union countries which have adopted the euro. Their mission is to serve the people of Europe by safeguarding the value of the euro and maintaining price stability. They define and implement monetary policy for the euro area and carry out a number of other tasks, including banking supervision.


The individuals or teams that produce the best videos will be invited to attend the award ceremony at the 10th anniversary of the economics conference “Les Journées de l’économie” (Jéco) in Lyon, France on November 9, 2017.

  • First prize for the winning video is €4,000;
  • Second and third prizes of €3,000 and €2,000 respectively may also be awarded subject to the jury’s decision on the quality of the videos;
  • The best videos might also feature on the social media of the European Central Bank and the Jéco!


  • Only residents of the European Union aged between 18 and 30 can participate in the challenge;
  • Videos can be submitted by individuals or teams of two;
  • Women are particularly encouraged to enter the competition.

Selection Criteria

The jury will select the best videos based on the following:

  • Content
  • Communication skills (in particular, the use of visual elements/animations will be considered an asset)
  • Entertainment value


  • Make a video!
  • Tell your story on an economic topic related to the European Central Bank’s activities. It should be presented in an engaging and a simple way, suitable for a young audience that does not necessarily have any previous knowledge of the topic.
  • Videos can be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. They should be in landscape format and should last no more than 2 minutes and 20 seconds. You must also submit the script of the video (maximum 1,500 words).
  • Trouble choosing a topic? Here are some ideas:
    • Why a single currency for Europe?
    • Why not a world currency?
    • Does the value of the euro against the dollar matter?
    • Why is too much debt a problem? Is the problem public debt or private debt?
    • Why is high inflation a problem?
    • Should troubled banks be given public money?
    • What will money look like in the future?
    • Can monetary policy reduce social inequalities?
    • Should workers be more mobile in the euro area?
  • Register for the competition and submit your video by September 24 2017!

For more information, visit Euro Video Challenge.