Instagram COP21 Contest "From one shore to another" - Deadline dec, 31! [fr]

Enrolled in middle-school, high-school or university in New England and environment lover ? Take a pic inspired by the theme "water, bridges and shores" and send if before December, 31! Read how below.

D’une rive à l’autre - From one shore to another is the theme of this contest. It enters in the framework of the Paris Conference on Climate change (COP21) happening from November 30 to December 15, 2015.

The Mission culturelle et universitaire française aux Etats-Unis organizes an Instagram photo contest open to all students of French in middle schools, high schools, and university from the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The theme of this contest is “From one shore to another” (D’une rive à l’autre) as one of the major issues in discussion at the COP21 conference is water: our oceans, our rivers, our lakes. Important problems linked to its use will be debated in order to cooperatively find sustainable solutions, and come up with a long term plan for the preservation of this precious resource for the planet.
The bridge, a strong structure, represents a link between two cultures and two communities. It allows us to cross rivers, crevasses and breaches. It erases borders. As a symbol of transition and transformation, it facilitates communication and trade in order to create a new world that is more respectful of the environment.


What do you have to do to participate?

  • Register on Instagram and follow France_in_Boston

  • Take a photo inspired by the theme of the contest : "water, bridges and shores"

  • Publish your photo on your Instagram account

  • Write a short text (140 characters) in French describing the meaning of your photo as it relates to the contest’s them. Mention in your text the location of the photo using the Instagram tool

  • Add: #concoursrives_COP21 and @France_in_Boston

  • Send an email to : by December 31st 2015 at 11:59pm. It should include your full name and the name of your school or university as well as the Instagram username used for the contest

The jury will judge the picture based on the following criteria: 40% of the final score will be on the tecnical and artistic quality of the photo. The last 60% will focus on the pertinence of the image and the text related to the theme.

If your picture is chosen as one of the three best image in your category, you will be awarded with one of the following prizes!
Middle School Level

  • 1st place: $100 iTunes gift card
2nd place: $50 gift certificate for the online French bookstore Albertine

  • 3rd place: Bundle of assorted French books

High School Level:

  • 1st place: $100 iTunes gift card

  • 2nd place: $50 gift certificate for the online French bookstore Albertine

  • 3rd place: Bundle of assorted French books

University Level:

1st place: $200 gift certificate to "La Voile" restaurant in Boston
2nd place: $100 gift certificate to Brookline Booksmith

  • 3rd place: $50 gift certificate to Brookline Booksmith

*The French Mission for Culture and Higher Education in the United States and the Consulate General of France in Boston reserve the right to use the winning photos from the contest in their internet publicity and social media*

Last modified on 02/12/2015

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