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Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in History News

World War I Photo Contest

World War I Photo Contest

By Media Release

We want to share with our readers the following media release we received recently about a photography competition related to World War I and its centenary observations. July 28, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia, setting events in motion that, thanks to entangling alliances and the desire to capture (or recapture) territories, led to the First World War. Visit World War I Facts and Summary for information on the Great War, plus links to many articles and book reviews from Weider History.

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As part of the commemorations of the centenary of the Great War, the Conseil Général de la Somme is holding a photography competition open to all amateur photographers entitled “The Somme has a Meeting with the World”, from 15 April to 15 September 2014. All inhabitants of the Somme and visitors from France or other countries, who are 11 years of age or older, are invited to enter. This competition invites amateur photographers to compete in four categories. Three photographs will be selected for each of the first three categories, plus one for the special smartphone prize, making a total of ten winners.


This competition reflects the desire of the Department of the Somme to place openness to the world and youth at the heart of the commemorations of the centenary. It enables all visitors to the Somme to express their feelings towards the Centenary projects and events organised in the Department during 2014.
Competition winners will receive travel packages for various destinations in Europe, tablet computers, or E-readers.
The competition’s terms and conditions are available at:

“The Somme Welcomes the World”, is the Somme and its inhabitants’ slogan for a commemoration of the Great War turned towards youth, the world and future.

Please find attached the press release and the leaflet of this photography competition.