Vinyl 2010 is proud to announce the launch of another Essay Competition, this year providing young
people aged 18 to 30 years throughout Europe, and the rest of the world, with the opportunity to have
their say on today’s food and energy crisis, and how they think it can be solved.
ntrants will have the opportunity to win up to €5,000* in this year’s competition, have their essay
published and win the chance to speak at an international high-level event on sustainable
development. (*Note: prizes of €3,000, €2,000 and €1,000 are also up for grabs).
The title of this year’s competition is: “Faced with a food and energy crisis, how can society
improve its well-being?”
Esteemed members of this year’s Judging Panel include Mrs. Nadine Gouzée, Coordinator of the
Task Force "Sustainable Development" for the Government of Belgium and Chair of this year’s
competition, Ms. Selene Biffi, Coordinator of the UN Major Group Children and Youth and Founder of
the Youth Action for Change (YAC) organisation, Dr. Anne-Marie Crétiéneau, Université de Poitiers,
Dr. Mark Whitehead, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ms Leida Rijnhout, Vlaams Overleg
Duurzame Ontwikkeling (VODO), Dr. Ron Van Duin, Delft Institute of Technology and Mrs. Nadia
Weeks, Editor of ENDS Europe Report, UK/Italy.
The competition is being organised with the help of a number of sustainable development partners,
from academic institutions to NGOs. Vinyl 2010 is also delighted to welcome the European web
magazine and community CaféBabel (www.cafebabel.com) on board this year as a distinguished
Commenting on the launch of this year’s essay competition, Vinyl 2010 Secretary General Jean-Pierre
de Grève said: “This is the second successive year in which Vinyl 2010 has hosted an essay
competition. Our first competition enjoyed widespread success with entries from young people all over
Europe and particularly strong representation from the new EU Member States. Within the framework
of our industry’s commitment to sustainable development, we believe that it is important to address
and engage the younger generation and this year we are extending the opportunity for entries beyond
Europe as well”.
For more information:
Chris Welton, Communication and Public Affairs Manager, Vinyl 2010
Tel: +32 2 676 7443, email@example.com
Eva McKeown, Cambre Associates
Tel: +32 2 645 7990, firstname.lastname@example.org