terms of participation
Winners of "Ask Your Grandparents 2" are not allowed to participate in the 'multimedia' category.
copyright and permission to reuse
submission of entries
The deadline to submit your application is 15 October 2018.
The following documents should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Rr. Bardhok Biba, "Trema" Bldg.
Entrance A, 11th Floor, Ap. 36, Tirana
Participants will receive a confirmation by e-mail at each selection stage.
jury and evaluation
The competition will announce 4 prizes:
(3 prizes for each category: essay, multimedia, visual arts and 1 audience prize)
All entries will be evaluated by an independent jury composed of public figures and experts, based on the following criteria:
The winners will be announced on 30 October 2018 during one of the MEMORY DAYS events in Tirana and will receive their prizes from renowned personalities in the fields of media, civil society, politics and culture.
Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture
"Konrad Adenauer" Foundation
Albanian History Educators Association
Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth
In keeping with the tradition, this year's third edition of the"ASK YOUR GRANDPARENTS" competition invites young people aged 15–19 to reflect individually or as a team on Albania's past (1944–1997).
IDMC encourages high school students to explore their creative side by telling the stories they know or learn as they delve into Albania's communist regime and its early years after the transition. Students can share stories from family history, their parents or grandparents' memories, stories from acquaintances regarding their experience or reflect on stories previously heard and read.
Students and competitive teams can compete in any of the following genres:
Under the main theme of #Tell1Story, the students are invited to research, rely on the historical records in the archives and ask as many people as possible what their experience has been.
Your entry may cover stories from:
The "ASK YOUR GRANDPARENTS" competition aims to raise awareness among young people and Albanian society about the importance of getting to know their country's past, because no future is safe when the past is forgotten.
This if the fourth national competition organized by IDMC after "Born in the '90s – Explore the Past, Create the Future" (2015), "Ask Your Grandparents 1" (2016) and "Ask Your Grandparents 2" (2017).