Saturday 5 July 2014

The Storyboard Competition - 17 August 2014

The Storyboard Competition

We're launching a storyboard competition — let your imagination run wild and build your own story! The winning storyboard will be made into a video!

Can you do better?

The Storyboard Competition provides you with an opportunity to express your creative ideas and/or show your experience with the European Health Insurance Card. Can you come up with an idea for a video that's better than ours?

What you could win:

Three winners selected by a jury will win 1500, 1000 and 500 euro respectively. The overall winning concept will be developed and produced into a video, which will be used to promote the European Health Insurance Card. You don't need to be a pro script writer or animator to enter the competition — all you need is a great, competition winning idea!

What you need to send us

Synopsis of the story (maximum 250 words)

The judges are looking for an imaginative and exciting story.

No need for a grammar exercise but it needs to be clear and comprehensible!


We are looking for a storyboard that presents a story via sketches in a chronological sequence (see an example).

The storyboard:
Has between 6 and 16 illustrated panels
Tells a story that features the European Health Insurance Card
Includes a descriptive written summary beneath each scene, telling us what the scene is about
Can include speech bubbles and/or thought bubbles if needed
Key messages

Your story and images should reflect the idea behind the European Health Insurance Card and convey at least one of the following messages:
Expect the unexpected (when on holiday or travelling in Europe)
EHIC is free of charge (some websites/companies are charging citizens to obtain a card that in fact is and will remain free of charge)
Raise awareness of EHIC among doctors and medical facilities (focus on those giving rather than receiving healthcare)
How to submit your entry

Before you submit your entry, make sure you have read and understood:
the terms and conditions (PDF)
the privacy statement (PDF)

To submit your entry, fill in, print and sign the entry form (PDF), then send us by 17 August 2014:
the entry form
a copy of a valid ID document
the synopsis (in English, French or German)
the storyboard (in English, French or German)

You can submit your entry either by email to empl-europa[AT] or by post at the following address:

EHIC Storyboard Competition
European Commission
DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
B-1049 Brussels

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