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A free Interrail pass opens the door to Europe.

Welcome to the #discoverEUchallenge

We all have a secret place, that cool spot where the magic of Europe is tangible. What’s yours? Take a beautiful picture of it, share it with us and ask your friends to vote for it. If you win, you and a friend will get to discover other amazing European destinations.

This contest is part of the #DiscoverEU initiative led by Manfred Weber from the EPP Group, who wants to give every European an Interrail ticket for their 18th birthday. There’s more to this proposal than just free train tickets; it shows what the European Union is all about: bringing people together. We want to give young people a taste of what it feels like not only to be Slovak, German or Greek, but also European. And what better way than by taking the train?

By participating, we expect you to support this idea. If you win, we ask you to share your journey.

Make it around Europe. Make Europe yours.

How it works:

1. Take an original picture of your favourite part of Europe and make sure to tell us why this place is exceptional. Or share a picture you took earlier, as long as it is yours.
2. Upload it here up until May 21st or on Instagram using the hashtag #discoverEUchallenge. This step enters you into the competition to win 2 of the 10 free Interrail passes.
3. Spread the word and invite your friends to vote for your photo up until May 31st.
4. The winners will be announced on June 14th.

The Prize:

A jury will review the 20 photos with the most votes and select the best 5.
The 5 winners will each win 2 tickets for European travel valid for one month.

Before you submit your entry, here are a few things you’ll need to know::

1. The winners must travel between July 1st and August 15th, 2017
2. Participants need to be EU citizens or legal residents between 18 and 30 years old
3. Winners commit to sharing their travel stories, pictures and videos from their Interrail trip.
4. The #discoverEUchallenge is subject to the terms and conditions

Europe's at your doorstep. Adventure awaits!