Welcome to the second month of the photography competition, where we launch a word or a theme around Portugality and you let your imagination flow around it.
For the month of March our word is:
DISCOVERY ~ DESCOBRIMENTO (des.co.bri.men.to [dəʃkubriˈmẽtu]
You may have seen our roundabout symbol, our armilar sphere. Well, this and other breakthroughs come from the Discoveries times.
Discovery can be defined by the action or process of discovering or being discovered., but for Portugal and the Portuguese people, the Discoveries also mean a period of economical prosperity and advancements in science, which in general make us proud. The Discoveries were a period, between the XV and XVIII centuries, where the Portuguese have made maritime expeditions towards unknown continents and have established important new ways of trade between the East Indies, the American continent and mainland Europe.
Most importantly the Discoveries represent, for us, a sense of pride in the way that these people have left their homeland, in nutshell-sized boats looking for something new, something exciting. Similarly to what most of us are doing at the JRC. Getting out of our comfort zones and using the scientific method to discover something new, for a greater good.
So. This month, the subject for your Photography is "DISCOVERY". A broad theme that can mean so much for so many. From the eyes of a child or the mind of a scientist.
We are eager to receive your ideas.
Send your pictures to JRC-SEMESTRE-PT@ec.europa.eu with [Photos] in the subject of the email.
To learn more about the rules and general information on the competition, go the main site HERE