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Daily Poll: Are you stoked for World Youth Day?

KRAKOW, POLAND – JUL 26, 2015: Flags of World Youth Day 2016 at the Main Square . Krakow will held WYD 2016 in July 2016 organized by Roman Catholic Church in Krakow

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The Daily Catch - published on 07/19/16

Hashtag #KrakowtoRome to enter
Hashtag #KrakowtoRome to enter

World Youth Day is around the corner and the anticipation is building as more than 2 million are expected to attend this year. Aleteia is giving you another reason to be excited it present a contest, called #KrakowToRome, that all World Youth Day participants may want to check out:

World Youth Day participants aged 18 and up have a chance to win both international recognition and a trip to Rome if they manage to shoot the best photo or video while there, and share it on social media during the events. […] From those finalists, two winners will then be selected — one for photo, one for video — by an international panel of judges, headed in the Photo category by renowned photographer, Wojciech Grzędziński, and in Video category by the film director, Patryk Vega.

In case you’re a little rusty on your camera-work, we’ve also got a sweet set of tips written by one of the judges, Wojciech Grzędziński, to help you do your best. We’re not saying that this is a list of things he will look for in his deliberation, but it couldn’t hurt.

This could be a big opportunity for a young person interested in the business of visual recording and a fun exercise even for people who don’t spend that much time behind a camera.

It would certainly add to the thrill of the experience, particularly if you made a game of it with other WYD attendees — one that encourages you to explore your surroundings and capture the beauty of a moment, instead of catching Pokemon and possibly missing something great. What do you think?

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