Photo Contest

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Between 14 and 20 years  Between 21 and 29 years 

Aksakovo Municipality in Partnership with the Municipality of Setubal (Portugal), Municipality of Igualada (Spain), Municipality of Nughedu Santa Vittoria (Italy) and civil-society organization Bio network association organized a competition for a drawing titled “The Europe, we want to be!”.

The competition is organized within the framework of project “Europe in the Future - Multifaceted and Unified”, co-financed as per program “Europe for Citizens” of the European Union.

The general objective of the project is to foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at Union level by developing citizens' understanding of the Union policy making-process, its history and diversity and promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement.

Contest Regulations

1.Right Of Participation

Right of participation will have European citizens between 14 and 29 years of age.

The competition will be held in two age categories: 

  • between 14 and 20 years
  • between 21 and 29 years.

Individuals below 18 years of age can take part with the consent of their parents or legal representatives.

2. Topic

The competition for photo “The Europe, we want to be!” is related to direction Democratic engagement and civic participation in program "Europe for Citizens" . The program “Europe for Citizens” for the period 2014-2020 is an important tool which aims the 500 million residents of the Union to receive a more active role in the development of the Union. Through financing schemes and activities where the citizens can take part, the program promotes common history and shared values of Europe and promotes the sense of engagement with regards to Union’s development.

3. Conditions For Participation

  1. Requirements for images: not less than 800KB and not higher than 5MB. JPEG or TIFF format; RGB color model; All participants must be able to provide image resolution suitable for printing exhibitions and information materials.
  2. The participant in the competition shall guarantee that he/she holds copyrights and the rights of publishing of the drawing he/she participates with as well as that releases the organizers of all claims by third parties related to use of the piece for publishing of materials related to the activity of the European Commission.
  3. The participant in the competition grants to the European Commission the rights for publishing materials related to the activity of the European Commission.
  4. Organizers preserve the right not to allow participation in the competition of photos written illegible, that do not comply with the topic of the competition or contradict the general moral norms.

4. Sending Photos

Photos for participation in the competition are submitted accompanied by completed and signed Application Form for participation electronically at address:

For participation in the competition not allowed will be photos sent with inaccurate or incomplete information as well as without a signed application form for participation.

5. Deadline For Applications

Materials for participation shall be sent until 17 o’clock on January 31st, 2017.

6. Number Of Photos

Each participant may take part with one photo only. Once sent the photo cannot be withdrawn or replaced. Every next photo sent by one and the same participant will be disqualified. Every participant will receive on his electronic mail confirmation for successful registration of the material that he/she takes part in the competition with.

7. Criteria For Assessment By The Jury

  • creativity and originality of the photo;
  • clearance of message

8. Selection Of The Winners And Awards

  1. The photos will be assessed by registered users on the site of in period from 01/02/2017 up to 20/03/2017.
  2. Photos will be assessed by jury including representatives of Municipality of Setubal (Portugal), Municipality of Igualada (Spain), Municipality of Nughedu Santa Vittoria (Italy) and Bio Network Association, which will select the winner of the project.

Announcement of competition’s results and awarding the winners will be in May 2017.

9. In Each Of The Two Categories, A First, Second And Third Award Will Be Awarded, As Follows:

  • First award – Visit in another partner's country
  • Second award – Camera
  • Third award – Set of gifts from project partners

10. Storing Personal Data

Presented personal data will serve only for the purposes of the competition in conformity with the Collecting and Storing Personal Data Act and will not be presented to third parties. Personal data will serve for identifying the winners in the competition and their respective awarding.

11. Accepting The Rules Of The Contest

When sending the photo for participation in the contest the participants declare that they are familiar and agree with the contest conditions.

12. Others

All issues and cases not foreseen in those rules are liable to specific decision by the jury.