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Environment & Me – photography competition

In a small village in the countryside or a densely populated city, wherever we live, the environment is around us. It is the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the furniture, clothes and gadgets we use, the energy we consume, the strolls we take in the woods… We are connected with and dependent on the environment. What does the environment mean to you? Share your thoughts, concerns, views with us through photographs in our new competition.

The European Environment Agency (EEA) invites you to share your views in a photography competition 'Environment & Me'. You may choose to depict a personal or a generic story. You might also focus on different topics. Please find below a list of topics for inspiration.

Adapting to climate change Green economy Noise
Agriculture Health and the environment Resource efficiency
Air Hydrological systems Soil
Air and climate Industry Tourism
Biodiversity Land Transport
Consumption Marine and coastal Urban areas
Energy Maritime Waste
Forests Mitigating climate change
Freshwater Natural capital and ecosystem services Other

You can get more information on Europe's environment on our website:

Send in your entries by 30 September 2014. Competition winners will receive a cash prize, and all participants might have a chance of getting their work promoted by the EEA and its partners across Europe.

How to enter?

  1. Take or create an original photo (long side >2000px) supported by short text and following the guidelines in the Competition rules.
  2. Upload the file to an online sharing site, such as Flickr, Shutterfly, Snapfish or Photobucket.
  3. Fill in the online submission form, providing a link to your image.

Submission deadline: 30 September 2014 at 12:00 (CET). Entry is free.


The competition is open to citizens of the EEA member countries and West Balkan cooperating countries. All participants must be 18 or older.

You must have full copyrights to the submitted material. By submitting an entry, you will be presumed to have agreed to accept the Competition Rules and the Terms and Conditions. Maximum five entries can be submitted per participant. Each entry needs to be entered separately.

Due to the perceived high volume of last-minute entries, we advise you to submit your entry well in advance of the submission deadline.

If you have questions about the competition, please send an email to

Competition details


The winners will be awarded cash prizes of EUR 2000 for the 1st prize, EUR 1500 for the 2nd prize, EUR 1000 for the 3rd prize and EUR 500 for public choice award and youth prize.

The Youth Prize will be awarded to the winning entry, selected among those submitted by persons aged between 18 and 24 (born in calendar years 1990-1996).

All the finalists will be put forward for the People's Choice Award and may also feature in future digital and print material from the EEA and its European partners.

Copyright of the materials submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, each entrant grants the EEA the right to use the submitted materials in its environmental communication crediting the copyright owners.

Selection process

The EEA will appoint a pre-selection committee consisting of communication and environment experts that will select 30-50 finalists, which will then be submitted to an external jury. The jury composed of environmental communication experts from across Europe will determine the winners, with the exception of the Public’s Choice Award.

For the Public's Choice Award, the entries from the finalists put forward by the pre-selection committee will be open for a public vote 15 October – 15 November 2014.

The winners will be notified by email. Therefore it is crucial to provide correct contact information. The announcement of the winners will be made in November 2014.


Submissions open

Submissions closed

Finalists announced

Public vote opens

Public vote closes

Winners announced

1 May 2014

30 September 2014

15 October 2014

15 October 2014

15 November 2014

 16 December 2014



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