Calling all treasure hunters! Get your cameras ready to head into the city to capture positive and inspiring green moments that give us joy and hope for a more sustainable tomorrow. This year’s European Environment Agency (EEA) photo competition ‘Urban Treasures’, launched today, aims to celebrate through pictures the strides we are making to green and improve our urban neighbourhoods.

We are inviting you to showcase your photographic talents in our annual photo competition which marks its 15th edition! The urban theme encourages a reflection on how we can build more eco-friendly and liveable neighbourhoods. Help us uncover green urban treasures from across Europe.

By participating you can win a cash prize and have your work featured in our publications and exhibitions.

How to enter

Select your best shots (maximum 5) and submit them via our online form under one or more categories before 1 October 2024.

We welcome close-up pictures, bird’s-eye views or eye-level shots.

Please carefully read our Competition rules and Terms and Conditions before applying, especially the new rules on photo manipulation.


Participants can enter photos in the following categories:

  • Wildlife in the city
  • Charming neighbourhoods
  • Green at heart

The winner of each category will receive a cash prize of EUR 1,000. Additional prizes are awarded to the best youth entry as well as the public’s favourite photo, determined by an online vote.

Who can participate?

Participants have to be at least 18 years old and citizens of one of the 32 EEA member countries or six cooperating countries, including the 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia.

More information on the categories, how to enter and contest rules:

Urban Treasures — EEA photo competition 2024

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