Go Wild! Stay Cultured.

International Nature and Culture Photo Contest


Nature and culture can both be on their own a fertile source of inspiration. What happens when they are interlinked? Today, we’re inviting you to join us on this journey of discovery by taking part in our photo contest.

Share your photos showing your interpretation of culture and nature connections e.g. how culture is inspired by nature or what natural places have a value for culture. The pictures should be coming from Natura 2000 sites, the largest network of protected areas in Europe. Raise your voice on the importance of preserving natural habitats, especially for protected animal and plant species.

You can have a look at this map to find out which Natura 2000 sites are closer to you. Go out, explore Europe and send us the best photos of culture and nature to participate in the Go Wild! Stay Cultured. photo contest.

Have a message for decision-makers? We want to hear it as it might be a postcard with your photo that we send to their address, asking them to increase funding for both culture and nature conservation.

Message strength: the authenticity of content and how it conveys contest’s message
Creativity: creative and original approach to the subject
Photographic quality

We accept digital photos only.
Format: JPEG. or .jpg. Minimum size: 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image). Maximum size: 20 megabytes.
Send to: office@ceeweb.org via WeTransfer. Maximum 3 photos by one author. File name: Surname_Title.

A caption is obligatory and has to present the circumstances in which the photo was taken in a clear way (max 150 words).

You have to be both the photographer and the copyright owner for all the images submitted. By participating in this photography contest, you give CEEweb your permission for the photo(s) to be uploaded to an online gallery for public voting, to be shared on both CEEweb’s and sponsors’ websites and social media, and that your photo(s) might be used for CEEweb communications and outreach activities, including showcasing photos at the exhibition.

Manipulated photos will not be accepted. Not meeting any of the criteria above will CEEweb reserve the right to not accept and publish the photos that do not meat minimum criteria.


Jury winner – first place: 2 Interrail Global Passes for 10 days within 1 month;

Jury winner – second place: 2 nights-stay in the “Instants d’Absolu” Ecolodge & Spa, Regional Natural Park of Auvergne Volcanoes, France for 2 people., with free access to the spa. Available January throughout March 2019, excluding Saturdays;

Jury winner – third place: 3 nights-stay and horse-riding tour with the ngo BROZ Slovakia in the camping Velký Lél, Danube island in Zlatná na Ostrove, Slovakia, for 3 people;

Public vote winner: 3 nights-stay and horse-riding tour with the ngo BROZ Slovakia in the camping Velký Lél, Danube island in Zlatná na Ostrove, Slovakia, for 3 people;

People’s choice winner: The Eluxe Magazine Box for one person – a copy of the book “Style and Trashion”, 3 issues of Eluxe Magazine, hairpackage from Saachs Organics.


Photos should be taken in Natura 2000 sites. You must be both photographer and copyright owner of the photos. Manipulated photos will not be accepted.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The Participant to the photo contest confirm that the Organizer, namely CEEweb for Biodiversity, and its international partners (Interrail, Instants d’Absolu – Ecolodge & Spa, BROZ, Eluxe Magazine, ENIG Design and Eurosite), can freely use the photos of the Participant on their webpage and free printed or online materials with a credit in the name of the Participant accompanying the photos, on the same page, when they are reproduced. The Organizer and its partners, therefore should be granted with a permission for such photos to be posted and viewed by third parties freely, free of charge and without any restriction.
The Participant grants the Organizer the right to print the photos and expose them in open exhibitions with a credit in the name of the Participant accompanying the exposed photos.
The Participant cannot pursue any charges or demands in relation to the copyright.
The Participants are free to use the copyright of their photos and screen, publicize, use, sell, etc. their productions in relation to any other contest or entities besides this contest.
The Organizer and its partners cannot make any significant changes to the photos submitted without the permission of the Participant.
The Participant confirms to be the rightful owner of any and all property rights related to the uploaded or sent photos. The Organizer is not responsible for any copyright violating entries. Any breach of copyright lies within the sole responsibility of the Participant.
The Participant shall be responsible for the accuracy of the required information, especially the e-mail address. The Organizer shall assume no liability for incomplete or inaccurate information.
The Participant confirms that any person possibly appearing in the photos have given their permission for the use of their images.
The Organizer reserves the right to pre-select photos for the online voting and put on the website only those photos which were approved by the staff or jury members.
If any ethical concerns or the suspect of cheating in the mode of voting arise, we reserve the right to exclude the Participant from the contest without any further notice.


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