Imagine Europe without borders – Photo competition 2016

EUR 5000 worth of photographic equipment


Currently, debates all over the European Union are focused on the question of borders, both because of the extraordinary migratory movements which we are experiencing, and because of concerns about security and stability in and around the European Union. At the same time, the abolition of internal frontiers represents a key achievement of European integration with great social, cultural and economic benefits.

What are borders? How do they affect our lives? What makes them "real" or "imaginary"? How are they changing? What does this mean for us as individuals, and as citizens of our town, region, country or the European Union?

"Imagine Europe without borders" invites both amateur and professional photographers to capture in a photo their interpretation of this very topical issue. In order to provide participants with ideas on what to focus on, you will find an "inspirational cloud" on the website of the initiative.


1st prize - €2,000 of photographic equipment
2nd prize - €1,500 - of photographic equipment
3st prize - €1,000 - of photographic equipment

The public prize winner will be awarded €500 of photographic equipment.


At least 18 years old; Resident in one of the 28 EU Member States;

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

You are the sole owner and author of the photograph. You declare that you are the sole owner of all copyright for the photograph entered in the competition and that the photograph is not subject to third-party rights. You authorise the PES Group and any EU institution to publish the photograph on its website and on its social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube, etc.) in the context of this competition.


Documentary Photojournalism Portrait People