OIE Photo Competition 2019

Each prizewinner will receive the sum of €1,500.

This edition presents several novelties such as a new homepage for the competition website, new judges and new prizes!

One of the Organisation’s major missions is to improve global animal health and welfare. Its photo competition is therefore geared at shedding new light, in a visual and creative manner, on the crucial importance of the work done to protect animal health and welfare worldwide through the implementation of OIE international Standards.

Photos that will catch the attention of the jury will be those that best depict from an artistic and descriptive point of view, the reality of the work carried out by animal health and welfare players.

Photos should highlight the human/animal interactions that characterise the activities of animal health and welfare professionals under the following themes:

Animal disease surveillance, prevention and control. Photos could depict surveillance activities, vaccination campaigns, prophylaxis, and diagnostic tests, including interaction between wildlife (birds, rodents, etc), environment and livestock.
Animal welfare. Photos could illustrate transport of animals, stray dog management, working animals, and other topics addressed in the OIE welfare standards’ chapters.
Animal production systems. Photos could demonstrate familial, extensive or intensive farming systems, as well as transhumance, pastoralism systems, etc, with when possible a special spotlight on sustainable practices.
Aquatic animal health and production systems. Photos could show farmed fishing systems, amphibians, crustaceans, farmed fish, molluscs and their products.
One Health. Photos could depict the essential link between human and animal health and the ecosystem in which they co-exist.
Veterinary education. Photos could illustrate young students in practice/ training, veterinary education establishments and facilities etc.


1. Regional Prizes

A winner from either the Professionals or Veterinary Students categories will be chosen from each of the OIE regions:

Regional Africa Prize
Regional Americas Prize
Regional Asia and Pacific Prize
Regional Europe Prize
Regional Middle East Prize

Each prizewinner will receive the sum of €800.

2. Global Prize

A winner will be chosen from the entries submitted by participants in both the Professionals and Veterinary students categories:

Professionals category
Veterinary Students category

Each prizewinner will receive the sum of €1,500.


Are you at least 18 years of age, part of the OIE network OR a student above 18 years of age studying in a faculty of veterinary medicine? If so, you can enter

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

These non-exclusive rights are granted for an unlimited period, worldwide, as from the date of submitting the entry and its acceptance by the OIE.