Delegation of the European Union to Albania

Call for Proposals: “The EU, Albania and me” Photo Competition - Deadline: Tuesday 30 April 2019 (5 PM)

Tirana, Albania , 11/04/2019 - 15:33, UNIQUE ID: 190411_11
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On the occasion of the Europe Week 2019, Europe House is honoured to launch a photography competition open to all professional or non-professional photographers in Albania.

Submitted pictures should demonstrate or illustrate the relationship between Albania and the EU.  If you have a beautiful and meaningful photo, this is your opportunity to share it with us. If you have a story to tell, tell us where, who, what and why.

The participants can submit their photos by email at

The deadline to submit the photos is 30 April 2019, 5pm.

Who can participate?

  1. The competition contest is open to professional r non-professional photographers from Albania.
  2. The competition is opened to Albanian citizens only.
  3. Participants should be between 16 and 30 years old.

How it works

  1. The submitted pictures should be submitted no later than 30/04/2019, 5pm, to Europe House via email address:
  2. The participants are also encouraged to post their photo with a caption on Instagram or/and Facebook tagging the account of the EU Delegation to Albania ( or and including the hashtag #EUAlbania&Me
  3. Only one picture can be submitted by participants.
  4. Each photo submitted should be names as such: name_surname.
  5. The participant should include their contact information, email and phone number in their application email.
  6. The participant should submit a copyright letter confirming s/he is the author and owner of the picture. The letter should include information that gives some explanation to the photo, especially when and where it was taken. The letter can be in English or Albanian only.
  7. Pictures can be submitted whether or not they have been published elsewhere.

Specification of the pictures:

  1. The picture can be taken by a professional camera or a smartphone.
  2. The photo can only go through basic editing (no photo montage and manipulation).
  3. The picture should be in high resolution.
  4. The pictures should be in JPEG format.
  5. The pictures must not have watermarks.

Selection of the winners:

  1. A jury will meet in the first week of May 2019 to choose the winners.
  2. The jury will be composed of representatives from the EU Delegation and Civil Society Organisations.
  3. Winners will be notified and announced publicly.
  4. The jury members and their close family members cannot apply to the competition.

Guidelines to choose the Winner:

  1. The specifications of the picture are satisfied.
  2. Theme: The picture should demonstrate or illustrate the relationship between Albania and the European Union.
  3. Quality: resolution, light, and colour.
  4. Style:  The picture should show artistic sense and creativity. 
  5. Inspirational Power: The picture should show an overall impact, detailed, memorability and visual appeal to the audience.

Copyright of the Entrants Pictures:

  1. The photographer will sign a paper to grant the EU the copyright of their pictures.
  2. The EU Delegation will print the entrants' pictures to show in an exhibition.
  3. The EU Delegation will show the winning pictures on different media outlets.
  4. The EU Delegation will display the pictures during the celebrations of the Europe Week 2019.
  5. The EU Delegation will display the winning pictures in its venues in Tirana and elsewhere.
  6. For awarded pictures, copyright holders grant the EU Delegation unlimited non-exclusive use of high- resolution pictures for activities in all media, including social media, online and print, in relation to the contest, the exhibition, the public archive, and all promotional and educational activities without any remuneration being due.
  7. The conditions set out in the Entry Rules are binding, and the EU Delegation reserves the right to refuse or exclude any entry if it considers that it doesn’t abide to the terms and conditions.

The Prize(s)

  1. Three winners will be selected.  1st prize wins a paid photography internship at Europe House for 3 months. 2nd prize wins a professional DSLR camera and 3rd prize wins semi-professional digital camera.
  2. Each winner will be notified by phone and email. All the participants must provide correct names, telephone numbers and electronic emails.
  3. If a winner cannot be notified within seven (7) days, or does not respond, the prize will be awarded to the participants ranked after in the selection of the jury. 
  4. There will be no substitutions or cash alternatives for the prize.
  5. Only one prize will be awarded per household.
  6. The pictures will be presented during an exhibition at Europe House to be opened on the first day of Europe Week.
  7. The prizes for the 3 winners will be awarded by the EU Ambassador and other authorities during the closing event of Europe Week 2019 at EU Village on Friday 10 May 2019.



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