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Currently, there is a lot of debate about 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.

Yet, this creation of a border-free Europe has always been linked to the need to 'protect' the EU's external borders. 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 human beings and as citizens of our town, region, country or the EU?

Have your say on this very topical issue. Send us a photo, before 30 June (23.59, Brussels time - UTC+1) depicting your interpretation of a 'Europe without borders' to win great prizes including a trip to Brussels for two and photographic equipment worth up to € 2,000.



Jury prizes

All jury winners will be awarded a 3-day trip for 2 to Brussels (in October 2016) plus:


of photographic equipment

2nd prize

of photographic equipment

3st prize

of photographic equipment

Public prize

 A public vote will be organised in September 2016 on our Facebook page  .

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

​Terms and conditions

Entry conditions:

  • At least 18 years old;
  • Resident in one of the 28 EU Member States;
  • Only one entry/photo per participant is allowed;
  • Available to travel to Brussels in the third week of October 2016;
  • Open to amateur and professional photographers.
  • Deadline to enter: 30 June 2016, 23.59 Brussels time (UTC+1)


Before entering the competition, please read the r​ules carefully, they are available here in all official EU languages:


Technical requirments:


Only JPG images are accepted.

Please, name your file with your full name (eg: laura-smith.jpg)

Maximum width of your image
should be 1200px

Get inspired!

If you are in search of inspiration for your photo, have a look at the inspirational cloud below:


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Date should be like dd/mm/yyyy
Please don't forget your country code (+xx ...)

This information will not be used as a selection criteria. The only purpose is to help us understanding the context of your photo.

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