Recent events including the abuse of power, violence and attacks on essential values 
in Europe and beyond show that nothing, not even our most fundamental rights, must be
taken for granted. Fundamental human rights that were developed as universal and indivisible protection mechanisms are being challenged by political ideologies and actions.

​Do we have to give up certain rights to keep others? Are there rights only for some, ​​​but​ not for all?

​Take your camera and show us what rights mean to you and where they might be be under threat. llustrate what Europe means in terms of protecting and living rights that in many parts of the world are only a dream.

Send us a photo, before 30 June before 13 July (23.59, Brussels time - UTC+1) depicting what 'my Europe, my rights' means to you and try to win a cultural 3-day trip to Brussels for two and photographic equipment worth up to € 2,000.

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Jury prizes

All jury winners will be awarded:

A cultural 3-day trip for 2 to Brussels including:

Two return travel tickets to Brussels, the ca​pital of Europe Two nights in a unique
photography theme hotel
of the capital
"Brussels Card  " giving free access to 39 museums, free bus transport and much more


of photographic equipment

2nd prize

of photographic equipment

3st prize

of photographic equipment

Public prize

 A public vote will be organised in September 2017 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 during the last quarter of 2017;
  • Open to amateur and professional photographers.
  • Deadline to enter: 30 June 2017 13 July 2017, 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:


  The competition is now closed. Thank you to all the participants!

See you in September to see if you have been preselected for the online and jury votes.


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Sharing toolkit

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If you would like to have the competition visuals in other dimensions or formats,
or if you would like to order prints of the poster (10 maximum),
do not hesitate to contact us by email​.


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