"My Social City" - European photo competition - Jury meeting update

"My Social City" - European photo competition - Jury meeting update

Monday 08.10.2018
Photo competition
(All day) - (All day)
European Committee of the Regions Rue Belliard 101 1040 Brussels
Social Policy

Latest news:

The selection panel for the photo competition "My Social City" will meet on 8 October to select the three winners of the 10th anniversary competition. Winners will be invited to an award ceremony to take place at the headquarters of the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels on 27 November.

They will spend three days in the EU's capital on a cultural journey and will win the prizes listed below.

The names of the winners will be announced by mid-October, together with their photos.



The three winners of the competition will be selected by a jury chaired by a member of the CoR PES Group and composed of experts in the field of photography and social issues.

Winners will be awarded:


Two return travel tickets to Brussels, the ca​pital of Europe


Two nights in a unique photography concept hotel


A "Brussels Card  " giving free access to 39 museums, unlimited access to public transport and more.



€ 1,500
of photographic equipment

2nd prize

€ 1,000
of photographic equipment

3st prize

€ 500
of photographic equipment


 Term​s 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 2018;
  •  Open to amateur and professional photographers;
  •  Deadline to enter: 30 June 2018, 23.59 13 July 2018, 17.59 Brussels time (UTC+1).


Before entering the competition, please read the rules 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 1920 px

Get inspired!

If you are in search of inspiration for your photo, have a look at the animation below containing several issues addressed by the competition.


Still looking for inspiration? Have a look at the winning photos of the past editions on our Flickr page ​.​

Share the competition!

Press release

Read and share the press release available in all EU languages.


Visual kit

The visual kit, available in all EU languages, contains 2 PNG image files optimised for social media and a poster in high resolution PDF. ​

Use the ar​rows to navigate to the language of your choice and click on the image to download the kit in a zip file.


Tweet and retweet

To share the competition on Twitter, you can either create your own tweet, using the official hashtag #MySocialCity​ or retweet the official competition tweet (below), using the buttons to select your language.

About the competition

Towns and cities - whether in urban or in rural areas - are being confronted more and more with acute social inequalities. To restore citizens' trust in the European project,  we need European policies that foster equality of opportunity, protect social rights, address job precariousness - not least within the context of the vertiginous rise of the platform economy - and ensure access to quality public services. 

In order to mitigate the consequences of the social challenges at hand, the EU has been investing for decades in people and their skills through its cohesion policy and in particular, the European Social Fund, as well as through key measures laid down in the European Pillar of Social Rights.

The aim of this competition is to encourage amateur and professional photographers to depict social projects and/or social relationships in their towns and cities. Access to health, education, housing or employment, working conditions or the integration of disadvantaged people into society can offer inspiration for such a photo.

The competition is organised in cooperation with SOLIDAR , the European Network of Civil Society Organisations working to advance social justice in Europe and worldwide.