Photo Competition

written on 01/07/2020
by Gabi Breitenbach

Call for entries for the "Photo Competition by the German Semester and the JRC FotoCineClub" 

​When you think of Germany, what comes to your mind? Perhaps fairytale castles, winding rivers or Christmas markets; Berlin's art and vibrant culture; the world-famous Oktoberfest in Munich; the Roman history of cities like Cologne and Trier; rural areas rich with tradition and natural beauty; people in their traditional costumes? Send us your best photos of 'Germany' and you could win.

Schedule of the Photo Competition

01.07.2020 - Start of the competition
30.09.2020 - Deadline for submitting your photos before midnight.
23.10.2020  - Winners will be announced on the German Semester Website
05.11.2020 - Prize ceremony and opening of the photo exhibition in the JRC Cafeteria.    
Rules of the competition:
  1. Photos should be related to Germany.
  2. Participation is open to everybody related to the JRC, European School and anyone living in the area!
  3. Each participant can send in up to three photos
  4. The first, second and third place will receive prizes (prizes tbd). Each participant can only win one prize.
  5. The three winning entries and ten more photos will be exhibited at the JRC Ispra Cafeteria in November 2020. By participating, you give your consent that the photos can be displayed there, on this website and on the JRC intranet "Connected" and on Facebook. All other rights stay with the photographer.
  6. Photos may be colour or black and white. They should be high-resolution digital photos to print 45*30 cm (ideally 300 dpi or more, i.e. 5400*3600 dots or approx. 20 MP).
  7. Submit your photos by sending small versions (~ 2MB) of the pictures to
  8. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt by 1 October 2020, please get in touch.
  9. Please include the name and surname of the participant, where and when the photo was taken, and a title or caption in English.
  10. The photos must have been taken by the participant.
  11. The participant must have the consent of any persons captured in the photo. 
  12. Voting procedure: The voting committee is composed of three members from the German Semester and three from the FotoCineClub. Taking into consideration the results of an online poll is planned.

We look forward to seeing your imaginative works of art! 

Foto : ©Gabriele Breitenbach