A Europe of Diasporas International Photo Competition 2016

Publish Date: Feb 14, 2016

Deadline: Mar 31, 2016

“A Europe of Diasporas” competition for the best photo to illustrate the life of the Armenian, Jewish, Roma and Assyrian diasporas of Europe.

"...The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” - Ernst Haas.

"A Europe of Diasporas" International Photo Competition was launched by the project "A Europe for Diaspora" on Fabruary 1. The project as well as the competition are run jointly by the organizations AGBU Europe, Phiren Amenca and EUJS. The competition is open to all and submissions must be made directly on the website.

The aim of the competition is to help place Europe's diasporas on the map: diasporas are recognizable not by the borders they draw, but by the contributions they make to European society, including memorable landmarks and individuals that marked their epoch.

To participate

You must upload on the website a photo that shows a place, person or moment that makes you feel strong about your Armenian, Jewish, Roma or Assyrian identity. Multiple entries are encouraged.

Along with the photo, you should also:

  • name the photo
  • pin its location in Europe
  • briefly tell the story behind.

Technical details

Photo size: Min 3MB / Max 20 MB and must be at least 300 DPI

Text length: Min 200 to max 500 characters.

Deadline and Finalists

The closing date and time for entries is before 12:00 pm (midday). Central European Time on 31 March 2016. The competition is open to participants aged 18 years and over regardless of their country of residence. The picture must be taken in Europe however. Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted. After the competition closing date, the “A Europe of Diasporas” (EoD) project will shortlist 20 finalists from all eligible entries and publish the winning photos on its Facebook page. The 20 finalists will be notified at the latest on April 20, 2016.


The 20 finalists will have their photos exhibited at the European Parliament during the “Europe of Diasporas” conference scheduled for May 3, 2016. The 20 finalist entries will go forward to a professional jury selecting the three winners. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will have their travel expenses (flight and hotel) from their any European location of their choice to Brussels covered by the project. In addition, the 1st prize winner will also win a GoPro camera that will be handed over during the photo exhibition at the European Parliament. Prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives.


The prize winner is required to accept his/her prize by email within ten days of notification. In the event of non-acceptance, a supplementary winner may be drawn at the promoter’s discretion. Please, check the Terms and Conditions for details. 

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