Discover Europe 2017
Let us Discover Europe from your point of view!
14th Discover Europe Pan-European Photo Contest for Students is now open for entries. Discover Europe is one of the leading photo competitions in Europe encouraging young people to inspire each other, discover new perspectives, and share their views on what Europe means to them. Supporting young artists and stimulating intercultural dialogue between Polish and international students have always been one of the most important premises of the contest.
In 2013, Discover Europe was awarded the 2nd European Charlemagne Youth Prize. The award is given annually by the European Parliament together with the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen to projects run by people aged between 16 and 30 from any EU Member States. Such a recognition only confirms the exceptional value of the Discover Europe photo contest.


This year, there are three separate categories, including: Citizen of Europe; My Europe, my Home; and Surprise me, Europe. There is also a new category designed especially for the Discover Europe 2017 edition: it’s Incredible is Now. In this category, contestants can tag any of the submitted photos with Incredible is Now category, provided that the pictures were taken with a smartphone. Additionally, Incredible is Now enables you to share self-made gifs and timelapses with us.


Citizen of Europe – various images of the citizens of Europe
Postcard from Europe – presenting unique places and landscapes
Surprise me, Europe – amusing and intriguing situations that happen in Europe
Incredible Is Now – photos taken with a smartphone, a timelapse or a gif capturing daily beauty, for example with the incredible ASUS ZenForce3 smartphone camera. To submit a timelapse, upload it on YouTube and send the link in a message to Discover Europe page on Facebook. Gifs should be uploaded on our Google Drive.


The contest has two stages: the regional and the central one.
At the regional stage, the photographs are categorised depending on the place of submission. There are 2 regions in the contest: the northern part of Poland and southern one. Photographs submitted at the regional stage of the contest are judged by juries and only the best pictures from both regions are further admitted to the central stage. Additionally, the three best photographs in each category are awarded at that stage in both regions.
At the central stage, the three best photographs in each category are chosen from the top 10% of the pictures from both the northern and the southern region, and they are recognised at the awards ceremony.
It is also important to note that all the photographs sent from outside of Poland are directly ascribed to the central stage.