Rules and regulations

Inspired by Europe Photo Contest

Rules & Regulations

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 1. Organiser – the partners of the project “CAMINO - Twenty Years of Cultural Enrichment in the reunified Europe” (hereinafter the Project) funded by the European Union and represented by a consortium of seven universities and a film studio from seven EU hereinafter referred to as "Organiser") announce the INSPIRED BY EUROPE Photo Contest (hereinafter referred to as the "Photo Contest")

2. Contestant

2.1 The Photo Contest is open only to students who meet the following requirements (hereinafter referred to as "Contestant"):

2.1.1 is over 18 years of age at the time of submission of the application, is a natural person with full legal capacity, is a citizen or resident of the following European countries: Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine;

- 2.1.2 validly registers and submits an application during the period of the Photo Contest via e-mail:

- 2.1.3 fully accepts and acknowledges the present Rules and Regulations as binding upon him/her.

- 2.1.4 gives explicit consent to processing his/her personal data as detailed in 9.1. of the Photo Contest Rules and Regulations in the text of the e-mail applications by stating “I hereby acknowledge that I have read the Rules and Regulations of the Photo Contest and understand that my personal data are being processed as detailed in the Rules and Regulations. I hereby give my explicit consent to process my personal data as detailed in the Rules and Regulations.

2.2 The Organiser will exclude from the Photo Contest any Entry Images that do not comply with the Photo Contest Rules and Regulations or applicants not providing their explicit consent to processing their personal data.

3. Duration of the Photo Contest:

The Photo Contest will run from 08:00 a.m. on 11 March 2024. until 23:59 on 18 March 2024. During this period, valid submissions may be made. The submitted photos will be evaluated and judged by an international jury until 25 March 2024.

4. The theme of the Photographic Artworks invited to the Photo Contest is Inspired by EUROPE.

5. Rules of the Photo Contest

5.1 The competition is open to all applicants who meet the conditions set out in section 2.

5.2 There are no entry, registration or other fees associated with the Contestant’s participation in the Photo Contest.

5.3 One Contestant may submit 5 photos as artwork.

5.4 The Contestant may only submit the photographic artwork in his/her own name, no photos may be submitted in the name of another person. The photos may only be submitted under his/her own name, so submitting an artwork under a pseudonym or alias is not permitted.

5.5 Contestants must consent that the photos submitted by them for the Photo Contest will be uploaded to and published via an Instagram account created and maintained exclusively for the purpose of the Photo Contest.

5.6 Contestants must send the artwork to the indicated e-mail address in the format specified in these Rules, adding its title and caption – a short text summarising the underlying idea of the photo. When submitting the photo, the contestants must indicate also the university they represent.

5.7 The Organiser will organise online Ask-Me-Anything session(s) to answer questions of the potential contestants before submission of their works. The time of such session(s) will be announced separately by the Organiser.

5.8 The Organiser will announce the Photo Contest winners and the awarded works during an online event, in the presence of the Project team, the Jury and the contestants. The Organiser will separately announce the time of this event. Contestants acknowledge that the Organiser is not obliged to provide information on the scores awarded by the Jury.

5.8 The submitted photographs may not be created or edited by artificial intelligence.

5.9 The Photo Contest is not open to any photo that has already won a prize (one of the first 3 places in any category, or an audience prize or other category, money, equipment) in any other contest and/or exhibition or has been published in the printed or digital media, including websites other than the author’s personal website or on stock photo sites or blogs, if it has been rewarded for such public appearance. The following is not considered a public appearance of a photo which would exclude it from submission in this Photo Contest: a posting on the Contestant's personal website and a posting on the Contestant's social network sites, blogs, etc.

6. Technical requirements for the submitted artwork

6.1 The photo must be sent in JPG file format, sRGB colour mode to the e-mail address within the period indicated in paragraph 3 above.

6.2 The resolution of the submitted artwork must be at least 3000 x 2000 px, 300 dpi since the awarded photos will be displayed during special exhibitions. Photos will be uploaded to the Photo Contest Instagram account ( in the format specified by the site.

6.3 The filename of the photo must be given without any diacritic marks, such as accents, using the following template: Last_name_First_name_Country_Picture_title.jpg

7. Copyright and intellectual property rights

7.1 The Contestant shall bear full legal responsibility for the content of the photograph submitted to the Photo Contest. By submitting their photographic artwork, Contestants represent and warrant that they own all copyrights and proprietary rights as authors. Photos may only be submitted if the photographs are solely and exclusively the work of the Contestants and do not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party. The Organiser expressly excludes its liability for infringement of the copyright and intellectual property rights caused by the artworks submitted by the Contestants to the Photo Contest.

7.2 If the submitted photographs do infringe the copyright or other proprietary rights of third parties, the Contestant shall be fully liable for any claims arising therefrom and shall indemnify the Organiser against any claims. The Organiser excludes liability for any infringement to the fullest extent permitted by law.

7.3 Photos submitted for the Photo Contest must not include any of the following:

7.3.1 a copyrighted work of a third party other than the Contestant, except in cases of free use under the applicable national copyright laws and regulations of the contestant’s country;

7.3.2 a work protected by industrial property right (e.g. a design);

7.3.3 statements, photographs or other content that are untrue, misleading or misrepresentative of the true facts or that infringe the privacy rights of others or that may infringe the rights of third parties or the Organiser;

7.3.4 advertising;

7.3.5 content that is offensive in any way, indecent, sexually explicit, pornographic, abusive, violent or illegal of any kind, political, discriminatory in any way, hateful, racist etc.;

 (7.2.6 watermark.

7.4. If the photograph features any person(s) other than the Contestant, the Contestant warrants that he/she has the consent of such person(s) to the publication of the photograph.

8. Jurying of the submitted photos

8.1 Only valid applications will be evaluated by the Jury. A valid application is one that has been submitted by the Contestant in accordance with these Rules and Regulations.

8.2 The Applications will be judged by an international jury consisting of representatives of each partner of the Project[1]. Each project partner will appoint one Jury member. The Organiser will also publish the names of the Jury members on the Photo Contest Instagram account.  

8.3 The members of the Jury will evaluate and score the applications individually and jointly online in a closed session. Each member of the Jury may award a certain number of points to a photo, up to score 100 (maximal score) based on a criteria system. The order of the photos will be determined by the total of the scores given by the members of the Jury. If two or more Contestants receive the same score from the Jury, the Jury will decide on the final order by a simple majority vote. In such a case, each member of the Jury shall have one (1) vote. The decision of the Jury is final and may not be appealed.

8.4 The Jury will choose altogether 11 winners – one from each EU country which acceded the European Union in 2004 and one Ukrainian artwork.

8.5 The Jury’s Decision will be announced online on 25 March 2024 as per Paragraph 5.8 above.

8.6 The Organiser will publish the names of the winning photographers on the Project Photo Contest Instagram Account.  

8.7 All the photos submitted for the Photo Contest will be published and available on the Project Photo Contest Instagram account.

9. Awards

9.1 The awarded 11 (eleven) artworks will be displayed in the exhibition “Inspired by Europe” in Brussels from 15 – 19 April 2024 and afterwards in eight exhibitions held in the countries of the Project partners, their opening being scheduled for 9 May 2024.

9.2 The authors of the awarded photographs will be invited to the opening of the exhibition in Brussels, and the Organiser will cover the travel and accommodation costs for the winners’ trip to Brussels. The Organiser will contact the authors of the awarded photographs personally to arrange the trip.

10. Data processing related to participation in the Photo Contest:

10. 1 The data controller in relation to the Photo Contest is the Organiser.

10.2 The Organiser will process the following personal data of the contestants in relation to the Photo Contest: name, surname, e-mail address, title of the submitted photograph. Additional data may be requested from the authors of the awarded photographs if necessary for arranging their travel to and accommodation in Brussels and participation in the opening event of the exhibition.

10.3 Personal data shall be stored for a 12 months’ period after the end of the Photo Contest. Personal data will be stored on the Organiser’s IT systems in accordance with the data protection rules of each Partner University.

10.4 The data controller is:

Ludovika University of Public Service

-          Address: 1083 Budapest, Ludovika tér 2.;

-          Tax number: 15795719-2-42;

-          Representative: Dr. Gergely Deli rector;

-          Data Protection Officer (DPO): Dr. Adrienn Bernadett Kincses;

-          Contact details of the DPO:, +36 1 432 9000/29833.

-          Data protection policy of the Ludovika University of Public Service is available on the university website.

10.5 The Organiser also processes any personal data content of the submitted photographs. As stated in Paragraph 7.4., warranting the consent of any person featured in the submitted photograph is the sole responsibility of the Contestant.

10.6 The purpose of processing the above personal data is the identification of Contestants, thus allowing them to participate in the Photo Contest.

10.7 The legal basis of processing the above personal data is the Contestants’ consent[2] provided via e-mail along with the submission of their photography for the Photo Contest. Submissions lacking the Contestants’ explicit consent shall be excluded from the Photo Contest.

10.8 The recipients of the personal data include any employees of the Organiser participating in the conduction of the Contest and members of the Jury evaluating the submissions.

10.9 The Contestants agree that, if their artwork is awarded and selected for exhibition in Brussels and for display in the Project partner countries, the Organiser might share their personal data with institutions involved in the arrangement of the respective exhibitions, insofar as it is necessary for organising and displaying the exhibitions.

10.10 All valid submissions will be posted on the following Instagram account: Inspired_By_Europe

The services of Instagram are provided by

-              Meta Platforms Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA; Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Írország,

The Entrants’ rights as data subject detailed in Chapter III of the GDPR shall be excercised by contacting the data protection officer of the Organiser on the following e-mail address:





[1] The Project partners are:  University of Latvia (lead partner; Latvia), Vilnius University (Lithuania),  Tartu University (Estonia),  ​University of Opole (Poland), ​ J. E.Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem (Czech Republic), ​ Comenius University Bratislava (Slovakia), Ludovika University of Public Service (Hungary), King Danylo University (Ukraine, associated partner),​ VERY films studio (Latvia)

[2] Based on Article 6 (1) a) of the GDPR.