FOMOSO – Photo Competition 2018

Deadline: 31 October 2018
Open to: international applicants +18 years
Awards: 1st place: 100 EUR and a certificate; 2nd and 3rd place: a Sterling silver coin and a certificate; 4th to 10th place: a certificate


There is nothing permanent except change! Social and Political Changes in East-Central and Southeast Europe Photographs may capture special moments for eternity, moments, which were changing something, or maybe not. Some photographs keep us busy – were they taken spontaneous or not? Sometimes the meaning of a snapshot does not become obvious straightaway, but years or decades later. Photographs are witnesses to history. Our society changes permanently, or, as Heraclitus said: There is nothing permanent except change. Currently, there is a lot of social and political change in Europe, especially in countries of East-Central and Southeast Europe.  The transformation in the political landscape keeps going. FOMOSO calls for photos showing social or political changes, for example photos of demonstrations, rallies, but also buildings, districts, places, scenes, where social and/or political change happens, graffiti about actual subjects of change and so on.


– Age starting at 18
– No country restrictions regarding participants
– It is as well for amateurs as for professional photographers

Further Information to the Entrance Requirements can be found here.


1st place: 100 € and a certificate
2nd and 3rd place: a Sterling silver coin and a certificate
4th to 10th place: a certificate

How to apply?

Participants may submit up to four photographs concerning social or political change in EastCentral and/ or Southeast Europe in the data formats JPG, PNG, etc. to Maximum size of the data is 10 MB. Entry deadline will be on 31st of October. The relations between the photographs and the subject shall be declared in a short essay (max. 200 words). The photograph(s) should be taken in East-Central or/and Southeast Europe* during the last two years. The participant declares to agree with the publication of his work on the website and the social media channels of FOMOSO, and confirms that the photos are free from rights or claims of third parties.

For more information please visit the official website.