Go Wild! Stay Cultured – International Nature and Culture Photo Contest within the European Year of Cultural Heritage – 2018

Deadline: 18 November 2018
Open to: international applicants
Prizes: total value of 1,500 EUR


Nature and culture can both be on their own a fertile source of inspiration. What happens when they are interlinked? Today, we’re inviting you to join us on this journey of discovery by taking part in our photo contest.

Share your photos showing your interpretation of culture and nature connections e.g. how culture is inspired by nature or what natural places have a value for culture. The pictures should be coming from Natura 2000 sites, the largest network of protected areas in Europe. Raise your voice on the importance of preserving natural habitats, especially for protected animal and plant species.

You can have a look at this map to find out which Natura 2000 sites are closer to you. Go out, explore Europe and send us the best photos of culture and nature to participate in the Go Wild! Stay Cultured. photo contest.

Go Wild! Stay Cultured. 2018

Natura 2000 is the largest European sites network for the protection of habitats and species: a milestone in preserving biodiversity and a remarkable symbol of our cultural and natural heritage. Click here to read more about it.

Get inspired with more stories about linkages between Natura 2000 and culture in the publication: Linking Natura 2000 and cultural heritage from the European Commission.


Open for international applicants.


  • Message strength: the authenticity of content and how it conveys contest’s message
  • Creativity: creative and original approach to the subject
  • Photographic quality

Entry fee

No fee, the contest is free!


Prizes – total value of 1,500 EUR

Jury winner – first place: 2 Interrail Global Passes for 10 days within 1 month;

Jury winner – second place: 2 nights-stay in the “Instants d’Absolu” Ecolodge & SpaRegional Natural Park of Auvergne VolcanoesFrance for 2 people., with free access to the spa.  Available January throughout March 2019, excluding Saturdays;

Jury winner – third place: 3 nights-stay and horse-riding tour with the ngo BROZ Slovakia in the camping Velký Lél, Danube island in Zlatná na Ostrove, Slovakia, for 3 people;

Public vote winner: 3 nights-stay and horse-riding tour with the ngo BROZ Slovakia in the camping Velký Lél, Danube island in Zlatná na Ostrove, Slovakia, for 3 people;

People’s choice winner: The Eluxe Magazine Box for one person – a copy of the book “Style and Trashion”, 3 issues of Eluxe Magazine, hairpackage from Saachs Organics.


Jury prize winners: CEEweb selection panel will pre-select 30 photos, based on the selection criteria. Three jury members will grade each photo with maximum of 50 points for each criterion. Three winners will be selected.
Public vote winner: All the submitted photographs will be uploaded to the online gallery on the CEEweb website. The public voting will open on Monday 19 November at 11:00 a.m. CET and close on Monday 3 December at 3:00 p.m. CET. One person can vote one time, for 3 photos.
People’s choice winnerAll the submitted photographs will be uploaded to the Go Wild! Stay Cultured. Instagram page, starting from 23 July 2018. The winner who collects the most likes by Monday 3 December at 3:00 p.m. CET will win this prize.  More detail to follow.

How to apply?

Practical information

The photo contest accepts digital photos only.
Format: JPEG. or .jpg. Minimum size: 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image). Maximum size: 20 megabytes.
Send to: office@ceeweb.org via WeTransfer. Maximum 3 photos by one author. File name: Surname_Title.

A caption is obligatory and has to present the circumstances in which the photo was taken in a clear way (max 150 words).

You have to be both the photographer and the copyright owner for all the images submitted. By participating in this photography contest, you give CEEweb your permission for the photo(s) to be uploaded to an online gallery for public voting, to be shared on both CEEweb’s and sponsors’ websites and social media, and that your photo(s) might be used for CEEweb communications and outreach activities, including showcasing photos at the exhibition.


Manipulated photos will not be accepted. Not meeting any of the criteria above will CEEweb reserve the right to not accept and publish the photos that do not meat minimum criteria.

Read the Terms and Conditions here.

For more information please visit the official website.