European Heritage Label Network

EHL@N Photo Competition


The European Heritage Label (EHL) is an initiative taken by European Commission to improve the knowledge of common European history, heritage and values. The purpose of the EHL is to emphasize and strengthen the feeling of belonging to the Union among all European citizens, especially young people. European Heritage Label turns previous borders into bridges, encourages to intercultural dialogue and creates a sense of being part of a united Europe.

The photo competition is one of the educational and promotional activities of the European project EHL@N – a cooperation network of cities and places of the European Heritage Label. The Competition Organizer is the EHL@N project consortium, represented by the project leader Burghauptmannschaft Österreich – Imperial Palace Vienna and the Association of the EHL Sites. The aim of the competition is promoting the fundamental EHL values founded on the principles of freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, cultural and linguistic diversity, tolerance and solidarity, which are represented by the European Heritage Label and the places honored with it. The theme of the competition will focus on EHL sites – events taking place there and all kinds of activities promoting the European heritage. The pictures need to be accompanied by a personal story in relation to the site and its related values.

Rules of the competition

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Phases of the competition

15.02 - 21.03


The pre-selected Jury photos (20 in each age category) will be presented to the wide audience, which in the process of public voting on the project’s website will select the winners in both age categories. Together with the start of the photo competition the website of EHL@N will be launched.

22.03 - 11.04

Jury voting

The jury will select the best 20 photos. These proceed into the public voting.

17.04 - 06.05

Public voting

The competition is open to the public – citizens of all countries can participate in the competition, respecting all the formal and technical requirements. The contest is open to all interested amateurs and professional photographers. Participants will be qualified in two age categories: youth – below 30 (including 30) and adults – above 30.


Results announced

The results of the voting will be announced on May 9, 2021 on the website and social media of the Competition Organizer and the websites of European institutions which are part of the Jury. The winners will receive a monetary prize value of 500 EUR.