School photography contest "European identity"

Call for entries

New extended deadline for entries: Friday, 10th May 2019

The Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Crete and the secondary cycle of the School of European Education Heraklion (SEEH), in collaboration with the Europe Direct – Crete, are organizing a school photography contest, titled “European identity”.

The contest is addressed to the students of the secondary cycle of the European Schools and Accredited European Schools, as well as to students of the secondary schools that pertain to the Regional Directorate of Education of Crete.

To submit to the contest please follow this link:

Awards & benefits:

  • Up to nine finalists will be shortlisted. Selected photographs from the finalists will be included in an exhibition titled “European identity”, organized by SEEH, in the city of Heraklion.

  • The contest jury will select one winner among the nine finalists. The winner will receive: A Canon 4000D digital camera with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm DC III lens included. The winner’s prize is provided by Europe Direct – Crete.

Contest jury:

  • Charles Weber, photographer, photography teacher, Switzerland
    "Photography is a frame, a ring, a playground, to discuss, reflect and rebuild our world. Photography gives sense.”
    CV can be found here: Charles Weber CV
  • Richard Petit, photographer, photography teacher, France
    "I like to evoke the desire of elsewhere by questioning the notion of sublime.”
    CV can be found here: Richard Petit CV
  • Polichronis Nikiforakis, photographer – president of HPS Crete, Greece
    "Photography should be a way of expression, following the changes of the photographer's character over the years.”
    CV can be found here: Polichronis Nikiforakis CV

Detailed information on the contest is provided here: Call for entries

Organizing committee:

  • President: Emmanouil Kartsonakis, director of the regional directorate of education of Crete
  • Vice-president: Konstantina Batala, director of SEEH
  • Secretary: Panagiotis Charampidis, SEEH teacher
  • Members:
    Ioannis Konstantinou, secondary-section deputy director of SEEH
    Vasileios Garganourakis, SEEH teacher
    Eleftheria Tzavara, SEEH teacher

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SEEH photo club: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.