EDF ‘Picture Equality’ Photo Competition 2018

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The European Disability Forum Have announced a photo competition


The theme of the competition is equality and inclusion of people with disabilities. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, all people with disabilities have the right to live where and with whom they want, go to a mainstream inclusive school and have a regular job, vote in the elections and go to the movies or sport club as anyone else. People with disabilities should not be discriminated against because of their disability. They should receive the support they need to participate in all aspects of life and society as anyone else.

This theme must be implemented into the photo submissions. Feel free to be creative and unique. However, do not stray away from the goal of the theme. Photos which are not relevant will not be considered for the competition.

How to enter

The photo entries can be submitted by emailing it to: Lucia D’Arino – lucia.darino@edf-feph.org. All submissions are due on the 1st of October 2018, 23.59 PM CET


The competition is open to everyone and there is no entry fee.

All participants must submit, together with their photo, a signed copy of page 6 in the Photo Competition Rules, Terms & Conditions. Two authorisations are needed, one from the person who took the picture and one from the person(s) appearing IN the picture.


Each participant may submit one entry. Participant should be an individual and not an organization. The photo should represent the theme ‘Equality’. Every photo submission should be accompanied by a short description (in English) as well as the author name, place (city & country) where the picture was taken.

Selection of winners

There will be a selection of 20 finalists, based on the following criteria: quality of the picture, innovation, creativity and relevance to the competition theme. All 20 final photos, including the three winners, will be exhibited during various events and in other European countries, including the European Day of Persons with Disabilities and Brussels Photo Exhibit.

The jury’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in on its decision. At the end of the jury selection period, the 20 finalists will be notified by email. Out of the 20 finalists, the Jury will select the 3 final nominees.

These 3 final nominees will be invited to Brussels to take part in the European Day of Persons with Disabilities organised by the European Commission on 4-5 December in Brussels.

The winner’s name will be revealed on the 2nd of November.

The three final nominees will receive:

1st place award: 500 euros
2nd place award: 300 euros
3rd place award: 200 euros

For more detailed information see the Photo Competition Rules, Terms & Conditions.

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