If you are a student and cannot imagine setting off on a journey without a camera, and then you torment all your friends with endless photos’ displays, be sure to share them with the wider audience.

You do not have to be a professional photographer to take part in it. Just a sip of inspiration, a bit of imagination and creative look at the world around us.

A few words about the contest ...

Discover Europe is an international photography competition for students of all European universities. It portrays the way young Europeans perceive the surrounding world they live in. The competition, organized by the Erasmus Student Network Poland aims at selecting the best pictures showing Poland and other European countries. Competition makes it possible to open up to new places, culture, customs.

In this year’s edition provides for three main competition categories:

  • Citizen of Europe – various Europeans’ nature
  • My Europe, my home – breathtaking places and landscapes in Europe
  • Surprise me Europe – funny and intriguing situations that have occurred in Europe.

For the more demanding we are pleased to introduce additional sponsorship’s category:

  • Success with Passion – 'Grasp an unusual spark of passion crucial for one's success, the feeling of happiness, satisfaction'

The competition, due to its range has been divided into 12 stages of local (in the 11 Polish regions and 1 European). Authors of the best pictures, chosen by a jury of professional photographers and enthusiasts of art, will be generously rewarded, and qualify for the central stage of the competition.

Photos can be submitted via the contest website: www.discovereurope.esn.pl 
from 1 to 31 March 2013.

Description of planned Promotional Days:

The Promotion Days in Lodz will start at the very beginning of March and will last until the end of the month, and will be organized at both, University of Lodz and Lodz University of Technology. Variety of activities and events have been planned to better promote the photo contest as well as attract and encourage potential participants to take part in the competition.
The tailor-made exhibition of the most interesting photos from the previous edition of the competition has been prepared, which will visit all the major departments of the Lodz University of Technology and University of Lodz. For two days will also be arriving in the corridors of the Academy of Fine Arts. It will be accompanied by the invaluable promotional stand full of attractions and surprises. In addition to obtaining a thorough knowledge of the contest, it will offer the possibility of taking a commemorative 'discover- like' Polaroid snaps, as well as taking part in competitions with tempting prizes. To gain will also be specially prepared for this event gadgets that until the last minute remain shrouded in mystery. What is more, University of Lodz will hold two photowalki, so that foreign students will be able to learn the true beauty of our city. Interested students will be able to participate in the photography workshops prepared by two photography fiends who happened to be students of Lodz Film School. The promotion of competition we go well beyond the walls of our campus, and we will be present during Welcome Party for Erasmus students in LordisKlub.