Pan-European competition for photographs and video clips

The European Association for Rural Development and Village Renewal (ARGE) has arranged a pan-European photo competition under the motto “European Rural Benefits & Innovations 2020”. The contest is part of an EU sponsored project.


The goal of this competition is to draw attention to the diversity and social importance of Europe’s rural areas and to highlight the innovative power of its population. Therefore, we are looking for video clips and photographs that show that villages and rural areas …


• ... are attractive, modern habitats with high quality of living,

• ... offer countless opportunities for recreation and leisure activities,

• ... present grounds where cultural heritage is maintained and new things are tried,

• ... allow cooperation between diverse people,

• ... serve as sites for innovative and sustainable work,

• ... facilitate the production of food products, energy and resources for all of society,

• ... are characterised by agriculture and forestry and/or

• ... contain natural resources that require protection and maintenance.


The best pictures will be recognized with great prizes as well as presented to a broad audience all over Europe as part of a multimedia presentation. Apart from agricultural produce from throughout Europe, you can win an attractive holiday stay..