Deadline to Apply: 
Sun, 07/09/2014
Event Date: 
Mon, 30/06/2014
Activity Organised by: 
Council of Europe

The No Hate Speech Movement is organising an international photo competition dedicated to the European Action Day against Islamphobia and Religious Intolerance on 21 September 2014!

You are invited to participate by submitting your photo, illustrating the issue of Religious Diversity and Tolerance. The winner will receive a €300 gift voucher and will be invited to participate in one of the Council of Europe activities.

If you are between 13 and 30 years old you can submit your photo from 30 June 2014 to 7 September 2014 (the competition will close at midnight).


Religion has always been an inseparable part of human history. As much as it unites people, unfortunately it can also be an instrument for hatred and discrimination.

The main aim of this competition is to show the importance of religious tolerance as well as appreciation and respect for diversity of religions.  You are invited to expand on this topic and express your views on it via your creative ideas in the form of a photograph.


Everyone who falls within either one of the two age group categories; from 13 to 17 years old and from 18 to 30 years old and who has a creative idea for a photo for our competition! Please note that only one photo may be submitted by each contestant.

It would help us if you would write a supporting paragraph (maximum 420 characters (3 tweets!)) for your picture to explain the idea behind it and your personal views on the topic (for example, you may want to explain the meaning and the context of the photo or you may feel that have something to say alongside the picture).

The preferred languages would be English or French, but your mother tongue is fine as well.


A jury will choose between all the photos, focusing on:

1. the message of the picture;

2. the connection to the topic of Religious diversity and tolerance and the No Hate Speech Movement in general;

3. creativity;

4. technical quality (the photo has to be in the usual image format JPEG (jpg. or .jpeg) or PNG, and have a maximum size of 6 MB and minimum 800x600 pixels.)  

The Jury will announce the winners on the action day itself (21 September 2014) and the winning photographs will be published on the website. Of course we will also inform you personally if you are one of the winners!


The winners in each group will be awarded the same prizes.

First Prize is a cash voucher of €300 and participation in one of our activities at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg or Budapest.*

Two second Prizes - participation in one of our activities at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg or Budapest.*

Two third Prizes - special Council of Europe Journalist sets.

The Jury may also award prizes to 5 discretionary nominations for each age group category.

Every participant will also receive an official Council of Europe Certificate and campaign T-shirt and materials.

At the end of the competition we will organise an exhibition of your great pictures in the Council of Europe!

So grab your camera now, take a picture and surprise us!


And if you have any more questions do not hesitate to contact us at:


*Including travel, board and lodging and the participation in the programme


to submit your photo