6th Annual Forum of the EUSDR


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The Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Secretariat of the Ministerial Commissioner for Water Diplomacy, Export and the Danube Region Strategy, is calling for entries to the international photo contest “One Day of the Danube” as part of the program series of the Hungarian Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.


As a result 112 entries were submitted from 9 countries of the Danube basin, we are thankful for all the submissions. 


The Strategy for the Danube Region

The countries in the Danube basin have been celebrating Danube Day since 29 June 2004. On this day, the Danube River Protection Convention was signed in order to ensure the protection of Danube and the other rivers in its basin. The raison d’être of the international day is to draw attention to this wonderful river and engender a sense of solidarity within the communities living within its catchment area, with the specific aim of preserving the inherent values of the river itself.  

The theme of the competition

 “One Day of the Danube”

The Capa Center, in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Ministerial Commissioner for Water Diplomacy, Export and the Danube Region Strategy, calls for entries to an international photo contest entitled “One Day of the Danube”. The competition closed on 1 July 2017, was open to all those who reside in the countries of the Strategy for the Danube Region (9 EU Member States: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia; and 5 countries from outside the European Union: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, Serbia, the Ukraine). 

The theme of the photo contest revolves around one day in the life of the Danube  and the rivers found in its basin which flow through the 14 countries engaged in the Strategy. Only photos taken between 27 June and 1 July of this year are eligible for the competition.

The contest is intended to encourage the conveying of messages – in the form of photographs, insofar as they are taken within the specificed time period – falling within the scope of the aforementioned theme: one day in the Danube basin. We hope to receive photographs which illustrate the importance of the Danube to the life of the region and which showcase its various characteristics and unique nature, be it from a historical, natural, artistic, or cultural perspective. The entries may also accentuate the mythical, folkloric connotations of the Danube.    

Bringing attention to the essential values of photography is among the objectives of the contest, together with shedding light on its inevitable documentary nature, through which it speaks to posterity – and of course to the present as well. The easy-to-use tools, which are available for everyone by now, are perfectly suitable for focusing on and exploring complex cultural, social and environmental questions.

Contest Awards

I.: LEICA D-LUX camera + a voucher worth HUF 50 000, which may be used for scanning, printing or for analog photographic processing

II.: A voucher worth HUF 50 000, which may be used for scanning, printing or for analog photographic processing + a book voucher worth HUF 25 000 

III.: A book voucher worth HUF 25 000 

Members of the jury evaluating the entered works

Éva Keleti, Kossuth and Prima Primissima Prize-winner photographer

Dániel Kovalovszky, photographer

György Lukács, senior advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Zsófia Pályi, photographer

Ábel Szalontai, photographer, Director of the Media Institution of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design   

Announcement of the winners and award ceremony: Saturday, 14 October 2017

For further information please follow this link.


closed since 21 Sep 2017
Registration 1 Aug – 21 Sep
Event 18 Oct – 19 Oct
Language English, during the Plenary Sessions simultaneous translation into Hungarian is provided
Venue Budapest Congress Centre
Albania 4
Austria 74
Belgium 24
Bosnia-Herzegovina 16
Bulgaria 22
Croatia 19
Czech Republic 10
Estonia 1
European Institutions 4
Finland 3
France 3
Germany 92
Hong Kong 1
Hungary 332
Italy 7
Japan 2
Kosovo 3
Luxembourg 3
Moldova 21
Montenegro 5
Republic of Macedonia 3
Romania 98
Serbia 49
Slovak Republic 58
Slovenia 33
Spain 2
Switzerland 3
Ukraine 38
United Kingdom 1
United States 4
Total 935
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