The photo competition was part of the European Commission’s social media campaign “Europe’s culture close to you”, focusing on sustainable cultural tourism in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. The objective of the campaign was to highlight local, regional and European heritage and culture, encouraging Europeans to explore offerings close to their homes.
The social media team in the Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) asked participants to submit photos and stories of their favourite cultural summer memories.
230 people sent entries to the competition, covering everything from visits to iconic heritage sites and museums to rural landscapes and digital experiences.
Here are the 3 winners:
- Dimi Pateraki
- Ozan Kocak
- Kristina Popova
From classical Greek architecture to impressive lakeside scenery at the Austro-Italian border and traditional Bulgarian village life – the winners of our Europe’s culture close to you photo competition truly capture the beauty and diversity of summer in Europe.
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