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ZeroWaste PIX — 2023 The European Environment Agency photo competition

The European Environment Agency (EEA) invites you to capture the unsustainable consumption and production patterns that threaten our well-being as well as the promising sustainable alternatives that are being explored.

Every year, the EEA organises a photo competition to raise awareness on an environmental theme and invites Europeans to share their takes on it. This year’s photo competition “ZeroWaste PIX” is a call to reflect on the state of modern human civilization. Every photograph will raise awareness and inspire change, whether it is an image of factories spewing toxins, overflowing landfills, or a community garden bringing people together around a shared sense of purpose.

Application window: The competition will remain open between 3 July 2023 and 3 October 2023.

-4 X 1000 EUR Best photo in each category

-500 EUR Public Choice award

-500 EUR Youth Prize 18 – 24 years


The competition is open to the citizens of the EU 27 Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Türkiye; under the stabilisation and association agreements: North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The photos must be taken in the countries mentioned above.

All participants must be 18 or older.

You must have full copyrights to the submitted material.

You may submit maximum 5 entries in the competition. Each entry will be handled separately so you need to fill out a new submission form for each entry.

By submitting an entry, you will be presumed to have agreed to accept the Competition rules and the Terms and Conditions.

Application Link

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