FRH Photo Competition

The FRH Photo Competition Awards Ceremony took place on Thursday, 11th October, during the FRH Biennial Conference “Religious Heritage – Europe’s legacy for the future”, hosted at the UNESCO in Paris.

The Awards Ceremony was presented by Mrs Silvia Costa, Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group Coordinator, Committee on Culture and Education, and included the presentation of all finalists, along with the three winning photos. Besides an FRH Award Certificate, winners were granted a Piql Award Certificate, and their photo was stored in the Arctic World Archive, a unique archive in a remote arctic island, designed to ensure the preservation of data storage for hundreds of years.

You may now download the FRH Photo Competition Awards Ceremony presentation, which includes the photos of all winners and finalists.

The FRH Photo Competition was designed to reward photographers for the best photos contributing to the promotion of religious heritage.

The photo competition included three categories:

  1. Religious buildings
  2. Artefacts
  3. People and events

See all finalists and winning photos:

Winners of the FRH Photo Competition with Lilian Grootswagers, FRH Council Secretary: from the left; Jan Kurek, Religious Buildings category; Baruch Gian, People and Events category; Vincenzo Giuliano, Artifacts category.

Once again, we would like to thank all FRH Photo Competition participants for their submissions, and for showcasing the beauty and relevance of religious heritage in such an artistic way!

*Disclaimer/Requirements for submissions:

By entering the Contest, entrant acknowledges that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.

By participating in the contest, the photographer holds the copyright to the photos submitted, but FRH retains the unlimited right to use the submitted photos for public information purposes in FRH’s fields of competence. FRH will only use photos for non-commercial purposes which include education and advocacy materials, website, brochures, reports, flyers, at no cost. The photographers will be credited.

No photos of children are admitted.

The photographs must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.