School photography contest "European identity"

Final results

We are pleased to announce the completion of the school photography contest titled "European Identity". The competition was organized by the Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Crete and the secondary cycle of the School of European Education – Heraklion, in cooperation with EuropeDirect – Crete.

We would like to thank the secondary schools of Crete, as well as the European schools for their participation in the competition and the warm support in our work. We are grateful to the jury members, Charles Weber (Photographer, Photography Professor, Switzerland), Richard Petit (Photographer, Photography Professor, France) and Polichronis Nikiforakis, (photographer, president of HPS Crete, Greece) for their contribution to the competition.

Congratulations to the winner, the selected photographers and to all the participants for the high quality of submitted photographs that made the task of the jury challenging and interesting.

According to the jury the final results and the selected photographers are:

  1. Marina Kougiou, 1st Vocational Upper Senior High School of Moires

  2. Kleana Mourati, 1st Middle School of Heraklion

  3. Antonis Mpourakis, Model Experimental Gymnasium of the University of Crete, Rethymno

  4. Jean-Yannis Lagnel, School of European Education of Heraklion

  5. Eugenia Likaki, 1st Middle School of Heraklion

  6. Kostas Vrouvakis, Lyceum of Nea Kydonia, Chania

  7. Panagiotis Chatziargiros, 1st Vocational Upper Senior High School of Moires

  8. Georgia Drosataki, Experimental Gymnasium of Heraklion

  9. Manolis Sifakakis, Model Experimental Gymnasium of the University of Crete, Rethymno

Winner of the contest: Marina Kougiou, 1st Vocational Upper Senior High School of Moires

All selected photographers will be included in a photographic exhibition themed “European Identity” (details will be announced shortly). The contest winner will additionally receive the contest prize, which is a Canon EOS 4000D camera including the Canon EF-S 18-55 DCIII lens.

Following are selected photos of the nine finalists. The selection was made by the jury.

  • 1Marina Kougiou
  • 2Kleana Mourati
  • 3Antonis Mpourakis
  • 4Jean-Yannis Lagnel
  • 5Eugenia Likaki
  • 6Kostas Vrouvakis
  • 7Panagiotis Chatziargiros
  • 8Georgia Drosataki
  • 9Manolis Sifakakis

Call for entries

New extended deadline for entries: Friday, 10th May 2019

The Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Crete and the secondary cycle of the School of European Education Heraklion (SEEH), in collaboration with the Europe Direct – Crete, are organizing a school photography contest, titled “European identity”.

The contest is addressed to the students of the secondary cycle of the European Schools and Accredited European Schools, as well as to students of the secondary schools that pertain to the Regional Directorate of Education of Crete.

To submit to the contest please follow this link: http://bit.ly/seeh-photo-contest-submit-en

Awards & benefits:

  • Up to nine finalists will be shortlisted. Selected photographs from the finalists will be included in an exhibition titled “European identity”, organized by SEEH, in the city of Heraklion.

  • The contest jury will select one winner among the nine finalists. The winner will receive: A Canon 4000D digital camera with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm DC III lens included. The winner’s prize is provided by Europe Direct – Crete.

Contest jury:

  • Charles Weber, photographer, photography teacher, Switzerland
    "Photography is a frame, a ring, a playground, to discuss, reflect and rebuild our world. Photography gives sense.”
    www.charlesweberphoto.com
    CV can be found here: Charles Weber CV
  • Richard Petit, photographer, photography teacher, France
    "I like to evoke the desire of elsewhere by questioning the notion of sublime.”
    www.richardpetit.eu
    CV can be found here: Richard Petit CV
  • Polichronis Nikiforakis, photographer – president of HPS Crete, Greece
    "Photography should be a way of expression, following the changes of the photographer's character over the years.”
    https://www.nikiforakis.com
    CV can be found here: Polichronis Nikiforakis CV

Detailed information on the contest is provided here: Call for entries

Organizing committee:

  • President: Emmanouil Kartsonakis, director of the regional directorate of education of Crete
  • Vice-president: Konstantina Batala, director of SEEH
  • Secretary: Panagiotis Charampidis, SEEH teacher
  • Members:
    Ioannis Konstantinou, secondary-section deputy director of SEEH
    Vasileios Garganourakis, SEEH teacher
    Eleftheria Tzavara, SEEH teacher

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SEEH photo club: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.