Frontex Photo Competition: Europe Day


Do you like taking pictures? Is your phone full of photos from all your Frontex missions?

Time to share your talent with the Frontex community!

9 May is Europe Day, a celebration of peace and unity across the EU.

We’d like to use this occasion to showcase how people from all around Europe work together at EU external borders for the benefit of European citizens.


1. Cooperation with national authorities
2. Frontier landscapes
3. A helping hand at the border

Cooperation with national authorities – show us how you or your team work together with colleagues from the host member state. It can be a photo of joint activities, training, and equipment, anything that represents the good cooperation.

Frontier landscapes – Show us the beautiful view from a patrol boat or the sunset over the field during a land patrol. Photos taken from up in the air count, too!

A helping hand at the border – Perhaps the widest category. Show us how EU solidarity works in practice. It can be an action with the local community, your Frontex team, photo from a rescue operation.

How to participate:

  1. The competition is open to all Frontex officers and staff deployed in any operational area.
  2. Check the terms and conditions and select your photo(s)
  3. Send the entry form, consent form and photo(s) to before 30 April
  4. Vote for the winner on the Frontex Facebook page
  5. Keep your fingers crossed!


1st prize (selected from all three categories): Instax camera and backpack

Best photo in category 1: Cooperation with national authorities

Prize: Travel luggage, set of Frontex gifts

Best photo in category 2: Frontier landscapes

Prize: Travel luggage, set of Frontex gifts

Best photo in category 3: A helping hand at the border

Prize: Travel luggage, set of Frontex gifts

Special award: Winner of audience award on Facebook

Prize: Certificate and set of Frontex gifts

The winning photos will be presented on the Frontex website and social media channels.