The EU and its 28 Member States
are proud to present
The #ExperienceEurope 2018 EU-China Tourism Year Grand Photo Contest
28 weekly competitions
Great prizes for winners
Just follow the #ExperienceEurope WeChat account and you qualify to participate
What is the meaning of travel?
The sceneries you saw; the paths you wandered; the books you read; the wine you sipped; the people you loved. This will all become part of you.
Are you ready to experience Europe’s breath-taking natural scenery and historied cultural heritage? For its romance and passion to move you?
2018 is the EU-China Tourism Year. This year, the EU wants to send you on a deluxe two-person tour!
We will cover the costs for airplane tickets, hotel accommodations, and an experienced traveller to accompany you and guide you through a first-hand tour of Europe’s landscape, culture, and food.
From March to September 2018, the 28 Member States of the EU will hold weekly contests in turn.
Each weekly contest will select two winners: one from that week’s photography contest and one from that week’s cultural knowledge contest. The two winners will be awarded prizes provided by the Member States as well as a chance to win a lucky draw for the grand prize of travelling to Europe.
Thus, the chance of winning the Grand Prize by winning a single photography or cultural knowledge contest is 1/56!
Lucky draw chances can be accumulated, as you are entered into the lucky draw once for every photo or cultural knowledge competition which you win.
If you win two or more photography or cultural knowledge contests, the chance of winning the Grand Prize becomes 1/28 or less!
It seems you are one step closer to touring Europe!
Photo Contest Rules
Submit a photo according to requirements during the week of the Member State’s contest. The winner will be awarded a special prize from the Member State as well as a chance to win the grand prize of traveling to Europe.
Photos can be about the societies and cultures of EU Member States, or about the Member States’ beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and natural environment.
But the content of the photos is not limited to things within the Member States’ borders! Photos can also be about cultural experiences related to the Member State of the event week. For example, they can be about an event on the culture of the Member State; an art exhibit from the Member State; making the cuisine of the Member State; a performance of a playwright from the Member State; engaging in the traditional sports of the Member State; or an exhibit of authors from the Member State.
We welcome any creative ways of experiencing the Member State’s culture.
Be creative! Capture visually compelling and inspiring moments. Express your thoughts through pictures.
投稿细则 Photo Contribution Rules
作品要求 Photo requirements
Photo requirements: Photos must be related to the Member State hosting the contest and be accompanied by an explanation of more than 20 words detailing the inspiration for the photo.
投稿方式 Ways of Contributing
Send the photo and explanation through the WeChat Public Account chat window. Include [name of the Member State] + [your name] + [phone number] + [WeChat account number].
Send the photo and explanation through email in a zipped file. Title your email [name of the Member State] + [your name] + [phone number] + [WeChat account number], and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
评选说明 Selection Rules
The winning photo each week will be selected by embassy staff from the Member State or special guest judges.
Contributing a photo authorizes #ExperienceEurope to use that photo for any and all promotional purposes.
Cultural Knowledge Contest Rules
Submit your answers in the comment section accordingly. Member State embassy staff will select the winners. The winners will be awarded a special prize from the Member State as well as a lucky draw chance at the Grand Prize of traveling Europe.
The organizers of #ExperienceEurope have final say on all matters regarding the 2018 Grand Photo Contest.
If you have any questions or would like to cooperate with #ExperienceEurope, please send an email to
合作媒体 Media Partners
特邀评委 Guest Judges
《时尚旅游》的背后是美国国家地理学会和中国时尚传媒集团。《时尚旅游》至今已有126年的历史，在全球拥有16个国际版本、 170 万读者。《时尚旅游》是第一个版权合作方，原创内容丰富、读者覆盖广泛。《时尚旅游》不仅仅是一本杂志，而是一个强大的旅游资讯跨媒体平台，旗下拥有多种数字媒体，正在为旅行者们炮制全新而立体的旅行体验。
Behind the National Geographic Traveler are the National Geographic Society and the Trends Group. The National Geographic Traveler has been established for 126 years and is widely circulated around the globe with 16 international editions and 1.7 million loyal subscribers. It is the first copyright partner with diversified self-generated contents and a tremendous reader base. Although widely known as a magazine, it has also grown to be a powerful mass media platform for exclusive travel information and owns multiple digital media platforms, aiming to provide fresh, customized, and immersive experiences to today’s travelers.
旅行与生活方式达人，曾任职于全球知名旅行杂志Condé Nast Traveler，也在马尔代夫工作生活过，行走数十国，热衷分享旅途中的美与感动，可搜索公众号旅逗了解更多他的故事。
Ludo, expert in travel and lifestyle and formerly worked for the Condé Nast Traveler, has lived in the Maldives and traveled across dozens of nations. He is especially enthusiastic about sharing breathtaking scenes and retelling stunning stories through travel. Follow his official WeChat account, traveludo, to learn more.
寒江 Jiang HAN
Jiang HAN, seasoned travel columnist and photographer, is known for his in-depth experiences and vibrant testimonials. He has traveled across 60 countries and more than 500 cities, and had extensive experience working as a columnist for both the Condé Nast Traveler and the Global Times.
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