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European Photo Competition: Focus on risk prevention

Launched in May, the second EU-OSHA photo competition challenges photography enthusiasts across Europe – both professional and amateur – to once more pick up their cameras and capture their image of safety and health in the workplace before the end of August. Entries have been flooding in from entrants from across the EU27 and beyond, keen to show their take on risk prevention for the chance to win a top prize of €3,000.

The Competition

This pan-European photo competition is organised by EU-OSHA to promote awareness on healthy workplaces and risk prevention at work. The Agency’s mission is "to make Europe's workplaces safer, healthier and more productive“.

The competition challenges everyone to capture their own image of safety and health at work, with a special focus on risk prevention. An international jury welcomes photographic imagination and creativity and values especially photographs that draw attention to the positive aspects of risk prevention at work.

The three best photographs are selected according to their creativity and originality, as well as universal European appeal. This year for the first time there will be a special Youth Prize for participants under 21 years of age! Take a look at the best 13 photos from 2009 for inspiration.

The deadline for submission of entries is 31st August 2011.

To follow the latest Photo Competition news and updates, and to see submitted entries, visit our Flickr and Facebook pages.

The competition is now over.

Award winners

The second EU-OSHA photo competition, launched in May 2011, challenged photography enthusiasts across Europe – both professional and amateur – to once more pick up their cameras and capture their image of safety and health in the workplace. The competition captured the interest of some 2,500 photographers from across the EU and beyond, with the winners announced at the Healthy Workplaces Campaign Closing held in Bilbao, on the 22nd and 23rd November, 2011.

First prize: Dressmaker, Krzysztof Maksymowicz, Poland

This photo was selected by the jury for its ‘clean simplicity, which captures risk prevention in its most basic form.’
Commenting on his winning photo, Krzysztof Maksymowicz said: “When taking this photograph I was trying to capture a universal occupational safety image, something that could apply to every person. And so I came up with the idea to photograph a sewing woman (dressmaker) with a needle and a thimble – a tool which is slowly becoming forgotten.

Second prize: Grow up, Isa Kurtt, Turkey

Third prize: Gold panner, Saša Kosanović, Croatia

For the first time, a youth prize was awarded to the best entrant aged under-21 which this year was presented to Paweł Ruda of Poland for his imaginative and provocative ‘Cold Sandwich.’


Solving the enigma, Vladica Adamov, Serbia

Balancing over the waves, Jose Luis Morales Martin, Spain

The Solution, Riccardo Cigno, Italy

Breaking the wall, Davide Franceschini, Italy

The victim, Zsolt Dobóczky, Hungary

Beginners, Miran Beškovnik, Slovenia

Blind man’s bluff, Josef Hinterleitner, Austria

Working with a view, Felipe Antonio Juarez Moreno, Spain

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