The aim of the competition is to encourage students from schools and universities in the Burgas region (Bulgaria) and the province of Kirklareli (Turkey) to participate in various activities and initiatives that promote the eco-tourism potential of the cross-border region.

The photos need to be landscapes / natural pictures, landscapes of interesting natural sites, etc./, in places that are suitable for eco-tourism, and which are located on the territory of Burgas district (for the participants from Bulgaria) and on the territory of the province of Kirklareli (for participants from Turkey).

Rules for participation in the competition:

  1. Deadline for sending the photos for the competition – from 0.00 hours on February 1 to 24.00 hours on April 11, 2021.
  2. The photos must be taken personally by the participant in the competition.
  3. Contrast enhancement and / or color correction of photos are allowed.
  4. Wide-angle objective photographs and cropping of parts of the photographs are allowed.
  5. Photo collages are not allowed to participate.
  6. The maximum number of photos you can send for participation is 5 (five).
  7. The photos need to be uploaded on the project website:, or sent to the e-mail address –, with a note “for the photo competition”.
  8. Each participant is required to provide the following information about themselves: their full name, telephone (and / or e-mail) and postal address for contact. / If you wish, you can also send short comments regarding the photos you have submitted – when they were taken, your impressions, interesting moments from the shooting, etc./
  9. Eligible participants in the competition are only students in educational institutions on the territory of Burgas district and Kirklareli province.

Evaluation and awarding:

Each photo accepted for participation in the competition is evaluated separately.

The evaluation is performed by a commission, based on the following criteria: (1) Creativity – 30%; (2) Originality – 40%; (3) Photographic quality – 30%.

The first three participants, whose photos are rated the highest, will be invited to attend the final conference of the project, which will be held in early May 2021 in Kirklareli, Turkey.

The ten best photographs will be presented at photo exhibitions, which will be held in April 2021 in Burgas and Kirklareli. Their owners will receive a catalog and souvenirs prepared under the project.

The winners of the competition will be notified in due course.