Get Up Photo Contest

Photo contest sponsored by partners of GET UP – GETUPPROJECT.EU
UIL Italian Labour Trade Union, AIDP Italian Association for People Management, LETU Lithuanian Education Trade Union, ALDA Association of Local Democracy Agencies, DIESIS European Research and Development Service for the Social Economy, FORMA.Azione srl, WETCO Workers’ Education and Training College, MUT Malta Union of Teachers.

With the support of European Commission.

3 challenges

Stereotypes, gender segregation and inequalities
If you don’t show it, it doesn’t exist

gender equality
at school
at work
in the society

Tag @getup_project in your photos and add the hashtag #getup_project
One photo among: #wasteoftalent #genderpaygap #worklifebalance



The contest #getup_project invites European citizens to think and express, through original shots, stereotypes and gender differences in education, training and career, imagining a future free from gender inequality.

3 photo subjects to call your shot combined with 3 challenges #wasteoftalent #genderpaygap #worklifebalance. Participants can choose if run for 1 or more theme, sending up a maximum of 3 photos, 1 for subject, adding a short text in order to describe their own pictures.

To participate you must be an European citizen, apply to a call launched by partners*, being over 18 years, owning the rights of the photos that you want to submit and strictly adhere to the contest’s norms.


Starting: February, 1st
Ending: April, 30th

Each participant can submit to a maximum of 3 photos (1 per theme) to apply to the call launched by the GETUP partners in Europe. The photos must meet the requirements (the penalty is the exclusion from the contest itself) and can be both in colour and in black & white. Reprocessing, photo-montages and other interventions are allowed to improve the comprehension of the work represented. Participants have to:

  • Send photos using the form on line
  • Fill in the information required
  • Upload pictures on Instagram using the hashtags #getup_project, the # of the chosen theme and tagging the @getup_project account.

Contest’s participation implies the unconditional acceptance of the rules contained in the contest norms. The photos that not apply to all the contest’s norm will not be taken into consideration.

Read and download: contest’s norms


The jury would assess photos from a technical and content (relevance, innovation, and efficacy) standpoint. The criteria to evaluate photographs will be:

  • the quality of the image
  • the clear understanding of the theme/subject represented
  • the innovativeness of the work
  • the originality of the images proposed
  • the likes gotten on Instagram from the network audience.

The jury of the competition, whose judgement is unquestionable, composed of professional photographers and exponents of GETUP partners, expert in gender equality, based on the above criteria will select 6 photos winners (2 per theme). Evaluations will take place during the month of April.  Click HERE for more information about the members of the jury.


The 6 most evocative photos identified by the jury will represent the awareness raising campaign promoted by #getupproject and the partners of the various countries. The campaign foresees billposting of the winners’ photos in the cities and towns of the country’s network (Italy, Bulgaria, Belgium, France, Lithuania, Malta), coverage on social and institutional channels, and press campaign in the various partners’countries to promote gender equality in education, training and at the workplaces as much as possible. The winners will be, whenever possible, mentioned or awarded during formal labor and culture events in various European cities. The photographs and their explanations will be related to each other in an ideal dialogue in order to talk about and promote gender equality.


Please fill-in the details and submit your photograph for the competition. Good luck!