#PicThisEurope: Take part in Europeana’s photography competition!
On 6 July 2017, Europeana, a digital library, museum and archive providing access to priceless heritage from more than 3,000 cultural institutions of Europe, launched #PicThisEurope, a photography competition organised as a follow-up to Europeana’s online exhibition Picture this! Vintage postcards of Southeastern Europe. For the purpose of further promoting cultural and natural heritage captured on old postcards from several countries of south-east Europe, Europeana invites everyone interested to show what the selected examples of that same heritage look like today by posting their photographs on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram until 31 August 2017. The winning photos will be featured as part of the Europeana Collections portal and their authors awarded valuable prizes.
Picture this! Vintage postcards of Southeastern Europe is a sort of a peak of Collections of the South and East Europe in Europeana (CSEEE), a project that the National and University Library in Zagreb, as project coordinator, successfully carried out in 2016 in collaboration with The European Library (TEL). The project, whose aim was to increase the availability of digitised resources from national libraries in the European countries outside the European Union, included the national libraries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Slovenia and Serbia. The Picture This! exhibition, put on as a way of presenting the results of this project, which brought about as many as 19 new digital collections on Europeana’s portal, features a fine selection of 24 old postcards, of which the cultural and natural heritage of each of the included countries has been represented by three postcards.
Visit Picture this! and find out exactly which motifs have been selected to represent the heritage of each country, because – you never know where summer can take you. For all those who will be visiting or simply find themselves near Croatia’s cultural and natural sights, we bring a gallery of images of old Croatian postcards included in this exhibition that also show which Croatian motifs you should target your camera at for the #PicThisEurope competition. The original copies of these old postcards are preserved at the Print Collection of the National and University Library in Zagreb and are also available online as part of the NSK Digital Collections portal.
Learn more about the terms and conditions of #PicThisEurope.