The Interreg Europe Project CHERISH is launching a Photo competition for Summer 2019!

The main goal of CHERISH is to improve regional development policies to protect and promote cultural heritage in fishing communities in order to boost attractiveness of these regions for businesses, citizens and tourists. The CHERISH partnership involves different communities around Europe including some of the most famous summer tourism destinations, like Paphos in Cyprus and the Trabocchi Coast in Abruzzo in Italy.

The aim of this photo competition is to use the power of photography to raise awareness of the importance of heritage and traditions in fishing communities around Europe. Moreover, it is an invitation for each photographer, tourist or inhabitant to go beyond the stunning landscapes, the delicious meals and the golden beaches and discover the traditions of their holiday destination or hometown.

Atmospheric shots of fishermen and women (!), cultural handicrafts, traditional fishery boats or local festivals – the submitted pictures should give an impression of the richness, variety and importance of the cultural heritage in fishing communities, within the CHERISH partner regions: Region of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace (Greece), Alto Minho Coastal Area (Litoral Norte) (Portugal), Mallorca Island (Spain), Riga Planning Region coastal area (Latvia), Coastal Area of Abruzzo Region (Italy), Cyprus (Cyprus), Zeeland Province (The Netherlands) or Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Germany).

An international Jury will select the best photos that will be included in different publications and will be part of a travelling photo exhibition around Europe.

The overall winner will be awarded with the participation at the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition in one of the stunning partner's sites!

Interested participants can upload up to three pictures to the competition database and combine them with a personal massage. Photos can be submitted between 1st of June and the 15th of Ocotber 2019. Don´t miss this chance! More information and submission at:

The Photo competition is organized by The Coastal Union Germany (EUCC-D) within the framework of the CHERISH project and in cooperation with the project partners.

You can upload your picture here !!

For more information, please contact Theresa Horn, email: [email protected] or Cristina Nazzari, email: [email protected]