The great interest and creativity of the participants marked the “Man in Focus” competition, which ended on Tuesday. About 1,300 photos will be competing for valuable prizes, and the jury will have the difficult task of choosing the best.

With the “Man in Focus” competition, the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia and National Geographic draws attention to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which have resulted in social isolation, concern for one’s health and the health of loved ones, as well as economic uncertainty for all citizens of Serbia. A five-member jury will select the winners by the end of November. The three best photos will be awarded vouchers for the purchase of photo equipment worth:

First prize – 1,000 euros;
Second prize – 500 euros;
Third prize – 300 euros.

The jury will also award the “Special Jury Award for the best photo of the EU project in Serbia”. The works will be evaluated by a jury composed of:

Marko Đurica, Reuters photojournalist and author of the Balkan Route photo exhibition;
Aleksandar Kelić, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade;
Igor Rill, editor, National Geographic Serbia;
David Pujado, Belgrade Photo Month;
Daliborka Nikolić, EU Communications, EU Info Center.

The expert jury will select up to 20 best photos (including the three awarded ones), which will be published in the printed and electronic publication of the EU Info Center, as well as on the websites and accounts on social networks of the EU Delegation in Serbia. The award-winning photo will be published in the Serbian edition of National Geographic magazine.

See what the award ceremony for the best at last year’s “Nature in Positive” competition looked like.

The exhibition of the best photographs will be held during 2020 or 2021, depending on the health situation and following the measures and regulations related to gathering in public places during the pandemic.

The competition and exhibition are part of the #EUzaTebe campaign, which draws attention to the results of the European Union’s development assistance to Serbia. Since 2001, the EU has invested more than three billion euros in grants through many projects, making it the largest donor in the country.