Europol Photo Competition

Europol international law enforcement photo competition

Europol’s annual photo competition has been encouraging law enforcement colleagues across the EU and beyond to share their photographic highlights with us since its launch in 2009.

Entries come from a wide variety of law enforcement agencies, such as police, customs, border guards and security services, and each year a growing number of talented photographers submit striking and artistic images from their work places.

A selection of these images can be seen in Europol publications, most notably Making Europe safer, and on display at Europol headquarters in The Hague.

The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers working for law enforcement agencies and law enforcement magazines in EU countries and those with Europol Agreements.

This has brought remarkable entries from as far afield as Australia and Colombia, in addition to more familiar European law enforcement scenes.

Making Europe safer cover image

Photo exhibition

Capture18 - 2018 Europol law enforcement photo competition 

Polish your camera lens and win a trip for two to The Netherlands!

Interested? Then it’s simple – send us your best shot capturing the essence of the challenging and rewarding work of law enforcement, and you will be entered into our competition to win a trip for two to Europol’s headquarters.

Entries are welcome from all professional and amateur photographers working for law enforcement agencies and law enforcement magazines from the EU and countries with Europol agreements.

Each photographer can submit up to five photographs.

The top three photographs will win a two-night trip for two people to The Hague or Amsterdam, with a visit to Europol. Other outstanding entries will be selected for use in Europol’s 2019 calendars, publications and other communication products.

Closing date: 31 July 2018

For full details on how to participate, please visit the competition webpage.

See previous year’s winners.

Download the poster

Participating in our next photo competition

Europol’s annual photo competition runs in the summer each year. If you are interested in the next competition, and would like to be notified of its launch, please register.