The winner is Pierrick Roberge (CY)

The Jury of the contest was

  • Lynn Tytgat (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Diana Burgos (CY Cergy Paris Unniversité)
  • Lisa Broadwell (university of Gothenburg)
  • Mirela Šućur (University of Ljubljana)
  • Pol Capdevila (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  • Luke Walton (University of Warwick)

Photo Contest Rules

EUTOPIA is an alliance of six European universities: The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), CY Cergy Paris Université (France), the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain) and the University of Warwick (United Kingdom). They act together as part of the EUTOPIA 2050 project to achieve a common objective of co-creating a new model for higher education in Europe. Students occupy a central place in EUTOPIA as major strategic actors, operating in all bodies of governance and participating in EUTOPIA’s projects. 

The “EUTOPIA Weeks” are part of their current project EUTOPIA2050. They aim to bring together all key actors of the project, to reinforce the alliance identity and culture and to develop joint actions. The first one is organised by CY Cergy Paris Université from June 29 to July 3 2020. During this week, among the professional meetings, the conferences, talks and workshops, EUTOPIA planned a Photo Contest. 


The Europe Department of CY Cergy Paris Université is the Organiser this Contest.


Recent events have led academics, students, professors and administrators alike to rethink their homes as workspaces—no more classrooms, amphitheatres, libraries or offices. The theme was chosen to share, within the EUTOPIA community, these newly furnished places, which they had to learn to tame, to continue their daily lives. Please do notice that participants are invited, but not compelled, to stage themselves through their photography.


The Contest is open to all persons willing to participate. 

The persons involved in the organisation of the Contest and the Jury are not allowed to participate.

The following submissions are ineligible: 

  • Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright.
  • Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.
  • Images that involve damage to the environment by the photographer or photo subjects.
  • Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.

Participants submit 1 photo.

Participants must submit their photos to and post their pictures on their Facebook or Instagram accounts —or both— with public access and the following compulsory mentions: 

  • the author’s name
  • @eutopiaalliance for Facebook 
  • @eutopiauni for Instagram.
  • #EUTOPIAweek

The photos must be submitted and published between Friday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday, July 2 at 4:00 p.m. Submissions will not be accepted once the deadline lapses.

The entry may not include a photo collage or photomontages (2 or more photos combined into one image).

The entry must be accompanied by a short caption presenting the project and the conditions of the photograph (date, place, context, etc.), 

Contestants are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted and must be able to provide copies of those releases to the Organiser upon request.


Submitted photos must be original, created and/or taken by the contestant. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

EUTOPIA and CY Cergy Paris Université respects photographers’ copyrights, and copyrights shall remain vested with the creator of the image. Upon participating to the Contest, you grant EUTOPIA and CY Cergy Paris Université, non-exclusive, royalty-free, right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, in all media forms now or hereafter known, to promote the Contest, image, the photographer or for editorial or educative use.

The photographer will be credited wherever the image is used.

  1. JURY

The Jury is composed of staff from the six universities within EUTOPIA. The panel will give its final decision will be made no later than Friday, July 3, 2020.

The criteria to select the winners will be: compliance for the theme, originality and quality. 

The decision of the Jury will be final and binding on all Participants with respect to all matters relating to the Contest.

The Jury holds the right to declare the competition unsuccessful if it judges that the material proposed is not relevant.

The winners will be announced on Friday, July 3, during the closing ceremony of EUTOPIA week. All participants are invited to attend this ceremony. If the results could not be announced during this ceremony, the results will be communicated to the candidates by Friday, July 10, at the latest.

  1. AWARD

Winners will have their photography publicly displayed by the universities of EUTOPIA in their official communication documents about EUTOPIA week, on their social networks and their websites. Photos could be used for printed documents of EUTOPIA. These publications are the only award of the Contest. 


EUTOPIA and CY Cergy Paris Université reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; to be acting in violation of these rules or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. 

EUTOPIA and CY Cergy Paris Université reserve the right to disqualify any entrant’s entitlement to a prize, if, in the sole discretion of the EUTOPIA and CY Cergy Paris Université, it determines or suspects that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other fraudulent, deceptive or unfair entry or playing practices (including any Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means or any other means which subvert the entry process). 

  1. LIABILITY                 

Participants to the contest discharge EUTOPIA and CY Cergy Paris Université and its partners, employees, officers and representatives from all liability, claims, judgments, demands, controversies, agreements, damages, actions and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related in any way to the Contest. 

Participants to the Contest discharge EUTOPIA and CY Cergy Paris Université from any claim arising out of their participation in the Contest.

Under no circumstance will EUTOPIA nor CY Cergy Paris Université be liable for any lost, late, misdirected, stolen, illegible or incomplete Submissions; error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of, submitted photo (s); problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing; incorrect or inaccurate information, caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the Photos and/or the Submissions; and/or damage to any Participant or to any computer related to, resulting from or in connection with the Contest.

If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of being conducted as anticipated, due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of EUTOPIA or CY Cergy Paris Université, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, EUTOPIA and CY Cergy Paris Université reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest as deemed appropriate, disqualify any Participant, and/or select winners.

The Organiser reserves the right to modify the dates, to interrupt, to change or to cancel the Contest in the event of force majeure or exceptional circumstances. The Organiser cannot be held responsible for this fact. 

The Organiser cannot be held responsible if it fails in contacting the winners of the Contest, nor for the technical impossibility for a participant to send the photography.

Participating in this Contest implies full acceptance of these rules.