How to enter?

Are you a member of the OIE global network, including practising veterinarians? Are you a veterinary student over 18?

If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, you are eligible to enter – just follow these steps:


Select between one and five photos on the theme specified in the annoucement.


Download the rules on the dedicated photo competition website www.oiephotocompetition.com


Fill in the entry form online, ensuring to complete all the fields and accept the conditions contained in the rules of the photo competition.


Upload and submit your photos (no more than five), on the photo competition website, noting the caption for each photo, by 15 April 2019 by noon (Paris time).


Make sure that you receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your application.

Complimentary cheques will be awarded during the Opening Ceremony of the 87th OIE General Session on Sunday, 26 May 2019.


The jury’s decision, which will be final, will be published on the website www.oiephotocompetition.com
no later than 20th May 2019
Winners will be notified in advance by email.

For further information, contact the OIE Communication Unit at communication@oie.int

Who can enter?

The following people are eligible to enter the 2019 OIE Photo Competition:

  • National delegates of an OIE member country

  • National focal points of an OIE member country

  • Veterinarians and other employees of the Veterinary Services of an OIE Member Country*

*This category includes, among others, practising veterinarians who can provide proof that they have received a diploma on veterinary medicine from a veterinary school in an OIE Member Country.

  • OIE Experts (members of the Commissions, Working Groups and Ad hoc Groups and speakers who have presented a Technical Item at the General Session or at a Regional Commission)

  • Employees of OIE Reference Centres

  • Employees of partner organisations that have a cooperation agreement with the OIE, as listed here

For students, the entry requirements for the 2019 OIE photo competition are as follows:

  • You must be over 18

  • You must be a full-time student studying veterinary medicine at a university in an OIE Member Country in the 2018–2019 academic year

The photos entered by participants must have the following technical characteristics:

  • Colour or black & white

  • Format: JPEG or TIFF

  • Resolution: 300 ppi

  • Maximum file size of 10MB per photo. If the photo exceeds this amount, the upload will not be successful

  • Minimum size of 2480 by 3508 pixels (21 x 29.7 cm), preferably the maximum size and resolution available

Photos that do not meet these minimum quality requirements will not be considered by the jury

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