Europeana published a virtual exhibition of vintage postcards of south-eastern Europe this year. They invite people to share their pictures of the same places as they are today as part of the Picture This! competition. To participate, send in your pictures before 31 August 2017 with #PicThisEurope.

Dubrovnik [Ragusa], Tošović, National and University Library in Zagreb, Public Domain Mark

South-eastern Europe: past and present

The virtual exhibition featured old postcards from south-eastern European countries, with the aim of highlighting their rich collections, which are published on the Europeana portal. The exhibition also includes interesting facts and details about the places portrayed on the postcards, making it a good way of learning more about the past of those countries.These postcards show us a nostalgic view of south-east Europe.

Europeana is now looking for current images to show how the same places look today. So if you are on holidays in Southeastern Europe this summer, this is your opportunity to get your pictures displayed as part of an online exhibition.

This exhibition is one of the many organised by Europeana, a project originally driven by the Commission with the aim of making Europe's cultural heritage accessible online. With over 50 million digitised items, it dedicates thematic collections to art, fashion, music, history or photography.

Visit the Europeana exhibition to see exactly which places and landmarks they’re looking for in:

How to participate in the competition?

It’s easy, just submit your photographs to the competition via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #PicThisEurope. In your post please state which country, place or landmark is featured in your image.

What will make your image a winning shot?

Your best shots featuring landscapes and/or landmarks as the focus point. Images featuring people will not be accepted.

What will you win?

Winners will receive a hamper of smartphone camera accessories and have their images featured in the Picture This! exhibition. Runners-up will receive Europeana goody bags.

Deadline - Thursday 31 August 2017.