Colours of Albania

Colours of Albania

What is #ColoursofAlbania?


Nationwide campaign and photo contest on social media to promote Albania (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Web)


Use your imagination to introduce Albania!


This initiative aims at portraying the image of the country, by displaying and sharing across the world our society's true colors, enchanting towns and villages, pristine beaches and landscapes, as well as historical Albanian markets and castles. 



The subject is free, including religious coexistence, Albanian society, art, culture, etc. Each week the subject will be published in InstagramFacebook and Twitter pages, websites of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign AffairsAlbanian diplomatic missions abroad and other public institutions.




The promotion of #ColoursofAlbania will start on April 24, 2017 and will last until July 30, 2017.




The contest is open to all Albanian citizens and especially young people, who are passionate about photography, travel, art, culture, nature, etc.


Partners in promoting #ColoursofAlbania


Public Institutions who supported us: #ColoursofAlbania is a project of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, supported by Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kosovo and British Council, which aims at exploring the theme "Albania through our eyes" through the collection of creative pictures by users of Instagram and other social media.


Well-known personalities who have supported us over the years: Ermonela Jaho, Saimir Pirgu, Kledi Kadiu, Alban Nimani, Nëntor Orseku and National Football Team.




1. Follow your imagination and take pictures depicting the beauty of Albania;

2. Publish pictures in your Instagram profile, with the hashtag #ColoursofAlbania;

3. TAG our Instagram profile @ColoursofAlbania;

4. TAG on Facebook @ColoursofAlbania;

5. You can send your pictures by hitting “CHECK IN” at the place where it was taken;

6. You can send pictures published months ago, as long as you use the #ColoursofAlbania hashtag.




The Jury of the #ColoursOfAlbania2017 edition will be composed of four members who are closely related with photography:

1- Jutta Benzemberg, photographer

2- Zeff Paci, Art Historian

3- Jetmir Idrizi, photographer from Kosovo

4- Jorida Murati, photographer


The Jury will select the best 10 photos from which the awards will be selected.

·         First place;

·         Two second places;

·         Three third places.


Winners will be invited to be present at the photography exhibition and the activities that will be held under the initiative #ColoursOfAlbania.


Winning pictures will be part of a booklet to be distributed to all Albanian diplomatic missions abroad and moreover, it will be used as a symbolic gift of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.