popAI Student Photo and Caption Competition

Raising awareness about AI in policing

The objective of popAI  is to raise trust in the use of artificial intelligence in the security domain  by bringing together all involved stakeholders so as to produce targeted and appropriate recommendations for minimizing emerging risks. To this end, the project will hold a Student Photo and Caption Competition  bringing in the discussion the voice of new citizens and increasing their awareness in this domain. The project aims for inclusivity and, therefore, the value of community participation from diverse disciplines is highly recognised. Students are invited to be engaged through a creative format. In particular, participants are invited to reflect with a photograph and short narrative caption  on the ethical issues related to use of AI in security.

Student Photo and Caption Competition main purpose

The Student Photo and Caption Competition is a great opportunity for you to:

Reflect your concerns, opinions, and ideas around AI, ethics and policing data.

Express/State creatively your perspectives concerning human-centred and socially-driven AI tools in support of Law Enforcement.

Propose best practices towards the use of AI with high benefits for the security and safety of EU citizens.

Provide necessary considerations concerning crucial aspects such as sex, gender, race or belief to strengthen and broaden the scope of AI in the security domain.

Why photos? Which main messages? Which engagement tools?

Photos have long been a popular form of engaging in social issues allowing to express and share feelings among people from different countries and cultures. Sharing opinions and visions through photos is considered an easy and interactive means for cross-country exchange.  Students from diverse disciplines and academic backgrounds are invited to reflect on concerns around justice, gender, race, and inequalities  and how they understand their connection to AI in policing.

Eligible participation

The call is open to all students at European universities from any discipline (i.e., STEM, Humanities, Social Studies). Students from any level of higher education (i.e., bachelor, master, PhD).

Participation must meet the following criteria:

Registration until 30 October 2022 through the google form that can be found here.

Photo Submission until 15th of February 2023 through the Student Photo Challenge web application.

The language of the applications must be English.

The image(s) file type must be in .jpg or .png.

The photo must be accompanied by a caption (max 100 characters) reflecting on the captured controversies.

Only one photo is permitted to be uploaded on the website by each participant.

Compliance with popAI Ethics & Privacy guidelines ( read more).

Competition Awards

The three (3) winners of the popAI Student caption and photo competition will receive, correspondingly:

  • 250 euro (1st winner)
  • 150 euro (2nd winner)
  • 100 euro (3rd winner)

All the information on how to apply and the eligibility criteria can be found in leaflet here.

Terms, Conditions and Rules for popAI Student Photo and Caption Competition

Your participation in the contest must be in accordance with the law and is subject to the Terms & Conditions set out below. Your registration and participation in the contest presupposes and implies that you have studied, understood, and unconditionally accepted all the Terms, Rules and Policies of the contest. Non-compliance with the rules results in the automatic cancellation of participation in the contest and the candidacy for the prize. We have the right to unilaterally revise or update these Terms, whenever it is necessary and without any prior notice. For this reason, please check these Terms from time to time ( read more).

I. Privacy Notice

To participate in this contest, through your interaction with the popAI platform you will be asked to provide electronic informed consent. Also, a Privacy Policy for the popAI Student Photo and Caption Competition describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information when you use this platform ( read more).

II. Additional information

Further information will be communicated in the upcoming weeks, regarding the opening date of the competition, the awards and the application procedure!

III. Rights and ownership

By submitting the photos, participants agree to grant CERTH free of charge the right to use the photo in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic media even if they are not the winning entries. CERTH reserves the right to modify or cancel the contest or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the contest, at any time and for any reason if deemed necessary.

IV. Applicable law & jurisdiction

The above Terms, as well as any modification or alteration thereof, shall be governed by applicable Greek law. The Courts of Thessaloniki shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these terms and Conditions.