Contest for the most beautiful images of Earth captured on CREODIAS platform

Submission form at the bottom of the page

There are over two thousand satellites orbiting in space to collect images and other information of the Earth and space. This is a huge amount of data to help public services, private companies and other institutions to provide variety of applications and solutions improving quality of our life. Copernicus is an important European Union’s Earth Observation programme, coordinated and managed by the European Commission and implemented by the European Space Agency (ESA), aimed at providing services delivering in near-real-time data to help us better understand our planet and lead more sustainably economy.

CREODIAS is one of five DIAS (Data and Information Access Services) platforms, built and operated by CloudFerro on behalf of ESA under the Copernicus Programme. It provides easy and open access to more than 18 petabytes of satellite data, together with public cloud computing environment for processing Earth Observation products.

About the ‘Seize the beauty of our planet’ contest

Whether you are an advanced researcher with years of experience in using satellite data or you are only beginning your journey with Earth Observation, you are welcome to participate in our contest for the most beautiful images of Earth obtained on CREODIAS by means of using its Finder tool.

Don’t know how CREODIAS works? No problem, check our webcast Introduction to CREODIAS to learn more.

13 most beautiful images will be selected as winners. First seven winners will be chosen by a popular online vote. The other 6 ones will be selected by a Jury consisting of the representatives of CloudFerro, the European Space Agency and the European Commission.


The authors of the 3 images that will receive the largest number of votes will be awarded with attractive prizes:
•    a tablet (1st place),
•    a smartwatch (2nd place)
•    high quality earphones (3rd place)

All the authors of the 13 winning entries will also receive free credits of 200 EUR for processing the satellite data on CREODIAS platform. The winning images will be placed on our 2021 calendar and will be published at CREODIAS and CloudFerro websites and Facebook accounts.

Dates and deadlines to save

Submission10 – 30 September 2020 in .jpg or .tif format.
Voting5 October 2020 12:00 (noon) CET until 26 October 2020 12:00 (noon) CET on PollUnit platform.
Winners announcement27 October 2020 at CloudFerro website In addition each winner will be contacted by CloudFerro representatives at the email provided in the submission form below.

Image qualities and other requirements

Apart from the artistic aspects, the image must meet a minimum requirement of  250 dpi, 4200 x 3000 pixels, .jpg or .tif format.

Please upload your image via the form at the bottom of this page.  Only 1 image can be submitted by each contestant. The image can be enhanced with EO or photo editing software but it must NOT contain any text or additional graphic elements such as labels, logos or similar.

Please see the details of the contest Terms and Conditions (PDF).

Should you have any questions, please contact us at


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Author: EARSC

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