The regulatory framework for the Prize Contest is set out in Regulation 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 , as well, as in the Frontex Financial Regulation adopted by Management Board decision No 19/2019 of 23 July 2019 .
Prizes are financial contributions awarded by Frontex following a prize contest. Winners of the contest receive not only financial rewards but also promotion and publicity coverage of their accomplishments.
Prize contests are announced on the Frontex website. The annual and multi-annual work programmes of the agency included in the single programming document enumerate prize contests planned to be published by Frontex in a given year and set out the type of participants targeted by each contest, the global budgetary envelope reserved for the contest, and a specific reference for prizes with a unit value of EUR 1 000 000 or more.
Prizes are granted in accordance with the principles of transparency and equal treatment. Specific conditions of participation in a call for prizes are set out in the rules of contest and specify among others:
deadline for the submission of applications
amount of the prize or prizes
arrangement for the payments of prizes to the winners after awarding