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“Share Your Image of Southeast Europe”
Share Your Image of Southeast Europe – photo competition launched!
Brussels, 21 October 2009. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enlargement launched today the Southeast Europe: People and Culture photo competition. This pan-European contest offers anyone with an interest in photography an opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and technical skills through photos depicting culture and sports in Southeast Europe.
The competition focuses on art, dance & theatre, film, gastronomy, literature, music, sports and everyday life in contemporary Western Balkans (Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, and Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99) and Turkey. Participants are asked to express their vision on the competition themes by submitting a maximum of three pictures by either uploading them on the website, or sending them by post. The deadline for submissions is 20 January 2010.
All entries will be reviewed by an international jury. The jury will select twenty-four semi-finalists and three winners based on the visualisation of the competition themes, the degree of creativity, originality, and clarity of presentation, and the general appeal of the image. A fourth winner will be chosen amongst the semi-finalists by the general public, who can vote for their favourite online between 2 February and 16 March 2010.
The four prize-winners will have their photos exhibited in two galleries, in Madrid and Brussels, in spring 2010. They will be invited to the opening events of the exhibitions.
The goal of the Southeast Europe: People and Culture photo competition is to raise awareness and to present the cultures of the Western Balkans and Turkey whilst showing the dynamism of the cultural, gastronomic and sports scenes of the region. By submitting their pictures, participants will have a chance to show their unique and personal view of the region.
The Southeast Europe: People and Culture photo competition is open to all residents of the European Union as well as the Southeast European Candidate Countries (Croatia, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and Potential Candidates (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, and Kosovo under UN Security Council Resolution 1244/99).
1.2 Persons employed by the European Commission, organisers or members of the jury involved in the competition, are not eligible to participate.
1.3 Each participant may submit up to three photos to the competition.
Contest Prize & TERMS
* Second prize: a camera or other photographic equipment of a value not exceeding €2,000 and trips to the opening events of the above-mentioned photo exhibitions in Madrid and in Brussels in spring 2010.
* Third prize: a camera or other photographic equipment of a value not exceeding €1,000 and trips to the opening events of the above-mentioned photo exhibitions in Madrid and in Brussels in spring 2010.
* Public’s favourite award: a camera or other photographic equipment of a value not exceeding €1,000 and trips to the opening events of the above-mentioned photo exhibitions in Madrid and in Brussels in spring 2010. ELIGIBILITY: EU Member States and the Southeast European Candidate Countries or Potential Candidates Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: The European Commission, Directorate General for Enlargement intends to use the 24 semi-finalist photos selected by the competition jury for its information and communication activities related to the information and communication project "Southeast Europe: People and Culture", including the publication of the photos on the "Southeast Europe: People and Culture" website and reproduction in related future promotional material. To that purpose, separate contracts will be concluded with the semi-finalists.
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