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WARSAW PHOTO DAYS FESTIVAL OPEN COMPETITION – MANIPULATION
5th EDITION OF THE WARSAW PHOTO DAYS FESTIVAL – OPEN COMPETITION!
The theme of this year’s edition is MANIPULATION
Exhibitions will be presented in Warsaw galleries between December 7-28, 2018.
Deadline for submitting projects expires on November 24, 2018.
Participation in the Open Program is free of charge.
We are waiting for themed photographic projects and multimedia forms with the use of
photography and /or video. In Warsaw galleries presented will be twelve individual exhibitions selected through an open competition addressed to visual artists.
From among the projects selected for presentation, the jury will choose the winner of the competition who will receive the GRAND PRIX prize and PLN 5,000 cash (or the equivalent in €). The organizer will print the works from authors’ files the resolution of which must enable printing.
The theme of the fifth edition of Warsaw Photo Days is MANIPULATION.
Deadline for application: November 24, 2018 (until hrs.23:59)
Announcement of results: November 26, 2018 – on www.warsawphotodays.com
We are waiting for projects that visually analyze and problematize this
Manipulation is a common and supra-local phenomenon that applies to
social and political life, advertising, the media as well as medium of
Under the competition, we expect projects attempting to look at the
social phenomenon of manipulation understood as a form of influencing
upon one person or a group of people in such a way that they fulfill the
goals set by manipulator, as well as photographic cycles /video projects
/installations that serve or potentially can be used as tools to
manipulate audience through seemingly real, but in fact a highly
processed or even distorted picture of reality.
There is no denying that as the contemporary media societies we have to
face the problem of attempts to influence our individual and social
awareness in numerous spheres of life.
The processes and phenomena occurring in this area are extremely
interesting for making visual analysis and exchanging views on
These processes, due to their scale and the fact they increasingly
become more common, should arouse the interest of each of us, especially
the young generation of creators and recipients of a culture, shaped by
overactive media reality and aggressive world of advertising, politics
and mass culture surrounding us from every possible side.
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: stated in Rules: The Organizer undertakes to cover any necessary costs of the exhibition (i.e. production, framing, presentation), to promote it and to publish a Warsaw Photo Days catalog comprising all the winning projects.
4. Each author may submit one project.
5. Submitting works to the Open Programme means a declaration that person submitting all works included in the project is their author and that submitted works do not infringe the rights of any third parties
6. Submission of the application means full acceptance of the Rules. USAGE RIGHTS: The work will be used for exhibitions and promotional materials. The projects of successful participants of the Open Programme will be presented, in the form finally agreed with the curators, in Warsaw galleries indicated by the Organiser, in the catalogue of the fesGval, on the festival website www.warsawphotodays.com and in promotional materials.
7. The prepared works may be presented in other galleries in Poland and abroad as post- festival presentations, for a period of three years. This, however, must be individually agreed upon with the author each and every time.
Signing of the Rules is equivalent to acceptance of the provisions, and means agreement to cooperate with the Organiser on bases provided for under the Rules.
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