Open Call - Photo Contest for Professional Photographers


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EU NEIGHBOURS EAST, in partnership with FOTOFESTIWAL, invites professional photographers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to enter an EU-funded photo contest, on the theme of Family Connections.

Why Family Connections?

This competition invites artistic, social and above all personal interpretations of the theme ‘family connections’ in a series of photos. 

How does our family connect us to our roots, culture, traditions, attitudes and future? Which connections define a family and make us belong? How do these connections adapt to changing worlds, technology, conflict, love and loss?

Rarely have we experienced the importance and fragility of ‘family connections’ more than in the last three years. Covid-imposed social distancing brought suffering and isolation and transformed many connections, but intensified others. This year, the whole world saw how war can rip families apart in an instant and how many opened their family homes to refugees.

Entrants can submit a series of 8-20 photos by 20 January 2023. The application form will be in English but you can find the details here in your language. The contest will be adjudicated by a panel of five judges and you can find more details about them at submission stage. A shortlistwill be announced at the end of February 2023. The final winners will be announced in March 2023.

Scroll down for an explanation of the theme, the judging panel, terms and conditions and the prizes.

 
 
The Prizes

There will be a €1000 prize for a winner from each of the countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Republic of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine).

Winners will be featured in an interview on the EU NEIGHBOURS EAST website.

Terms and Conditions

 

About the Organisers

The contest is organised by the EU NEIGHBOURS EAST programme, in partnership with Fotofestiwal. EU NEIGHBOURS EAST is an EU-funded regional communication programme that raises awareness of the European Union, its policies and support projects in its Eastern Neighbourhood. The programme complements EU Delegations communication in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

Fotofestiwal was established in 2001 as a collective of professionals working with photography, since then it has grown into one of the most relevant photographic festivals in Europe. Over 20 years, it has developed a wealth of experience in running competitions and showcasing results.

 

Contact

familyconnections@fotofestiwal.com