The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland announces a photography contest about the development challenges in the world. The total prize money is more than 10 000 euro.
According to the World Food Programme, more than 1 billion people worldwide suffer from hunger and malnutrition, with the vast majority (98%) living in developing countries. The least developed countries in the world include most African nations and many Asian ones as well.
The „Lens on Development” contest aims at presenting the problems and challenges of development worldwide to the European Union citizens. The contest also has in view to raise social awareness of the Millenium Development Goals and help to understand global development and its complexity.
We invite all adult citizens of the European Union who are interested in photography and development challenges in the world to take part in the contest.
The subject matter of the contest are development challenges of the poor countries and those undergoing political transformation. The Works submitted to the contest should present the daily life, culture and problems of the people living in developing countries – Developing countries – according to the classification of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), developing countries are countries which qualify for the Official Development Assistance (ODA). The full list of countries – recipients of the ODA – can be found on the OECD’s website.
After announcing the results of the Contest, an exhibition of the awarded works shall be held.The exhibition will take place on the territory of Poland between 15th and 29th December 2011.
The photography Contest is organized within the European Development Days, which are a forum for discussing development cooperation, and is organized by the European Commission and the country currently holding the Council presidency. Following the Polish presidency in the Council of the EU, the European Commission in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, organizes the VI edition of this event on 15th and 16th December 2011.
The prizewinners shall be awarded by the Organizer the following prizes:
The awards shall be given on 16th December and the prize-winning works will be formally presented on this day in the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw during the European Days of Development.
Competition Schedule :
Leader of the Jury : Piotr Trybalski
Jury members :
More about the Jury members : http://www.photo2011.eu/en/jury
See complete regulations here : http://www.photo2011.eu/en/regulations