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, and have the chance to win €1,000.
The deadline for entries is 20 January 2023.
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?
At a time when the importance and fragility of family connections have come into sharp focus with pandemic restrictions and war, the competition invites photographers to submit a series of 8-20 photos exploring their artistic, social and above all personal interpretations around the theme of ‘family connections’.
A shortlist will be announced at the end of February 2023, and the final winners will be announced in March 2023.
There will be a €1,000 prize for a winner from each of the countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine). Winners will also be featured in an interview on the EU NEIGHBOURS east website.
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