Photo Competition Fight Against Poverty
The European Institute of Cyprus (EIC) and the Cyprus Photographic Society (CPS) invite interested professional, amateur photographers and photo journalists to creatively contribute in the global campaign against poverty.
The campaign is being organised as part of a European project, entitled ‘Media Engagement in Development Issues and Promotion’ (MEDIP). The project is being co financed by the European Union (EU) and is being delivered in six member states of the EU: Cyprus, Malta, Hungary, Estonia, Slovenia and Romania.
Entries are accepted from individuals that are 18 years of age and over and are resident in Cyprus. The first three winning entries will receive the sum of 1000 € each to be given in the form of cash, which has been charitably donated by the Shacolas Group. The photographs awarded the first three places will automatically be entered in European, photo competition, alongside other awarded photographs selected in the other five countries organising similar competitions as part of the project.
The three winning entries will be exhibited in parallel exhibitions taking place in all six participating countries, namely Cyprus, Malta, Hungary, Slovenia, Estonia and Romania and in Brussels at an international exhibition organised in December 2009 which is being hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee of the European Union.
The aim of the photo exhibition is to encourage impressions, interpretations, illustrations and images that advance greater appreciation and understanding of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the key principles of International Development Aid amongst the wider public.
The Eight Millennium Development Goals, represent a global vision for the future: a world with less poverty, hunger and disease, greater survival prospects for mothers and their infants, better educated children, equal opportunities for women, and a healthier environment; a world in which developed and developing countries work in partnership for the betterment of all.
The deadline for the submission of photographs and accompanying documentation is the 16th September 2009. Submissions are accepted at the offices of the Cyprus Photographic Society in Limassol, Arch. Makarios III Avenue 112, Limassol (tel: 25384381) every Wednesday and Saturday from 4pm – 8pm or the Cyprus Photographic Society in Nicosia, 53 Xanthis Xenierou, Old Nicosia, Nicosia (tel: 99496086) open every Wednesday afternoon or at the European Institute of Cyprus, Presidential Palace Street 11-13, 1081 Nicosia, open daily between the hours of 8.00am – 14.30.
Information on the photo competition, including the rules and conditions of entry, entry forms and details on the Millennium Development Goals can be obtained from the offices and official web sites of the Cyprus Photographic Society: www.cps.com.cy and the European Institute of Cyprus: www.eicy.eu