Deadline: December 31, 2020
Entry Fee: Free
Prizes: €1,250, €2,000, €5,000
The International Centre on Ageing (CENIE), among other relevant actions, is the promoter and developer of the Programme for a Long-lived Society, based on the strategic, committed and constructive decision to face longevity as one of the strengths of the present and future society.
The Program for a Long-lived Society is based on the need to encourage, support and implement studies, research, scientific discoveries and technological advances that contribute to defining longevity as a healthy and rewarding stage in life, both for individuals and for the society to which they belong. In this way, being long-lived becomes a promising horizon full of possibilities, a true engine of growth and a continuous factor of improvement in our social relationship and culture.
Longevity should never be merely equivalent to retirement and even less to inaction, lack of participation, lack of usefulness or productivity – understood not only from the economic point of view – but should be seen as the privileged moment in life when what has already been learned becomes true individual and social capital, transferable to the community as a whole. And at the base of new and continuous learning.
Being long-lived is a way of being and of being in a world happily integrated by people who value and appreciate their existential baggage as a valuable heritage, but who, at the same time, continue to be moved by projects, by the essential vitality of illusion, by ideas of renewal. In short, by the legitimate aspiration to a better life for themselves and for others.
Who Can Participate
The CENIE Grand Prize and the prizes: “Audience Choice”, People, Looks, Iberian Looks, Looks on the Line, Altered Images and Mobile are open to photographers over 18 years of age.
The next six categories should be about the theme that serves as the title of the photo contest:
“Longevity: The Positive Sum of Life”
Portraits and photos of older people in groups or alone that convey a positive view of age.
Events, objects or activities that connect the reality of older people with the enjoyment of cultural and natural heritage. They must be photographs that give us an idea of what it means to live actively the elderly.
- Iberian Looks
Events, objects or activities that connect the reality of the elderly with the enjoyment of the cultural and natural heritage of Spain and Portugal. They must be photographs that give us an idea of what it means to live actively, the elderly, in Spain and Portugal.
- Looks at the line
Events, objects or activities that connect the reality of older people with the enjoyment of the cross-border territory of Spain and Portugal. They must be photographs that give us an idea of what it means to live actively the elderly.
The cross-border territory of Spain and Portugal is made up of 37 NUTS III countries belonging to both countries:
– Spain: Ourense, Pontevedra, Zamora, Salamanca, Cáceres, Badajoz, Huelva, A Coruña, Lugo, Ávila, León, Valladolid, Cadiz, Córdoba and Sevilla.
– Portugal: Alto Minho, Cávado, Terras Tras-os-Montes, Douro, Beiras and Serra de Estela, Beira Baixa, Alto Alentejo, Alentejo Central, Baixo Alentejo, Algarve, Ave, Alto Tâmega, Tâmega e Sousa, Área Metropolitana do Porto, Viseu Dão-Lafões, Região de Coimbra, Médio Tejo, Região de Aveiro, Região de Leiria, Oeste and Alentejo Litoral.
- Altered images
Photographs manipulated for artistic purposes through the application of digital and/or traditional special effects (i.e., coloring, toning, collage, photographic composites, HDR, etc.).
Any photograph taken with a mobile device (phone or tablet).
To be eligible for any category, a photograph must have been taken by the participant as of January 1, 2020.
- CENIE Grand Prize – €5,000
- Winners in each category – Winners in each of the 6 categories will receive €1,250
- Elección del publico – The winner of the “Audience Choice” award will receive €2,000