Opening: October 10, 2019
Deadline: January 26, 2020
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: $750, $1,200, $1,500, $2,200, $2,500, $4,500, participation in the exhibitions
The Contest is part of the International Image Festival (FINI), organized by the Division of Culture of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo.
This Call for Entries is addressed to students and professionals of photography, design, visual arts and documentary films.
The main topic of FINI 2020 will be WATER
Therefore, the works must show and reflect some of the following ideas:
Water is the origin and the beginning of everything; water gave live to the first life forms in the world…
Everything is water. Water is one of the four elements of nature and is 70% of every organism, covering the planet in the same amount. This odorless, tasteless and colorless substance (with a molecular formula of H2O), is capable of transforming into different states: liquid, gas and solid. In the solar system, it is a very common element in the shape of ice in many celestial bodies…
Water also has an important place in the imagination of human civilizations (attributed to some God or as a symbol of a blessing or a punishment). Its obtention and its availability has been reason of conflict or wars as it is vital for habitation, commerce, hygiene, health, and food production.
Even though this liquid is source of energy, purification or healing, we use it without measure. We waste it because we consider think it is endless; however, one-fifth of the planet suffers from a lack of potable water, as the UN indicators show in the last decade.
Although the blue planet, as we call Earth, is covered almost entirely by water, only 3% is potable and only 1% is available for consumption.
Water is vital in every aspect of life, therefore, its lack or scarcity generates serious problems like instability, violence, social injustice or forced migration.
- Photography (analog and digital)
- Alternative techniques (graphics or digital stamp, photomontage or collage)
- Documentary (full-length film and short film)
- Poster (free technique)