Opening: August 26, 2019
Deadline: October 10, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: valuable prizes
”Photo Contest: in our own words” organized as part of the RISE COLING research project. Entries should represent minority, indigenous or endangered languages. We especially encourage young members of local communities to share their passion for language and culture and express their emotions through photography.
Participation in the Contest is open to everyone. We especially encourage young members of local communities to share their passion for language and culture.
The territory for taking photos of the Contest by Participants is all over the world.
The Contest will take place in the Republic of Poland.
Each participant is entitled to submit up to one entry and maximum one photograph in each category.
The names of the winner, the finalists and featured Participants in each category will be announced on October 25, 2019.
- Me, Human
photos in this category should present portraits. In the description, please share information about the person and his / her importance for the community. Example: You could send a portrait of an important elder or activist from your community.
- My word – My world
The title of the image should focus on one specific word in a minority/endangered language. The image itself could represent the word literally, metaphorically, or artistically. In the description, please describe the meaning and context of your chosen word, as well as the relevance to your community. Example: “My favorite word in Calabrian Greek is cucciamata – a fruit ready to be collected but not yet picked. Accordingly, this photo is of a local olive tree with ripe olives which will soon be harvested.”
- Sounds of Our Souls
images submitted in this category should present various types of artistic performances relevant for your culture or community (dance, music, poetry, theatre, paintings, or others). In the description, please explain the type of performance and the relevance to your community. Example: I could send a picture of a drumming ceremony or dance performance.
images in this category should present the relationship between nature and culture. They can include landscapes, plants, or animals. In the description, please explain the importance of the relationship between the environment and culture depicted in the image. Example: I could send a picture of my favorite tree or of my environment and its current situation.
images that capture the movement of your culture or your people in space or time. Example: I could send a photograph of my community migrated or an innovation in cultural practices.