Competitions

Upcoming competitions

University students and secondary school pupils will be engaged in arts and photography competitions, and winning works will be presented at the concluding conference of the action. 

University students from engineering and architecture departments will be invited to participate in a workshop on the possible uses of technology in preserving Jewish cemeteries.


Hackathon

A hackathon will be held for secondary school students across the project countries to enhance their digital skills and awareness of the role such skills can play in heritage preservation projects through a case study of Jewish cemeteries! They will work with the digital data gathered by the consortium partners, solving problems that might involve working with 3D models, visualising potential project designs (virtual restoration projects, memorial designs etc.), or creating immersive storytelling experiences for a given cemetery site.

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Past Competitions

Jewish Cemeteries Photography Competition For University Students

This competition is open to all students studying at university or college in Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or Ukraine.
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International Youth Competition 2022

We invite school students from Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Moldova Lithuania, and Georgia to send us their creative projects on local Jewish cemeteries.

Past Competitions

Under the leadership of Centropa, the project partners ran an international digital storytelling competition for youth. Despite COVID-19 restrictions and school closures, the consortium received 98 student entries to the competition covering the topics about Jewish life and cemeteries in Georgia, Croatia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Poland.

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Jewish Cemeteries Photography Competition for University Students

Are you studying photography at a registered university or college?

Here’s your chance to enter our Photography competition on Jewish cemeteries, win up to €1.000 in camera/video equipment and have your work shown in prestigious venues and online.

This competition is open to all students studying photography in any registered university or college in your country and here’s a chance to bring your creativity to one or more local Jewish cemeteries and present to us your interpretation of these places. After all, in Yiddish the term for cemetery is: Bais Oylem, Home of the World.

A great many Jewish cemeteries (most in fact) are in poor condition. Weeds, ivy and trees proliferate in them. Many are neglected. But there is poignancy and beauty in the artwork engraved on the stones, in the way the tombs lean against each other, and in the ruins or the artwork in the ceremonial halls.

What can you do with your camera to pay respect to Jewish cemeteries? How can you tell their story?

Whether it is straight documentary or artistic interpretation, we’d love to see what you can do. Feel free to use black and white, color, or infrared. Use a fish-eye, telephoto or normal lens, a digital, film, Polaroid or pinhole camera. And since the program runs from September 2022 until February 2023, you can shoot the same cemetery in summer, fall and winter.

A panel of three professional photographers and curators will judge your work, and we’ll display the winning entries online. We’ll print and show the ten best photographic prints in prestigious venues in several countries.

Interested?

Submit up to 10 photos through the form below before 30th April 2023

Prizes

  1. First prize: a €1.000 gift certificate for camera or video equipment.
  2. Second prize: €600,
  3. Third prize: €400.

Submit your work

Are you studying photography at a registered university or college?

Here’s your chance to enter our Photography competition on Jewish cemeteries, win up to €1.000 in camera/video equipment and have your work shown in prestigious venues and online.

This competition is open to all students studying photography in any registered university or college in your country and here’s a chance to bring your creativity to one or more local Jewish cemeteries and present to us your interpretation of these places. After all, in Yiddish the term for cemetery is: Bais Oylem, Home of the World.

A great many Jewish cemeteries (most in fact) are in poor condition. Weeds, ivy and trees proliferate in them. Many are neglected. But there is poignancy and beauty in the artwork engraved on the stones, in the way the tombs lean against each other, and in the ruins or the artwork in the ceremonial halls.

What can you do with your camera to pay respect to Jewish cemeteries? How can you tell their story?

Whether it is straight documentary or artistic interpretation, we’d love to see what you can do. Feel free to use black and white, color, or infrared. Use a fish-eye, telephoto or normal lens, a digital, film, Polaroid or pinhole camera. And since the program runs from September 2022 until February 2023, you can shoot the same cemetery in summer, fall and winter.

A panel of three professional photographers and curators will judge your work, and we’ll display the winning entries online. We’ll print and show the ten best photographic prints in prestigious venues in several countries.

Interested?

Submit up to 10 photos through the form below before 30th April 2023

Prizes

  1. First prize: a €1.000 gift certificate for camera or video equipment.
  2. Second prize: €600,
  3. Third prize: €400.

Submit your work