Jewish Cemeteries Photography Competition For University Students

November 2022 - April 2023
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Are you studying photography at university or college or is photography your hobby?

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 at university or college in Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or Ukraine. 

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.

Since the program runs from November 2022 until April 2023, you can shoot the same cemetery in fall, winter and spring.

The Jury

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.

First prize

€1.000 gift certificate for camera or video equipment

Second prize

€600 gift certificate for camera or video equipment

Third prize

€400 gift certificate for camera or video equipment

How to participate

Submit up to 10 of your best photos through the form below and fill out your details.

Photos should be:

  • in JPEG format
  • more than 10 megapixels resolution (2400 x 2400 pixels is the smallest you can upload, but larger is preferred)
  • up to 30 MB each

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.

Prizes

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

Interested?

Submit up to 10 photos through the form below before February 2023.

 

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.

Prizes

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

Interested?

Submit up to 10 photos through the form below before February 2023.

 

Submit your work