PictureSlovenia.com in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board and partners, announces the global photography competition, by which it wants to increase the visibility of Slovenia in the world and to encourage visitors, fans and friends of Slovenia to get involved in the presentation of Slovenia.
This year`s PictureSlovenia.com World Photo Contest is published in the light of celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the independence of Slovenia. Open to all who have permanent residence outside Slovenia and are able to provide photographic work within the scope and quality requirements of the contest’s conditions. The contest started on 25 June 2011 and ends on 22 May 2012, on the twentieth anniversary of the admission of Slovenia to the United Nations. Publication of the winners will be on June 4th 2012. The objective of the contest is to increase the visibility of the Republic of Slovenia and its nature, people, culture, architecture, tourism, and other attractions.
The competition takes place in three categories: best photography, photography with a mobile phone and the Top photo series (reportage) on Slovenia. There will be three main prizes. The Best photography will be selected that best presents Slovenia and the prize of 10,000 euros (gross) will be awarded. In the Top photo series category the jury will award the wining photographer based in the top 5 photos representing the series. From amongst all the submissions, the jury will select a series that, through photo reportage, most interestingly and pervasively represents Slovenia. A prize of 3,000 (gross) euros will be awarded.
The Photography with a mobile phone category is intended to award best photography taken with a mobile apparatus. In this category a jury will select a photo that was created by using a mobile phone camera. The winner will earn a prize of 3000 euros (gross).
Www.PictureSlovenia.com is the online home for biggest photo contests in Slovenia - so far it has been visited by over 160,000 people from 65 countries worldwide. The Web part of the project was just the beginning of a long-term project and this year and next year Picture Slovenia finds itself in physical exhibitions around the world, mainly in Europe. Exhibitions during May and June 2011 are being hosted by Spain (Valenica, Barcelona), Germany (Munich, Berlin), Luxembourg, Mexico (Mexico Cty) etc. This will be followed with exhibitions in 25 countries that will have taken place by 22 May 2012.
More information at Pictureslovenia.com (Primož Žižek, ).