Mazaarat Internation Photo Festival 2021

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Mazaarat Internation Photo Festival 2021

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Mazaarat Internation Photo Festival 2021: Mazaarat Internation Photo Festival 2021, the first international photo festival about Mazaarat that opening a new window towards recording the glorious moments of prayer as well as the magnificent instances of architecture has been recently opened for entries.

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Mazaarat Internation Photo Festival 2021 is the first international photo festival about Mazaarat that opening a new window towards recording the glorious moments of prayer as well as the magnificent instances of architecture.

Attending the presence of, and visiting, the burial places of the pillars of society, great members of community and society’s prominent religious figures as well as paying homage and receiving spiritual blessing has always had a significant place in religious cultures across the world, especially Islamic culture. It is indeed a presence and an attendance which provides the base and basis for connecting to the source of God’s all-embracing mercy as well as purifying and clarifying one’s soul, psyche, and life. At the moment, the most magnificent works of Islamic architecture belong to mausolea and burial places of the pillars of Islamic society as well as its eminent religions figures; and, this issue per se does manifest the importance of the notions of visiting and/or making pilgrimage to such locations.

Given the importance of the role of Islamic figures’ mausolea in expanding the intercultural connections of Islamic world, carrying out the cultural development of Islamic world and saving the cultural and spiritual heritage of Islamic countries and Islamic holy places of visiting and pilgrimage, Astan Quds Razavi, has decided to hold Mazarat International Photo Festival. Throughout this event, it will be tried to properly utilize the experience and perseverance of all photographers, thus opening a new window towards recording the glorious moments of prayer as well as the magnificent instances of architecture.

Submission requirements:

Each photographer is allowed to send 5 photos per category, thus a total of 10 photos for both categories. The photos must be based upon the definitions and instructions of the festival. They can be color photos or black-and-white ones. They can be photographed with any kind of camera. Moreover, each photo can only be sent and applied for one category.

The photos must be a result of the process of photography, with professional cameras, compact cameras, or mobile phone camera. In case of sending a photo which results from photomontage, all of the existing parts of that photo must have originally been photographed by the photographer himself/herself.

The largest side of the photo must be less than 2000 pixels. The format of the photos must be JPEG and maximum size of each photo is 2 Mb. The photos must contain no writing, such as the title of the photo, name of the photographer, or the country of origin.

Who may enter?

Mazarat International Photo Festival is open to all photographers.

Prize:

1st contestant wins (both categories) the Festival Statuette + 1500€
2nd contestant wins (both categories) the Festival Statuette + 1000€
3rd contestant wins (both categories) the Festival Statuette + 750€

Selected by the jury and the director of the festival, one contestant who has the highest approval is going to win the Festival Director’s Special Prize which includes the Festival Statuette + 1000€.

Entry fees

There is no entry fee to participate!

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