Community’s Cultural Life in Public Space is now open for entries!
Community’s Cultural Life in Public Space: Silk Cities recently has announced its international competition for photos and short videos inviting teams and individuals globaly to submit your photos and videos to demonstrate the relation between a community’s cultural activities and public spaces.
Silk Cities recently has announced its international competition for photos and short videos inviting teams and individuals globaly to submit your photos and videos to demonstrate the relation between a community’s cultural activities and public spaces.
Cities and urban spaces are transformed from time to time when communities practice their cultural traditions and express their cultural identities. From yearly preparations and celebrations of the New Year, festivals, and rituals to more frequent cultural activities in public spaces a community’s cultural life interacts with public urban spaces and urban life.
This international Competition seeks to visually explore the above. Silk Cities and partners invite you to submit your photos and videos to demonstrate the relation between a community’s cultural activities and public spaces.
How do public spaces interact with a community’s cultural life, such as preparations for the new year, festive events, performing arts, social practices, or religious rituals, interact with public spaces? How do they influence or be influenced by public spaces?
➜ You can address both historical and contemporary traditions and practices belonging to your culture. They can relate to special times of year or everyday urban life.
➜ You can capture those culture-based community life in public spaces in normal situations or after cities and communities face disasters, wars and revolutions.
Cultural legacies, whether to be preparations, celebrations, music, food and more, describe intangible heritage. The Competition, therefore, highlights relations between various types of intangible heritage performed by communities and urban spaces. Many of these intangible cultural legacies and traditions are not bound to current geographic borders; instead, they spread along territories, uniting local, regional and global communities.
➜ Short video - such as video reportage, documentary, and video art
➜ Photos must be at least 1500px wide.
➜ Photo to have minimum 150 dpi resolution.
➜ The duration of each video clip must be between minimum 1 minute and maximum 5 minutes.
➜ Video clip format: Landscape
➜ Maximum file size 50 MB
➜ Photos and video clips must be accompanied by their respective support text (100-150 words), explaining the inspiration, perspective and any other information and location.
➜ Originality and creativity
➜ Composition and overall presentation
The winners will be announced in December 2022.
Community’s Cultural Life in Public Space - Entry fees
Duing the Early bird registration (May 23 – July23) entry fee is £18 for Individuals and teams and for Organisations is £50. After that period ends the amount of the fee will increase.
The Competition is open to the public, whether amateur or professional photographers and videographers. Teams and individuals are welcomed. Teams can include up to 3 people. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged.
In addition to cash prizes, winners will enjoy extensive global exposure through various platforms and outputs, such as interviews, an open-access Competition eBook, digital gallery and more. Selected works will be exhibited at the International Conference, ‘Intangible Heritages, Cities and Communities’ which is being organised and their point of views will be discussed.