UNISCAPE’s international photo contest, People’s Landscapes, is now open for submissions
Open to all students between the ages of 18 and 35 who attend one of the member universities of UNISCAPE, the competition aims to encourage them to view landscapes through the eyes of people in order to express how each one of us perceives our environment.
Each student can submit a maximum of three digital images, which can be colour or black and white. These images should express the approach of the European Landscape Convention, which describes landscape as “an area as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors”.
The pictures can depict natural, rural or urban areas – including inland water and marine areas – with a focus on degraded and everyday landscapes. The images must reflect the point of view of the observer with regard to the represented landscape, and show the influence of the place on the observer himself.
The entries will be judged by a panel of experts, and the winner receive a €1,000 prize and have their images published on UNISCAPE’s website. The panel will collate the other outstanding entries in UNISCAPE’s photographic archive and use them for the principal banner of the UNISCAPE website.
Those wishing to submit an entry can do so by sending their images and participation form to this address. The deadline for submitting entries is 1 April 2010.