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Competition "The calendar of an enclosed city during the pandemic"

May 16, 2020 | Europe Direct, Europe Direct Announcements

The European Information Center Europe Direct Thessaloniki - KEDITH and Public Benefit Enterprise of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, on the occasion of the difficult times we all experienced due to the COVID19 pandemic, organizes a photography competition with the theme:

«The diary of an enclosed city during the pandemic ".

The competition is addressed to those citizens who are over 13 years old. Each contestant can send a photo - black and white or color - in .jpg format to europedirect.thessalonikis@gmail.com on "EDICThess - COVID19 Photography Competition" from Friday 15/5/2020 until Sunday 7/6/2020.

The file that the contestant will send should be accompanied by his name, age, email address and maybe a short message that he wants to share with his fellow citizens. Participation in the competition also means acceptance of the terms of participation: 202005_CONDITIONS-PARTICIPATION-photocontest2020_edicthess

In particular, for minor participants it is necessary to 20200515_Responsible-statement-consent-minor. Also, if third parties are depicted in the photo, the photographer must have the written consent of those depicted: 20200515_Responsible-statement-consent-third parties. The written consent of both the guardians of the minors and those depicted in the photo, must be sent together with the photo file in order for participation in the competition to be valid.

All files that will be submitted until Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 11:59 pm, will be posted simultaneously on our facebook page Europe Direct Thessalonikis - ΚΕΔΗΘ on the album titled: «EDIC Thess - The calendar of an enclosed city during the pandemic "on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 and will be able to to be "voted" by Sunday 21 June 2020 11:59 pm.

The first three photos, with the most likes, will be the winners of the competition and will win a three-hour sailing ride in the bay of Thermaikos, which will take place in June on a day and time that will be announced to the winners.

A few words:

The idea of ​​this competition was born on the day the first measures to lift the restrictive measures to deal with the pandemic were announced, because no matter how difficult the days were, we can not delete them. Instead, we can turn these memories into something creative, as we all together were forced to confine ourselves to our homes but each individually experienced the conditions of confinement in their own home in a different way.

In a way, we got to know ourselves, our family members, the corners of the house that offered us a few hours of relaxation or creativity, our relatives that, a while ago, we did not have time to meet. We parted with loved ones: mom, dad, grandpa, grandma who, to show them how much we love them in our lives we had to stay away from them.

Thanks to the use of digital technology, we can share with our fellow citizens moments from the days of confinement or capture snapshots that show how much our lives have changed during this period of health crisis. To share our moments!

Children's play, a sneaky ride on a bicycle or on the deserted streets of the city, grandparents, relatives and friends who met regularly through the windows of various applications, dinner in front of the TV, the Imperative visits to grocery stores or pharmacies, the only ones that were open at the time, a sunset from our balcony, are some of the snapshots we leave with slow but steady steps behind us.

See the full announcement of the Competition here: 202005_ANNOUNCEMENT_PHOTOGRAPHY-COMPETITION

and the Press Release: 202005_TEXT_PUBLIC_COMPETITION-PHOTOGRAPHY

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