Egyptian culture min. launches heritage photography competition in Cairo

The contest poster – Facebook/Min. of the culture

CAIRO – April 11, 2022: Egyptian Minister of Culture, Inas Abdel Dayem, has launched “My Heritage for Photography in Cairo and Cities of the Islamic World” competition, to celebrate Cairo as the Capital of Culture in the Islamic world.

This comes in cooperation with the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and the National Organization for Urban Harmony led by Mohamed Abu Saada.

The Ministry of Culture called on photographers from Egypt and the Islamic world and members of ICESCO to use their lenses and throw them at the relics of architectural heritage belonging to the member states of the organization, to highlight the aesthetics of the architectural heritage, its details, and its formulation in artistic photography that reveals the cultural dimension and the architectural heritage that is represented in the buildings and heritage areas.

The competition

The contest poster – Facebook/Min. of the culture

The deadline for receiving applications from candidates will be August 10, 2022. These applications will receive a response no later than September 1, 2022.

The deadline for receipt of works will be September 18 and participants in the exhibition will be announced on October 13, 2022.

The winners will be announced, the prizes will be awarded and the exhibition will be opened to the participating works in December 2022 with the closing date of the celebration in Cairo, the capital of Islamic culture. All of the above will be uploaded to the official website of the National Organization for Urban Harmony.

Abu Saada explained that the competition prizes are presented by ICESCO and will be as follows:

The first section, “The Urban and Architectural Heritage of Cairo”, is $1,500 for first prize, $1,000 for second prize, $750 for third prize, in addition to two incentive prizes of $500 , respectively.

The prizes for the competition of the second section “The urban and architectural heritage of the countries of the Islamic world” will be $1500 for the first prize, $1000 for the second, $750 for the third, in addition to seven encouragement prizes from $500 each.

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