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Ponta Delgada 2027, Photo contest: "Our Nature is Human"

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The photography competition "Our Nature is Human" arises from a partnership between AFAA - Azores Amateur Photographers Association and the candidacy of Ponta Delgada - Azores 2027 for the title of European Capital of Culture (ECoC).

This competition aims to: Create a public exhibition from the 20 selected photographs; Include  the selected photographs in the bid book of the second phase of the candidacy which will be delivered to the European jury; Foster the communication process in social networks and other channels of the  Ponta Delgada - Azores 2027 candidacy.

The candidacy of Ponta Delgada - Azores 2027 for the European Capital of Culture is entitled Human Nature and is used for the theme of this competition. Nature means place and Human means Culture because we are what we are by virtue of the place where we are. Their relationship with geography has determined their history and their traditions. In the Azores, it is easy to say that they are their Nature. They belong to it. It is their greatest treasure and therefore it is their responsibility to take care of it and protect it so that it lasts beyond their existence. The Azorean Culture is born from an intimate relationship with Nature and it is through Nature that they communicate and establish relationships with others and the landscape. In this sense, the Human Nature theme serves as a motto for thinking about the Culture of a Place, the changing relationships - of fear, respect and care - between human beings and nature, and the enhancement of our sense of Humanity and respect for Nature as one.

The competition is open to all photographers, born or resident in mainland Portugal or on the Islands;
The participation in the Competition is free of charge;
The intellectual property rights of the submitted photographs must belong wholly and without any exception to the participant;
Participants may send up to four photographs to the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the photographs should reflect the proposed objectives;
The presented photographs must be taken in the Azores Archipelago, between November 2021 and July 2022. This open call ends on 1st of August 2022 at 23:59;
All types of colour photographs will be accepted, regardless of the used techniques to take them;
The presented works should be original, never submitted to the appreciation of a jury before and cannot be published on the Internet. Should these conditions not be met, the organisation reserves the right to exclude immediately the participant in question, as well as to request the payment of compensation;
The members of the Jury and the members of the Ponta Delgada - Azores 2027 candidacy team are excluded from participating in this competition.


The timeline of the Competition “Our Nature is Human” is as follows:

Period for taking photographs: from 15-06-2022 to 31-07-2022. However, photographs taken from 01-11-2021 onwards may enter into the competition;
Deadline for submitting photographs: 23:59 on the 1st of August 2022;
Presentation of the Competition’s results: the list of the selected authors will be published on the Website and on the social networks of the promoters on the 15th of August;
Opening of the exhibition: 15th of September 2022 (to be confirmed). The winners will be informed before the opening of the exhibition;
Exhibition venue: streets of Ponta Delgada (format to be defined);
Presentation of prizes: it will take place during the opening of the exhibition.

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