ICYF-DC “Faces of al-Quds” International Photography Contest

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ICYF-DC “Faces of al-Quds” International Photography Contest

The “Faces of al-Quds” International Photography Contest arranged by The Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC) together with the High Council of Youth and Sports of Palestine. This contest is open to youth of all faiths and nationalities between the ages of 18 and 35.

It seeks to bring together young photographers to demonstrate their vision of Al-Quds al-Sharif, and its importance in terms of Islamic cultural heritage, inter-cultural and inter-civilizational dialogue, and the challenges to its sanctity under Israeli occupation.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • This contest is open to youth of all faiths and nationalities between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • Non-professional photographers are particularly encouraged to participate.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an application online form through the given link: http://goo.gl/rQXi7j

Rules:

  • Contest themes: “Al-Quds al-Sharif: Cradle of Civilizations”, “Al-Quds Al-Sharif: City under Siege”, “Faces of Al-Quds”
  • Participation in the contest is open to all and free of charge.
  • To make mobile phone submissions, post your photo with the following Hashtag: #AlQudsOICYouthCapital2018#AlQuds51for51, tagging the Faces of al-Quds account: com/facesofalquds, and sending the photo and your full name by Direct Message
  • There is no limit regarding the number of submissions.
  • Under all contest themes, monochrome and color photos must be uploaded as a file with DPI up to 72 pixels in JPG format and RGB color
  • The longest side should be 1500 pixels with a ratio of 2*3 or 1*1.
  • The Photoshop output level of the photos should not be less than 10. Panorama photos are not accepted.
  • No photo geometric, watermarking or structural editing is allowed.
  • The photos can only be edited up to the extent that the originality of the photo is not altered. Recoloring, adjusting contrast, brightness and cropping photos are allowed if the originality of the photo is not altered.
  • Entries cannot be submitted elsewhere.

Benefits:

  • “Al-Quds al-Sharif: Cradle of Civilizations” Awards:
  • First-place Winner: award recognition, contest award statuette and $1000 cash prize,
  • Best Photograph Award:  award recognition, contest award statuette and $500 cash prize,
  • “Al-Quds Al-Sharif: City under Siege” Awards:
  • First-Place Winner: award recognition, contest award statuette and $1000 cash prize,
  • Best Photograph Award: award recognition, contest award statuette and $500 cash prize,
  • “Faces of al-Quds” Awards:
    • First-Place Winner: award recognition, contest award statuette and $1000 cash prize,
    • Best Photograph Award:  award recognition, contest award statuette and $500 cash prize,
  • 10 outstanding works for each category will also be conferred award recognition
  • Additional Honorary Awards:
    • Amateur Photographer of the Year: 5 entries
    • Professional Photographer of the Year: one entry
    • Palestinian Photographer of the Year: one entry
    • Youth Photographer of the Year: one entry
    • Best Tourist Photographer: one entry
    • Best Mobile Photograph: one entry
    • Best Portrait Photograph: one entry
    • Best Black and White Photograph: one entry

Application Deadline:

The application will close on August 1,  2018, at 23:59 al-Quds Local Time.

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