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Land of contrasts: EC Delegation in Egypt launches photo competition

Amateur photographers are being called to capture a land of contrasts in a competition organized for the second year by the Delegation of the European Commission in Cairo, with a €1,000 prize on offer for the winner.

The theme of the 2009 edition of the competition is ‘Egypt: Land of contrasts’. A Delegation press release said entries would “need to reflect the various aspects of life in Egypt in all their diversity: the old and the new, the classic and the contemporary, the rich and the poor, the traditional and the trendy…”

All amateur photographers living in Egypt are invited to participate. A panel of eminent photographers and artists will judge the entries, and prizes will be awarded to the two best photos - €1,000 for the winner and an SLR digital camera for the runner-up. The best 30 photos chosen by the panel will be exhibited in December at a Cairo gallery. A catalogue of these photos will also be printed, and the Delegation will choose 12 photos to include in its 2010 calendar. 

The deadline for submission of entries is 12 October 2009. 
 
Press release
 
Competition rules
 
EU Delegation - Egypt

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