International Photo Contest

The annual Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads International Photo Contest offers an exciting opportunity for young people from all over the world to capture their understanding of the common heritage of the Silk Roads through the lens of their camera.

UNESCO is organising a photography contest with the theme “Reveal the Silk Roads”.
The Silk Roads are an expansive region composed of a network of maritime and land routes. Originating in East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia the Silk Roads cross the Central Asian sub-continent, the Russian steppe, the Iranian and Anatolian plateaus, and the Arabian Peninsula. They also stretch through North Africa and Northeast Africa, from Tanzania to Morocco. Additionally, they pass through Eastern and Southern Europe, before reaching France and Spain.
Theme :
Participants are invited to submit photographs that best encapsulate the shared heritage of the Silk Roads through one or more of the three themes of Gastronomy and Food Production, Music and Dance, and Traditional Sports and Games for you.
Each participant may submit a maximum of 20 images.
    Include a caption for each photograph or series of photographs, in digital format (JPEG or JPG).
    The quality of the photographs must be at least 1,500 pixels wide for horizontal images and 1,500 pixels tall for vertical images.
Deadline : 6 January 2020
Who may enter ?
The competition is open to everyone between 14 and 25 years old, regardless of his or her country of residence.
There will be two categories:
• 14 to 17 years old
• 18 to 25 years old
There is no entry fee to participate!
 The competition is free to enter
In each age category, three photographs will be awarded:
    1st Award:  A professional digital single-lens reflex camera equipped with 18-55mm lens
    2nd Award: Semi-professional digital camera
    3rd Award: Digital camera
 In addition, winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the award ceremony.
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