Romipen Photography Contest
On December 10th Czech Radio announced its decision to sponsor the Romipen
Photography Contest, to which participants can send photographs documenting
Romany life, traditions and customs. The contest is open to all and that
includes professional as well as amateur photographers, Roma, as well as
Non-Roma from various countries. The deadline for entries is May 31, 2008.
The rules of this contest can be found here.
The contestants’ assignment is to take a photograph of any “scene” from
Romany life – for instance scenes depicting Romany family life, friendship,
work, relaxation, fun and games, Roma artists or tradesmen, Christmas,
Easter or other holiday celebrations, important family events (baptisms,
weddings, funerals) and other situations that life can bring.
Photographs sent to us will be continuously published on this web site. When
the contest ends a professional jury will select the winning works which
will be awarded interesting prizes (video camera, digital camera, MP3
players, etc.). The winning works will be selected by June 30, 2008 and the
results of the contest will be published on the following day.
Czech Radio is sponsoring the Romipen Contest on the occasion of the tenth
anniversary of the existence of the Roma Internet website www.romove.cz, the
fifteenth anniversary of the functioning of the editorial board of Czech
Radio and in connection with the fact that 2007 was declared the year of
equal opportunities for all by the European Commission.
The contest is being held under the auspices of Dzamila Stehlíkova,
Minister for Human Rights and Minorities in the Government of the Czech
THE LIST OF WINNERS
Information in greater detail:
For the contest participants:
Photographs sent to us:
From Czech Republic (1)
From Czech Republic (2)
From Czech Republic (3)
From Romania (1)
From Romania (2)
From the Ukraine
From the USA