We are happy to invite everyone interested in photography to participate in this year’s Photo Marathon, which will take place in coastal city Damietta, Egypt.
The Photo Marathon is a yearly competition open to professionals and amateur photographers that are looking for a new and dynamic way to interact with the city. The participants will have ten hours to take ten photos in which they interpret 10 different themes. All photos have to be submitted before the end of the day.
Afterwards, a jury committee will award prizes for the 3 best overall photo collection, as well as prizes for the best photo within each theme. The winning photos as well as photos from other participants will be shown in an exhibition taking place in Damietta shortly after the marathon.
All participants will start the marathon at the same time. Four themes will be revealed in the morning, and the remaining 6 will be revealed after a shared lunch break, giving the participants in total 10 hours to complete the assignment. The themes will be circulated in Arabic, and will remain confidential until the competition begins.
Participants can use either mobile or digital cameras to shoot their photos. The event is for free, and no prior experience in photography is required for participation.
How to participate?
Register by filling in the online form via this link:
Arrive on Saturday, 28th of November:
10:00 am: Registration begins. Every participant must check in the anchor point before the marathon begins, even if they have already registered online. If you have not registered online, you will be able to register at the anchor point until the competition reaches full capacity.
10:45 am: Rules and guidelines
11:00 am: 4 themes distributed and Photo Marathon begins
15:00 pm: Lunch and networking
16:00 pm: 6 themes distributed
10:00 pm: Finish time. All photos need to be submitted at the anchor point by this time.
Still to be announced — but it will be in Damietta 🙂
Selection process and final exhibition
A jury consisting of three recognized photographers and artists will select the winning images. The winners will be selected in accordance to the different themes that form the Photo Marathon. The winning photographs, who will receive prizes will be announced in the weeks after the event.
- Winners will be announced in December 2020
- The winning photographs will be exhibited after the marathon
More information on the exhibition will follow.
The Photo Marathon started in Egypt 2011 as a partnership between DEDI and IMS and continued for four years with success. This year, the Photo Marathon is organized by the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Initiative (DEDI) in collaborating with Damietta Camera Club, Photopia & عدسة دمياط
Read more about last years Photo Marathon HERE