CROSSING BORDERS AND SHIFTING BOUNDARIES: TERRITORY
Visual Spaces of Change: Unveiling the Publicness of Urban Space through Photography and Image
Deadline for entries: 15th July 2020 23:59 (Portuguese time)
SCOPIO International Photobook Contest, as the name implies, is directed towards the creation of an Artist Photobook, which also involves the visual definition of a concept. Nevertheless, the focus is now on creating a narrative, of no less than 20 images with a descriptive memory of 1500 words, assuming that by presenting a story the reader will be pulled in and “entertained”.
In this case, an image is linked with the next one at a fundamental, conceptual and emotional level, increasing the reader’s attention to the work in order to figure out what those connections are. Our aim is to reveal the potential of the photobook as a mature medium capable of communicating different perspectives and of combining diverse art expressions to convey in a unique way the rich multi-layered contemporary issues related to architecture, city spaces and the territory where people live and work. In this sense, we are accepting entries of small limited editions of Artist Photobooks or Dummies, as long as they follow the regulations and the publishing disclosure rights of the contest. Both contests will follow scopio’s major theme but they are different, autonomous and with different deadlines. In each issue, we shall announce the theme for both contests, thus giving new authors better opportunities to present projects that may add richness to the contents of that theme. It will also be possible for authors to participate and register projects before the deadline of the contest. Accordingly, the forthcoming scopio International Photography Contest and scopio International Photobook Contest will both have as theme “ Visual Spaces of Change – Unveiling the Publicness of Urban Space through Photography and Image”.
To be considered eligible for the contest, the participants should send us by the mail the following:
- Physical book dummy or pen drive with the book dummy in pdf format;
- 3 original prints (300mm x 240 mm – vertical or horizontal format);
- A descriptive memory of no more than 1000 words (in English).
The address to submit your work is:
CCRE – CEAU – FAUP
Via Panorâmica S/N
4150 – 564 Porto
Please note that to receive back the physical book dummy and prints, if not selected, participants must send to us the dummy in a pre-paid mail pack.
The organisation will select a set of self-published Dummies to be part of the CITYZINES showcase in scopio Network.
The 3 winners (first prize and 2 honourable mentions) will be partially published in scopio Magazine VIEWFINDER, which will be entirely devoted to this contests.
The first prize for the photobook will be granted the possibility for making a special edition published in Author’s Book collection.
All the Awarded narratives will be published and highlighted in the networks and other web supports of the institutions that integrate the contest organisations, as well as by scopio Editions.
All contestants will receive an award certificate.
All authors selected for publication will be contacted if in need to send photos with print quality and colour proofs after the selection. The authors will be notified by email.
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