Egypt’s culture min. launches a heritage photography competition in Cairo

The competition's poster - Facebook / Min.  of Culture

The competition’s poster – Facebook / Min. of Culture

CAIRO – 11 April 2022: Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem, launched “My Heritage for Photography in Cairo & the Cities of the Islamic World” competition, to celebrate Cairo as the capital of culture in the Islamic world.

This comes in cooperation with the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and the National Organization for Urban Harmony headed by Mohamed Abu Saada.

The Ministry of Culture called on photographers in Egypt and the Islamic world and members of ICESCO to use their lenses and shed them on the relics of the architectural heritage owned by the member states of the organization, to highlight the aesthetics of the architectural heritage, its details, and its formulation in an artistic photograph that reveals the cultural dimension and the architectural heritage that is represented in the buildings and heritage areas.

The competition


The competition’s poster – Facebook / Min. of Culture

The deadline for receiving contestants’ inquiries will be August 10, 2022. These inquiries will be answered no later than September 1, 2022.

The deadline for receiving works will be September 18, and the exhibition’s participants will be announced on October 13, 2022.

The winners will be announced, the prizes will be awarded, and the exhibition will be opened for the participating works in December 2022 with the closing date of the celebration in Cairo, the capital of Islamic culture. All the aforementioned will be uploaded on the official website of the National Organization for Urban Harmony.

Abu Saada explained that the competition prizes are presented by ICESCO and will be as follows:

The first section, “The Urban and Architectural Heritage of Cairo” is $ 1,500 for the first prize, $ 1000 for the second prize, $ 750 for the third prize, in addition to two encouragement prizes of $ 500, respectively.

The prizes for the second section’s competition “The Urban and Architectural Heritage of the Islamic World Countries” will be $ 1500 for the first prize, $ 1000 for the second, $ 750 for the third, in addition to seven encouragement prizes of $ 500 each.

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