Photography Competition - 1st Edition.
Vernacular Architecture

Facade of Cultural Heritage Museum in Morocco
Photographer: Henrik Le-Botos

We are delighted to announce Share Your Green Design’s first photography competition. We want to see your understanding of what “Vernacular Architecture” stands for, how it exists today and shapes our perception of sustainability, and how it can influence contemporary works of architecture and design.

This is a photography competition. Participants are welcome to use any medium (digital or film) as long as it is uploaded in a digital format. Photos must convey the idea of “Vernacular Architecture” and how it relates to sustainability, whether in the environmental, economic, or social spheres.

Why Vernacular Architecture?

Vernacular Architecture is the epitome of sustainability. In order to understand how architecture can be adapted to a specific context and achieve sustainability on all levels, professionals must look back at the skills and methods used by natives, which still function to this day, and learn from past lessons to inspire contemporary design solutions.

An important factor to consider with vernacular architecture is how closely it ties to the community; another significant side of sustainability. Vernacular celebrates local traditions, skills and know-how, while also putting human-focused and community-centred design at the forefront.

For our first competition, we want to see your understanding of what “Vernacular Architecture” stands for, how it exists today and shapes our perception of sustainability, and how it can influence contemporary works of architecture and design.

What to Submit:

This is a photography competition. Participants are welcome to use any medium (digital or film) as long as it is uploaded in a digital format. Photos must convey the idea of “Vernacular Architecture” and how it relates to sustainability, whether in the environmental, economic, or social spheres.

Participants are also invited to write a brief paragraph to explain their entry and connect it to the wider context of sustainable architecture.

The number of entries is unlimited per participant, with the ability to upload a single photo or a series of (2-5) photos per entry within the same theme/region. Each entry should have a title and an explanatory paragraph, including the location of the photographed building.

How to Submit:

-Entries will be sent directly to [email protected]

-In the subject line, include the author’s full name

-The following information should be included in the email body:

                                                 -Author’s full name
                                                 -Name of the piece, brief description, location and the year the photo/photos were taken
                                                 -Contact email address.

-The photo/photos must be included in the email as an attachment, or a link to allow our team to download the information

-The participant will receive a registration number after submitting all required information, which will serve as confirmation of their entry.

Size and Technical Details of the Submission

An entry should consist of a single photograph or series of (2-5) photographs within the same topic/theme/region, as well as a brief description (max 100 words) of how it relates to the competition topic.

Photos submitted must be at least 640 pixels on the shorter side, and no more than 2000 pixels on the longer side. Minimum resolution 150 dpi. The entire submission package should be no larger than 10MB. Photos must be in JPEG format.

Participant/author should have all the rights to the photos, any copyright infringement will result in immediate disqualification.

The photo must be in its original state and cannot be altered in any way, including but not limited to removing, adding, reversing, or distorting subjects within the frame.

Entries will not be accepted unless submitted via the official contest channel. Entries not submitted through the proper channel will be deleted.

Who Can Submit

Anyone and everyone are welcome to submit an entry. The competition is open to the public. Both professionals and non-professionals are invited to enter. As the competition takes place online, participants from all regions are welcome to submit their entries.

Competition Timeline

02.11.2022 – Soft launch of the Competition.

23.11.2022 – Competition official launch on all the Share Your Green Design channels.

22.11.2022 – 17.02.2023 – Submission period.

07.03.2023 – Finalists announced on all the Share Your Green Design platforms.

21.03.2023 – Winners announcement on all the Share Your Green Design platforms. Live online awards ceremony to be announced in the upcoming week.0

Prizes:

The winners will be awarded the following prizes:

Prizes

1st Prize

  • Winner award Certificate
  • Dedicated post in the News section on our website
  • Photo/photos displayed in the slider of our website for 2 weeks
  • Dedicated posts on our social media channels
  • Interview with the winner (video or written, depending on the winner’s preference), posted on our website and social media platform
  • The photo will be used on every initiative dedicated to the topic of Vernacular Architecture for a period of 6 months, always referred to the author.

2nd Prize

  • Award Certificate
  • Special mention in the summary report of the competition
  • Photo/photos displayed in the slider of our website for 1 week
  • Dedicated posts on our social media channels.

3rd Prize

  • Award Certificate
  • Special mention in the summary report of the competition
  • Photo/photos displayed in the slider of our website for 1 day
  • Dedicated posts on our social media channels.

10 Finalists

  • Finalist Certificate
  • Post on our website and social media channels

 

Confirmed Jury Members:

A selection of photographers and architects representing as many geographical regions as possible has been carefully chosen for our first competition.

 

Klein Nettoh – Photographer (Kenya)

Piers Taylor –Architect, Founder Invisible Studio (United Kingdom)

Alejandro Gómez Vives – Photographer (Spain)

Maíra Acayaba – Photographer (Brazil)

Aida Zare – Lecturer at Shiraz University of Arts. Professor Vernacular Architecture (Iran)

Timothy Soar – Photographer (United Kingdom)

Ana Paula Fuentes – Photographer (Mexico)

Iason Athanasiadis – Photographer (Greece)

Legal considerations and Intellectual property rights

-Submitted photos must be original, created, and/or taken by the contestant. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

– Copyrights shall remain vested with the creator of the image. Upon making the submission, you grant SYGD, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, print, in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, to promote the contest, image, the photographer or for editorial or educative use.

– The Photographer will be credited wherever the image is used.

– Participants must be over 18 years old.

– By entering the contest, entrants agree that photos submitted can be used by SYGD for advertising purposes. 

 

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