05 november, 2015
As part of the centenary celebrations of the Apparitions, the Shrine of Fatima invites photography enthusiasts and amateurs to participate in the Photography Prize "Centenary of the Fatima Apparitions". The initiative, aimed at Portuguese and foreign photographers, takes into account the close relationship of photography with Fatima, yesterday as today, and the importance of this art to contemporary culture.
The deadline for collecting entries starts on December 8, this year, and extends until October 13, 2016. The contest categories are "Human Portrait", "Landscape", "Spirituality and Message: practices and rituals" and "photo narrative". The prize is worth 1,000 euros each. On the best photo presented, in all the categories analyzed, will still be bestowed the prize "Photography of the Apparitions Centenary", and its value amounts to 2,500 euros.
The panel of judges of this Photography Prize will be composed of the recognized photographers Fernando Guerra, Rui Ochoa, Inês d´Orey, Paul Catrica, and Joseph Soudo, the director of the Fatima Shrine Museum, Marco Daniel Duarte, and the Rector of the Shrine of Fatima, Fr. Carlos Cabecinhas, who chairs the jury.
Authors can compete with up to two photographic items by category. Entries must be submitted in digital format and handed over to the Rectory of the Shrine or sent by mail until October 31, 2016.
The photographs submitted to the Prize must respect the prohibitions of the Sanctuary for capturing images and can not be subject to manipulation, except for the normal treatment, framing, color balance, density and contrast.
The jury´s decision weel be made known on November 4, 2016, through the official website of the Sanctuary of Fatima, and the best photographic pieces may, by the panel´s decision, still be part of an exhibition and object liable to publication. The complete rules can be found at fotografia.fatima.pt