‘Celebrating the strength of indigenous culture’
Sinchi’s inaugural photography competition provide a unique opportunity for visual story tellers around the world to be recognised for their talent and commitment to the preservation of culture and indigenous rights. The competition will be judged by world acclaimed photographers Jimmy Nelson, Wayne Quilliam and Laura Beltran Villamizar of the Native Agency.
The aim of the competition is to celebrate the strength and beauty of indigenous culture through visual storytelling. This can be inspired by many things from activism, relationship to nature, spirituality, community, everyday life to art, music and cultural practice.
Participants are invited to submit up to 6 photos with accompanying captions and welcome submissions from both remote and urban indigenous communities.
The challenge is for all of us to care enough about what lies outside our own world, so we can recover what is nearly lost…
The entry period is from 1st April to 31st May 2017. Any entrant under 18 years must have the permission from their legal Guardian.
The cost is 10 euros per submission which can include up 6 photos in a series or as part of a story. If you would like to submit but the cost is prohibitive, please e-mail us at email@example.com and explain your circumstances and we would be happy to consider complimentary entry as this is an inclusive competition.
Winners will be announced on the 15th August, 2017.
WINNERS & PRIZES
Our distinguished jury will select an overall competition winner, 3 x runners up and also award an Artistic Merit Award (for the best individual photo). The prizes will be as follows;
Overall Winner – 1000 euros / Jimmy Nelson Online Talk or Workshop / Native Agency Portfolio Review / Press Exposure / Featured on Website and Social media / Work shown in Amsterdam Gallery / Prints made available online (subject to agreement of the photographer).
Runner Ups – 200 euros / Press Exposure / Featured on Website and Social media / Work shown in Amsterdam Gallery.
Artistic Merit – 300 euros / Wayne Quilliam Online Talk or Workshop / Native Portfolio Review / Press Exposure / Featured on Website and Social media / Work shown in Amsterdam Gallery / Prints made available online (subject to agreement of the photographer).