Take Part in the Athens Photo Marathon

Do you love photography and Athens (and prizes)? Then register for the Athens Photo Marathon on October 15 – open to all and free of charge.



On Sunday, October 15, participants in the Athens Photo Marathon will be unleashed on the city. Their task: to capture images related to 4 different themes in the space of just 6 hours. And the best will be rewarded with Nikon Digital Cameras and other prizes

The Athens Photo Marathon is organized by the Hellenic Centre for Photography, in the framework of the Athens Photo Festival, with support from Nikon and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

The goal, according to organizers is to allow participants to interact and to express themselves, by recording through their own lens four given subjects inspired by the urban life and its experience. The winning photographs will be put on display at an exhibition in the Benaki Museum.

The competition is open to anyone regardless of age or nationality. Both amateurs as well as professional photographers can take part as, “technical knowledge of the camera is not a prerequisite for participation, but inspiration and desire for creativity are,” as the organizers write.

Participation is also free of charge – all that is required is a digital camera (with no prerequisites regarding the brand or type of camera).

Online registration is now open here  and will be until October 14, although participants are urged to book their places early as registration will close when the upper limit of participants is reached.

The Competition

Below are the details for how the competition will unfold:

Date: Sunday 15 October, 2017

Starting point: Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe)

Duration: 6 hours

Event Outline:

11:00 Arrival at the starting point, where everyone will receive their individual participation package

11:45 Greeting and programme announcement

12:00 Announcement of the 4 themes – competition commencement

18:00 End of the competition, gathering at the finish point (Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe)

At the end of the photo marathon, each entrant will hand over four photographs (one for each theme), which they select for submission into the competition segment of the event and which will be placed before the judgement of the committee, initially, and of the public afterwards.

The Prizes

A 5-member jury will evaluate and pre-select the best pictures and it will bring them to the judgment of the public. Visitors to www.photomarathon.gr can vote on-line for the three most popular photographs until November 20. In tandem, the jury will award five special prizes that include one for the best overall participation; and four for best theme-based photographs.

Winners of the jury prizes and audience prizes will win Nikon cameras.

Additionally four winners of theme-based prizes will be selected by the jury with each winning a 400€ gift card for photographic equipment, photobooks or workshops. 12 honorable mentions will also be awarded with 200€ gift cards.

For more information and to register to take part visit: http://en.photomarathon.gr/. Or call / email: +30 210 9211 750, contact@hcp.gr.

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