An instance An idea. A lasting moment. This is photography. We wish to celebrate a moment in time from many different points of view. For FUNIBER's 25th anniversary, we are organizing a special edition of the PHotoFUNIBER International Contest, celebrating its fifth anniversary.
In addition to promoting new talents through the contest, we will hold photography workshops, exhibitions of the winning images from the five previous editions of the contest and interviews with photographers.
In this way, the International Iberoamerican University of Puerto Rico (UNIB) is collaborating once again this year in the PHotoFUNIBER’23 International Photography Contest, organized by the Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER). Deadline to register and submit entries through the contest website begins this Monday, January 30, and will be open until February 27 at 23:59 (Spanish time).
Other universities from FUNIBER’s collaborative network are also participating in the contest, such as the European University of the Atlantic, the International University of Cuanza (UNIC), the International Iberoamerican University (UNINI-Mexico), the International University Foundation of Colombia (UNINCOL) and the University of La Romana (UNIROMANA).
The contest is open to anyone of legal age, from professional to amateur photographers residing in any of the countries where FUNIBER operates.
Contestants may only submit a single original image, which must not have been awarded in other contests or commercially exploited (whether for journalistic, advertising or any other purpose). The image must be related to one of the four categories: Nature, Heritage, Photojournalism and Abstract.
Entries may be submitted with complete technical and artistic freedom, except in the "Nature" and "Photojournalism" categories, where digitally altered photographs will not be accepted.
After an initial pre-selection of 20 entries, an Honorary Jury will evaluate the photographs and select the winners. The finalist photographs will be available from March 20 via the contest website, where a popular vote will be held through Facebook likes until April 11. The winners will be announced on May 5.
The winner of each category as chosen by the jury will receive a €400 prize and an 80% scholarship to study one of FUNIBER's postgraduate programs. The photograph with the most public votes will also receive a €300 prize and a 50% scholarship to study a postgraduate program sponsored by the organization.
A total of six special prizes will also be awarded to students and alumni of UNEATLANTICO, UNIC and postgraduate students with FUNIBER scholarships who have completed their studies or are currently studying. Honorable mentions may be given for each category.
The winning entries of PhotoFUNIBER'23 will be exhibited at the European University of the Atlantic's exhibition hall in Santander (Spain) from May 18. Afterwards, the exhibition will be toured around some of the countries where FUNIBER has branch offices.
The contest, promoted within the framework of FUNIBER's Cultural Work, was created with the aim of learning about the varied perspectives on our world: perfection, intelligence, creativity, effort and the mysteries that surround us through photographs chosen and constructed to tell stories.
Click the link to register: https://www.photofuniber.com/