This Photo Contest took in the framework of the Summer School on “Rebuilding Syria From Within”, co-organized by the Global Platform for Syrian Students, the University of Minho, School of Architecture (Portugal), the IUAV University (Venice, Italy) with the support of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia – National Agenda for Syria -ESCWA-NAFS.
The aim of the Photo Contest was to pay tribute to the amazing resilience of the Syrian people who have been affected by the long conflict in Syria and to learn more about what does it mean for them to bounce back in the face of the challenges, adversity and tragedy caused by the war and build hope for the future. Photos received illustrated the various dimensions of being resilient at the individual, family and community levels. Photos allow to understand better how Syrians are viewing the world, how they are coping with adversity in daily life and adapting to change, and how they are reaching out and developing relationships with others. In a nutshell, photos show ordinary people living ordinary lives at very challenging times.
The Photo Competition had three thematic categories open for photographic submissions:
- Landscapes and urban settings
- Daily Life: Coping with challenges
- Human Interaction, feelings and emotions: Making a Difference
Three Prizes, sponsored by Combitur SA, and three Honorable Mentions were awarded:
- 1st Prize: 250€
- 2nd Prize: 150€
- 3rd Prize: 100€
Winning images and finalists were part of an exhibition at Museu Alberto Sampaio, Guimarães, open to the public from 18 to 28 July.
For further information read the announcement.