Call for Entries: Chachipe Map Photo Contest

The Open Society Foundations and OSA Archivum announce the Chachipe Map photography contest. Chachipe means “truth” or “reality” in Romanes, and it can also mean “right.”

Chachipe Map is open to everybody, but in order to be eligible photos must have been taken since the beginning of 2005 in countries participating in the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005–2015: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Spain.

The most important goal of the contest is to give photographers—both amateurs and professionals—an opportunity to show how they see Roma in the communities where they live. Chachipe Map seeks nonstereotypical photographs that are free of prejudices, that show Roma and non-Roma living together, that approach topics in an open manner and that might even employ radically new perspectives. It has three categories: Local Hero, Common Denominator, and Dream Come True.

To Apply
Photos can be uploaded on the contest website at between October 19 and November 20, 2011. The detailed call for entries can also be found there, in English and in the national languages of the Decade countries.

The international jury will award 3 prizes in each category—of 1000, 500, and 300 Euros, respectively—and may also award special prizes. Winners will be announced on the Chachipe Map website in December 2011, and selected photos will be exhibited at OSA Archivum in Budapest in the beginning of 2012.

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