The Armenian Street Festival is an international festival which is meant to promote the Armenian Heritage, one of the most ancient civilisations of humanity and also to create a deeper bond between ethnic communities and nations all over the globe. This year will be the 3rd edition of the Festival, last year coming 18.000 people during the events.
The Discover Armenia project – an International Photography Exhibition will promote Armenia through the vision of every person who wants to contribute with photos taken in Armenia, regarding the following 5 categories: People – Places – Traditions – Heritage – Free choice.
Because the diaspora represents a big part of modern day Armenia, there is going to be a 6th category: Diaspora – in which can be submitted photos with worldwide Armenian Heritage or within Armenian communities.
– promote Armenia through your photos;
– participate in an international photography exhibition;
– promote yourself to tens of thousands of viewers;
– be part of the Discover Armenia project;
– the exhibition will travel around the world;
– participate indirectly in the Armenian Street Festival.
The Discover Armenia Project is open to both amateur & professional photographers, of any age or nationality who visited or lives in Armenia, or is part of the Armenian diaspora.
Photos sent must not have watermarks or distinguishing marks or names on them so the judges can evaluate them fairly.
The project will be a long term online exhibition displayed on the festival’s website, and 150 of the best photos received will be included in a physical exhibition in Bucharest, Romania.
(100 from Armenia, 20 of each category and 50 from diaspora)
Judges will choose 150 finalist photos. Finalists are made into 420 x 594 mm (16.5 x 23.4 inches) prints, matted, and displayed during the International Armenian Street Festival, August 7-9, 2015.
After the festival, the “Discover Armenia – Photography Exhibition” will be displayed 1 month at the Armenian Cultural Centre in Bucharest, Romania; and afterwards will travel to other countries be displayed in Cultural Centres of the Armenian (diaspora) communities.
The limit of entries is three photos per person for each category (people, places, traditions, heritage, free choice and diaspora).
Submission period: July 1-31, 2015.
USE OF ENTRIES
By entering this exhibition you are granting the Discover Armenia project non-exclusive rights to the submitted photos for educational, informational and promotional purposes. You also agree to release the Discover Armenia project from any and all claims related to the display of, or use of, your submitted photographs.
Andreea Tănase – Photojournalist, Documentarian, Author of the photo book “Armenians in Romania. The Stories of the People Close to Us“
Ecaterina Năzăreanu – Independent Sociologist & Visual Anthropologist
Hrant Jaghinyan – Visual Artist, Image and Media Coordinator of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Romania
George Năzăreanu – Project initiator; Photographer, “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History, Bucharest
Armenian Virtual Collage, AGBU
– AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) is an accredited online learning institution that facilitates Armenian Studies through new technologies. AVC aims to provide learners throughout the world with the opportunity to receive full-fledged Armenian education, regardless of age, country of residence and knowledge.
– AVC classes are open to anyone who is interested in Armenian Studies. The program offers a virtual classroom to students who do not have access to traditional face-to-face Armenian educational programs, and supplements the curriculum of those who do.
– AVC’s mission is to also build a virtual learning community that fosters cultural education and social ties across the globe. To date, AVC has had students from more than 75 countries around the world. Shortly after publication, each AVC e-book title results in more than 10,000 downloads worldwide.
Young Professionals, AGBU
– Established in 1995, the AGBU Young Professionals is a growing network of groups and supporters around the world who preserve and promote the Armenian identity and heritage for young Armenians between the ages of 22 to 40. It is the largest, global network of its kind today bringing young Armenians together from all walks of life to serve the greater good.
– Motto:“To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding.”
– PeopleOfAr is one of the best online Armenian publication websites, regarding Armenian history, culture, art, religion, literature, science and news. The articles published are extremely well documented and are presented in a modern and simplistic visual manner accessible to everyone.
– Besides valuable articles, PeopleOfAr publishes unique and beautiful illustrated videos about Armenia, its history, culture, people, traditions and so forth.
– All videos can be watched on PeopleOfAr – Youtube Channel.
– Birthright Armenia (Depi Hayk) runs a year round program for Diasporan Armenian youth, 20-32 years old, to experience Armenia as active participants: to come, volunteer and connect deeply with the country.
– Our participants stay in Armenia from 1-12 months, immersing themselves in the diverse Armenian experience. They are provided with professional internships, subsidized home stays, language classes, lecture series, free of charge. It also reimburses the airfare if the participants meet all the requirements of the program.
– Our mission is to strengthen ties between the homeland and Diasporan youth by affording them an opportunity to be a part of Armenia’s daily life and to contribute to Armenia’s development through work, study and volunteer experiences, while developing life-long personal ties and a renewed sense of Armenian identity.