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International Photo competition “Creating Good” – for hospitals and retirement homes

Organizers: Milostiv Charity

Period: June 1, 2018 - August 15, 2018

Media: Bulgarian National Radio, Radio Sofia, FOCUS Information Agency, Cultural News, actualno.com, wishbox.org, teacher.bg

Charity platform Milostiv.org (Merciful) invites all amateur and professional photographers to send us their photographs, photographs that inspire and can lift human spirit. You can capture everything around you that you find beautiful, which gives hope, or you see as an image of goodness. The photographs could show landscapes, portraits, urban scenes or details. We will print out and frame the best photos. Then we will donate them to retirement homes people and hospitals all around Bulgaria so they can become part of permanent exhibitions there. We believe places like these should not be depressing. We also believe that inspirational photographic images could help ill and elderly people feel better, to recover and maintain their faith in goodness and beauty. The competition is organised as part of the traditional initiative of Milostiv.org - "Creating Good" 2018.



Who can participate?
All photographers, amateur and professional, age between 14 and 40.

How do I participate?
Send us up to 5 of yours photos (approximately 2000 pixels at one side, 300 dpi, RGB) to email art.dobrotvorchestvo@gmail.com
Milostiv.org will have the rights to publish the photos at the website in order to promote organisation's initiatives. By applying to the contest, you declare that the photographs you submitted are only taken by you and do not violate any copyright, personal rights or intellectual property rights of any other person or organisation.

August 15, 2018

What is the Photograph Copyright Policy?
Photographers retains all copyrights to their own images. The photographer's name will be included wherever the photographs are displayed.



George Dimitrov
Georgi Dimitrov is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Arts at the Academy of Music and Fine Art in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Once attracted by photography, it has become his profession for years. In his work he combines graphic design, photography and typography. Georgi Dimitrov participates in various projects, as well as in national and international exhibitions.

Sonya Stankova
Sonya Stankova is one of the most established photographers in Bulgaria, with her own distinctive artistic style. At the beginning of her professional career she worked as a Studio photographer, and participated in a number of photographic projects and advertising campaigns. In her work, she goes through different stages, using individual approach and experimenting with new techniques for each project. She participates in almost all major forums in the country as well as in international events and exhibitions.

Tanya Varbeva
Tanya Varbeva is a Professor of photography at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In her work, she combines contemporary photographic techniques with alternative photographic processes. She participates actively in the cultural events in the city of Plovdiv.



We received 494 images from more than 20 different countries. All of them could be seen from the following Facebook album - Photo competition for hospitals and retirement homes

The jury has selected the following winners:
First prize - Suvro Paul from Bangladesh
Second prize - Minko Chernev from Bulgaria
Third prize - Pawel Zygmunt from Poland

The winner of the Audience Award is Lanz Castaneda with 1.1 thousand Facebook votes.

You can see below the photographs of the winners. We would like to thank all 112 photographers for the great photos that they sent us. We also would like to thank the members of the jury that they judge the photographs as volunteers.

Some of the donated photograpies to Hospitals could be seen at the following URL - Facebook album

First prize - Suvro Paul

Second prize - Minko Chernev

Third prize - Pawel Zygmunt

Audience Award - Lanz Castañeda

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