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Win a trip to Sweden! – Photo contest

 Win a trip to Sweden! – Photo contest

Win a trip to Sweden! Get exhibited! Get published! Creatively capture and interpret a Swedish innovation through the lens of your camera. Do it in South African Style. Together we’ll create something COMPLETELY South African and COMPLETELY Swedish! Entries are welcome until September 7.

Using photography, interpret a Swedish innovation in a South African context. Smart, out-of-the-box entries, which capture the ‘spirit’ of South Africa will be selected to form part of an exhibition (venues and dates TBA) and a publication. The overall winner wins a trip to Sweden!

The competition is open to all South Africans. Any camera device (professional, cell phone or other photo equipment) can be used. Contestants are welcome to use photographic editing software. The winner and finalists are named by a jury of South African and Swedish dignitaries. The de­cision of the jury cannot be overruled.

Entries are welcome until midnight on September 7 2014. 

Up to ten entries can be sent per photographer.
The aim of this competition is to draw attention to the importance of innovation and creativity for societal development, and to celebrate the long friendship between South Africa and Sweden.


Looking for inspiration?

Check out the result of a similar co-creative project in India by CLICKING HERE.

Don’t know any Swedish innovations?

Check out some suggestions in the pdf entitled Examples of Swedish Innovations by CLICKING HERE.
Want the full guidelines and terms and conditions?

Check out the pdf entitled Photo Contest – Guidelines by CLICKING HERE. (This also holds examples of Swedish innovations.)

Questions or comments?

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Send your competition entries by e-mail to:

Send high resolution files (2 mb +- at 300dpi). Employ the following naming convention
for your image file: photographer’s name_innovation_title

Also include a word document with:

a)      the full name of the photographer

b)      the title of the work

c)       the Swedish innovation being referenced

d)      the contact details of the photographer (e-mail address, and phone number)

e)      A brief (300 word max) description of yourself (biography).

Photographers selected for the exhibition and publication will be contacted before the end of July. The winner will be announced in the later part of the year. Exhibition and publication details will follow.

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