International Photography Competition by the Nestos Delta, Lakes Vistonida – Ismarida and Thassos Island Management Body, with subject

 «Winter in the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace National Park»

 

COMPETITION SUMMARY

The Nestos Delta, Lakes Vistonida – Ismarida and Thassos Island Management Body is supervised by the Ministry of Environment and Energy. It is the statutory management body of the National Park of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, which includes the protected areas of the Nestos Delta, Vistonida lake, Ismarida lake and their surrounding areas.

 

The purpose of the competition is to increase public awareness on the National Park and the protected areas and also to acquaint people with the different species and ecosystems of the National Park.

 

This competition offers an opportunity participants to visit the National Park and to get acquainted with nature and experience the harmony of the natural environment. Everyone is invited to participate: amateurs, professionals, photography lovers and nature lovers, as well as members of organizations or clubs that are involved with photography and the environment.

 

General Conditions for participation

The competition is open and free to everyone above the age of 18.Only photos that have been captured within the National Park and the protected areas that fall under the responsibility of the Managing Authority are eligible for this competition. Photos need to be captured between 1 December 2019 and 29 February 2020. The competition does not have a specific theme and eligible photos may cover flora, fauna, anthropogenic environment etc.

 

Special Conditions for participation

Each contestant needs to submit either a (1) color or a (1) black and white photo. Entries are accepted by 6 March 2020 (mailing date). Each contestant should send their photo in digital format (.jpg format) to the email address: Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε. or by mail by Friday 6 March 2020. Photos that are submitted in hardcopy need to be sent via post or courier or to be delivered by Friday 6 March 2020.

 

End of Competition

The deadline for submissions (printout: photo paper 20*30cm) is set for Friday 6 March 2020. Photos in digital format (.jpg) can be submitted between 1 December 2019 to 6 March 2020 by e- mail: Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε. or be deposited directly on a cloud storage space.

 

Winner of the competition

1)      Audience Winner photo

All photos that are submitted by the above mentioned date will be uploaded  on  the Management Body’s Facebook page where visitors will be able to vote for their favorite photo by liking it on the Management body’s page.  The four (4) photos with the highest number of likes will be named winners.

 

2)      Jury Winner photo

The Jury will consist of distinguished photographers. The jury will decide on the best photos based on its own criteria. (The jury will not rate the winning photos from the audience category). The four (4) photos that will be distinguished will be the winners.

 

Awards

The eight winners from both categories will have the opportunity to stay two nights at a hotel in the National Park (The exact dates will be finalized after consulting with the management of the hotel).

Also, the best photos, from both categories, will be awarded the title “Photo of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace National Park” and the participant will be awarded the title “Photographer of Eastern Makedonia and Thrace National Park”. In both cases the winners will receive guided tours at the Managemet Body’s information centers:

a)       Nestos Delta and nearby protected areas

b)       Lakes Vistonida – Ismarida and the nearby protected areas

 

Information

 

For any further information you can contact the management body (Mr Apostolos Kelemidis) by sending an email to Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε. using the subject: for the competition of Photography “Winter in the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace National Park” or by phone at 0030 25410 96646. You can also visit the website of Management body https://www.fd-nestosvistonis.gr/news/announcements