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WORLD REFUGEE DAY
Photography competition in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Over 28,000 refugees and asylum seekers mostly from Eritrea and Sudan are currently living in Israel.
They need our support, understanding and encouragement.  

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Our Judges

Site Policy

We advocate freedom of art and expression
At the same time we will show zero tolerance for works with a character of
Discrimination, racism, harassment of any kind - bullying and/or sexual harassment

Who among us does not dream of a better future?

Who among us does not need safety and security in all areas of life?

Who among us does not need a place to live?

What is a place?  bed, room, home, city, country?

Stills photo contest

  On the subject

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Dreaming


                  

Safe




Place
 

 

The images are open to different visual expressions!

At the same time, try to imagine what is refugeehood and what doe refugees need

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

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Read The Calling

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Take a Pix

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Upload Picture

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Get Exposed

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Win Prizes

First Prize 1,200 NIS
 Second Prize 500 NIS + picture enlarged to 50\70
 Third Prize picture enlarged to 50\100 

Participation fee: 30 NIS for 1 photo / 50 NIS for 2 photos

Please Note:

Some of the participation fees from this competition will be donated to 

Community based after school programmes for education materials and equipment

?HOW TO PARTICIPATE

The competition calls on photographers, photography enthusiasts, asylum seekers and refugees and the general public to submit a photo / still images on livelihood, shelter, home, neighborhood, culture or any other expression.

EVERYONE WINS

Selected images from the competition will be used by the UN Commission on Refugees and will be used by the Ministry of Israel in various publications with international exposure in digital and print channels, while giving credit to photographers, in order to raise awareness of integration, assistance, protection, concern, mutual guarantee and acceptance and integration of asylum seekers. 

OPENING DATE
27.6.21

CLOSING DATE
27.7.21

לבקשת המשתתפים הקמפיין הוארך ביממה אחת. 

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So Pull Out YourCameras. And Lets Get Started.

Participants Gallery

Our judges

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Yiftah Hevlin

Photographer and photography teacher for about 20 years

Has experience in guiding photographers and setting up photography exhibitions

 

Exhibits in various galleries in the country

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Mati Elmaliah

A highly regarded international photographer

 

Exhibits exhibitions in Israel and around the world

Graduate of WIZO Haifa and Bezalel

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Bosmat Zeevi

The director of operations and content of the former Tel Hai Photography Museum

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Yossi Seles

Documentary filmmaker for over 20 years

 

Teaches and lectures in professions
Photography and lighting

 

Specializes in teaching photography
In mobile cameras

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Hadas Mualem

Artist and lecturer in photography, she has exhibited in Israel and abroad

Has been involved in commercial photography for more than a decade, in the field of fashion, portraits and studios.

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What is World Refugee Day?

 

World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength, resilience and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day shines a light on the rights, needs and dreams of refugees, helping to mobilize political will and resources so refugees can not only survive but also thrive.

 

This year, we are putting a special spotlight on the power of inclusion.

The shared experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that we can only succeed if we face the challenge together. This year we are calling for a greater inclusion of refugees in national health services, education system and sports.

 

Together we heal, we learn and shine!

Together we can achieve anything!

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)  ) is a humanitarian and non-political organization of the United Nations created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes.  Today, 70 years later, UNHCR works in over 135 countries around the world to safeguard the rights and well-being of people who have been forced to flee. UNHCR’s activities are based on a framework of international refugee law and standards that includes the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, as well as an array of international and regional treaties on human rights and humanitarian law.  

 

To learn more about UNHCR and its work globally and in Israel visit our website: https://www.unhcr.org/il/

 

Skillit Is an online social enterprise that raises social campaigns in a competitive format and appeals to creators, artists and "good people in the middle of the road" to participate in campaigns through diverse works and in accordance with the "calling voice" published in each campaign (stills, video, writing, animation, design and more)

Most campaigns involve a token fee for uploading the works

In return we offer adequate monetary rewards and of course a respectable stage for any work submitted to us.

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// Courtesy of Yossi Seles - Tour Guide and Photographer //

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