2020 has been a difficult year for us all. The ongoing pandemic has hampered our progress in society, our businesses and our very livelihoods. We are all handling it in our ways, and adapting where we can. Our very lives are changing daily, and it should be captured to mark this historic event that will change the world, and how we as a generation will adapt to it from here out.
From clapping for our carers every Thursday at 8 pm to memorable virtual celebrations, everyone has a moment worth recording in 2020.
We are creating a unique virtual photography exhibition capture Europe during the pandemic by inviting the public to submit a photo, taken between 01/01/2020 and 15/01/2021, focussed on three themes –hold together and help each other, my new normal life and our home during the pandemic. This will highlight and exhibit how people have viewed the pandemic, and their experiences and stories living within it, by expressing and exploring both shared and individual experiences through their lens.
The aim of the event is not only to create social awareness around the pandemic, and display every individuals’ lives and emotions through the photography submissions, but also to capture these exceptional and unprecedented moments through a broad range of stories.
This exhibition has 6 eligible submission regions, including France, UK, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain. The shortlisted photographs will be published to the official website and its Instagram account, in the order of submission.
The entrants who live outside the above countries can select the nearest eligible submission region to your country of residence.
Each region will select the 20 best photographs for the next round judging process. The shortlist for the next round will be confirmed by 15/01/2021.
All entries are judged by a distinguished international panel. The jury will judge the entries in several rounds from 17 January 2021 to 05 February 2021. There will be a separate award “public’s choice”, giving to the photograph which gets the most votes.
All winners have the opportunity of being a contributing photographer for Nouvelles d’Europe. All finalists can receive the certificate.
We will publish outstanding photographs on our channels, including Nouvelles d’Europe Newspaper and website, UKZone WeChat account, Chinaminutes.com and other channels to exhibit the artwork and open to public voting.
The 2020 life in the pandemic era photography exhibition will be held online on its official website and Instagram account. The work which is the most relevant to the theme from the submissions will be exhibited online (high-quality original images are required) from 17 January 2021 for a three months period.
The conditions set out in the Entry Rules are binding, and the organization reserves the right to refuse or exclude any entry at its own discretion. For detailed information, please carefully read the terms and conditions section.The conditions set out in the Entry Rules are binding, and the organization reserves the right to refuse or exclude any entry at its own discretion.
One prize will be awarded in each category, including £500 camera voucher and the opportunity of being a contributing photographer for Nouvelles d’Europe.
Public’s Choice award: £500 camera voucher and certificate
All finalists can have the opportunity of being a contributing photographer for Nouvelles d’Europe with a certificate
The entrants need to submit the application via exhibition.chinaminutes.com by selecting the submission region（France, UK, Germany, central and eastern Europe, Italy and Spain. Entrants should include all required personal information and confirm the terms and conditions as well as filling out the GDPR-compliant photo consent form.
The judging process for the 2020 life in the pandemic era photo exhibition will take place online. All submitted photographs will be first selected and reviewed by the organizer - Nouvelles d’Europe.
The shortlisted photographs will be published to the official website and its Instagram account, in the order of submission. The published photographs are then eligible for public voting.
All entries are judged by a distinguished international panel. The jury will judge the entries in several rounds from 17 January 2021 to 05 February 2021. The judges will select 1 winner from each category based on the quality and technique of the work and the interpretation of the theme. 3 key judging criteria are:
There will be a separate award “public’s choice”, giving to the photograph which gets the most votes. We invite the general public to vote for their favourite image by liking certain photographs on the official website and its Instagram account.
*One like will be counted as one vote. The sum of the photography’s Instagram and website like will be the final vote.
＊Submitting your application early may help you to get more views and public votes.
Deadline for the online vote: 12:00 PM GMT, 04/02/2021
For more information：
Instagram : 2020pandemicera