December 16, 2008

OPPORTUNITIES / PHOTO: Deadline Extended for the Chachipe Youth Photo Contest

Deadline Extended for the Chachipe Youth Photo Contest

The deadline for entering photos in the Chachipe Youth contest has been extended to January 31, 2009.

What is Chachipe Youth?

The Open Society Institute (OSI) and OSA Archivum announce Chachipe Youth, an international photography contest for young people between the ages of 12 and 25. The contest is a sequel to the successful Chachipe contest held in 2007. (Chachipe means truth, reality or right in Romanes.)

Chachipe Youth invites young people to use photography to present how they see Roma and their lives. The contest has three categories: “My Street, My Neighborhood,” "My Colorful Life," and "What Is Wrong?" An international jury will award a prize of EUR 1,000 to the winners in three age-groups—12 to 15 years old, 16 to 19 years old, and 20 to 25 years old—within each of these categories.

Photos submitted for the contest must have been taken since the beginning of 2005 in one or more of the countries participating in the Decade of Roma Inclusion ( Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Spain

Chachipe Youth is an online photo contest. Digital photos can be submitted at, where detailed contest conditions are available, from October 30, 2008 through January 31, 2009. The announcement of contest results is expected in spring 2009.

A selection of the best photos submitted to the Chachipe Youth contest will be displayed in an exhibition hosted by Centralis Galeria in Budapest in early 2009. OSI and OSA Archivum also plan to exhibit this selection of photographs in other Decade countries during 2009.

More information:

Jusztin Melinda. E-mail: Tel.: +36-30-250-2635

Marta Jombach. E-mail: Tel: +36-1-235-6161

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