The Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center announces international photo and video competition with the title "Water Connects"

Water is not only an indispensable resource for life, it is also one of the most universal themes for the artists of all eras. This fundamental element has ruled the fate of civilizations throughout history, and our everyday lives are also inconceivable without it. It may well be impossible to list all the forms in which it is present in our lives day after day. On the occasion of Budapest Water Summit 2016, the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center wishes to offer the many aspects of water as inspiration for anyone ready to share their photographic or video creations with the general public between 1 and 30 September.

Information about the competition

The competition, entitled “Water Connects”, is opened by the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center on the occasion of Budapest Water Summit 2016, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Ministry of Human Capacities for Hungarian and foreign entries. The competition may be entered in two categories – photos and videos – with series of 3 to 6 photos or videos up to 90 seconds long, produced after 2000.

The entries will be judged by Gabriella Csizek, Director of Art at Mai Manó House, director Viktor Horváth, Gabriella Lonkai, political advisor to the Ministry of Human Capacities, the photographer Dániel Kovalovszky, and Ábel Szalontay, lecturer at the DLA school of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, director of the Media Institute.

The best entries will receive valuable prizes, while the work of the ten best artists in each of the categories will be showcased for the public at an exhibition organised by Mai Manó House.

“We chose this extraordinary material to be the theme of our competition because it offers tremendous artistic freedom. While it is indispensable for mankind and for nature as a whole, it is present in very unique forms in our lives. The invitation offers an excellent opportunity to use the multifaceted phenomenon of water to inspire all photographers and video artists, while also highlighting our responsibility associated with this treasure of nature”, said Orsolya Kőrösi, the managing director of the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center.

The detailed rules of the competition and further information are available at the website of the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center: