Tuesday, 22 August 2023
Ruse Municipality and the Municipal Foundation "Ruse - City of Free Spirit" are again challenging the lens lovers through the photo contest "We Love Ruse". This is the fourth edition of the initiative, which aims to show the beautiful side of Ruse and all the good things happening in the city. The sponsors of the competition are Holleman Bulgaria and Tiva Plus.
The idea of the competition is to encourage all citizens, amateur and professional photographers to capture and capture with their lenses amazing and inspiring moments from the largest Danube city in Bulgaria.
In the section "The Business of Ruse" this year the organizers expect to receive photos of the work process of all business sectors in the city. Participants will be ranked based on professional experience in two categories - "Amateur" and "Professional Photographers".
Photos can also participate in the now traditional categories "Aerial photography", "Landscapes" and "Events and captured moments". More information about these sections can be found in the full photo competition regulations.
Participants can submit photos of significant buildings, monuments, panoramas, funny moments from their work, interesting machines they use, events or just adventures from the city of Ruse. The photos must fit the theme and have aesthetic value.
All interested amateur and professional photographers are eligible to participate in the photo contest, without age restrictions. Persons under the age of 18 may participate only with the consent of their parents or legal guardians.
Each author can enter a maximum of 5 photos in each of the announced sections. Photos for the photo contest must be no older than 1 year (must have been taken in 2022 or 2023). They should be in digital JPEG format, have a title and be accompanied by a short text describing the location, situation and history of the photo - up to 500 characters. The image size shall be no smaller than 3000 pixels and no larger than 5000 pixels on the long side. The resolution of the images must be at least 200 dpi. Files must not be larger than 10 mb. Everyone needs to be able to provide a source file (original size photo).
Registration for participation and submission of photos is available at rusefreespiritcity@gmail. com from 23 August until 20:00 on 15 October.
The photographs will be judged by a jury including representatives of Ruse - City of Free Spirit Foundation, Holleman Bulgaria, Tiva Plus, Ruse Municipality and others. The criteria for evaluation are belonging to the theme of the competition, aesthetic execution, originality, visual impact.
The audience's favorite will also be chosen by voting on the Facebook page of the Municipal Foundation "Ruse - City of Free Spirit". Voting can be done from 18 October until 23:59 on 28 October.
The awards will be announced and presented at a special ceremony at the opening of the exhibition, which will feature the winners ranked by the jury in each category, and cash prizes are also provided.
More information about the photo contest can be found on the Facebook page of the Municipal Foundation "Ruse - City of Free Spirit", as well as on its website. The rules of the initiative can be found here.