Friday, June 17, 2011

Commonwealth Global Film and Photography Competition

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am writing from the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) in London. The RCS is an international education charity which supports and promotes the culture and core values of the modern Commonwealth.
We are keen to collaborate with your Film Commission, in promoting two exciting and innovative competitions – the Commonwealth Photographic and Vision Awards (film). Open to Commonwealth citizens under the age of 30, these competitions will act as a platform for aspiring and established photographers and filmmakers to realise their dreams, whilst promoting the rich culture, heritage and scenery/landscape of Canada's provinces and territories. What's more, selected winners of the different categories would be in line to win some amazing monetary and photography/film equipment. In 2010, winners were flown to London for a week of workshops and a Gala Awards Dinner. We are currently finalising arrangements for this year's top prize - details will be revealed in a special press release later this month.
We would be very grateful if you could kindly publicise these competitions to Film and Photography Schools / Institutes or amongst established/aspiring filmmakers within your province/territory. We would also appreciate it if you could send us a list or database of the names of these schools or institutes so that we could update our records and send further information about our youth projects and creative competitions. The RCS will acknowledge any support given, across their networks in Commonwealth countries.
Please see the attachments for all the information on the Photographic and Vision Awards. The deadline for submissions is 1st August. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Best wishes,
 John Apea
John Apea
Youth Programmes Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7766 9208
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The Royal Commonwealth Society is a Registered Charity in England and Wales and a Body Incorporated by Royal Charter. Registered Charity No: 226748. Registered office: 25 Northumberland Avenue , London WC2N 5AP.

The deadline for 2011 submissions has been extended to 1st August!!

The only Photographic Prize of its kind reaching every country in the Commonwealth, the Photographic Awards has been running since the 1990s and has drawn together hundreds of young photojournalists and photographers every year. The standard of entry is always exceptional.

Open to young people under the age of 30, whether you take photos on a digital, analogue, or disposable camera - or a mobile phone - please send them in.

We are actively encouraging young people under the age of 18 to also take part this year!

The theme in 2011 is Women as Agents of Change.

Icon: Acrobat PDFClick here for 2011's Young Commonwealth Competitions flyer with the 2011 theme of "Women as Agents of Change" and some news on how you can take part in both the film, photography and essay competitions AS WELL AS the Commonwealth Jubilee Time Capsule