Jewish Cemeteries in Central and Eastern Europe Photography Competition: Call for Entries

HomepageJewish Cemeteries in Central and Eastern Europe Photography Competition: call for entries

Preserving Jewish Cemeteries Project organise a photography competition for university students studying at university or college in Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine. Winners will receive up to €1.000 in camera/video equipment and have their work shown in prestigious venues and online.

The deadline for submission is 30th April 2023.

Applicants may submit up to 10 images, using the form on the competition website.

In Yiddish the term for cemetery is: ‘Bais Oylem’, ‘Home of the World’. Here’s a chance to bring your creativity to one or more local Jewish cemeteries and present your interpretation of these places.

Preserving Jewish Cemetries Project is an EU-funded pilot project set up with the aim of preserving Jewish cemeteries in Central and Eastern Europe. It is a joint effort by three leading Jewish heritage NGOs: ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative, Centropa, and the Foundation for Jewish Heritage taking place across seven European countries: Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine. The consortium aims to raise awareness on both the historical and contemporary significance of Jewish cemeteries in local communities, spearhead educational projects with the goal of incorporating Jewish cemeteries into school curricula, and help empower local actors to preserve their Jewish cemeteries. The ESJF Project hopes to preserve Jewish memory, especially in so-called ‘priority areas such as the former Soviet-bloc and South-Eastern Europe. It consists of a series of activities such as seminars, webinars, youth and art university competitions, and various forms of engagement with local institutions & NGOs.

We encourage you to apply.

ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative